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Dispense As Written (DAW)/ Product Selection Code

Name:Dispense As Written (DAW)/ Product Selection Code
Field:408-D8
Definition:Code indicating whether or not the prescriber's instructions regarding generic substitution were followed.
Type:Data Element
Example:See SubstitutionCode.for SCRIPT Standard
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Version:04-2014
Registration Authority:National Council for Prescription Drug Programs
Source:National Council for Prescription Drug Programs
Values for: Dispense As Written (DAW)/ Product Selection Code
Value Value Meaning
0 No Product Selection Indicated - This is the field default value that is appropriately used for prescriptions for single source brand, co-branded/co-licensed, or generic products. For a multi-source branded product with available generic(s), DAW 0 is not appropriate, and may result in a reject.
1 Substitution Not Allowed by Prescriber - This value is used when the prescriber indicates, in a manner specified by prevailing law, that the product is Medically Necessary to be Dispensed As Written. DAW 1 is based on prescriber instruction and not product classification.
2 Substitution Allowed-Patient Requested Product Dispensed-This value is used when the prescriber has indicated, in a manner specified by prevailing law, that generic substitution is permitted and the patient requests the brand product. This situation can occur when the prescriber writes the prescription using either the brand or generic name and the product is available from multiple sources.
3 Substitution Allowed-Pharmacist Selected Product Dispensed-This value is used when the prescriber has indicated, in a manner specified by prevailing law, that generic substitution is permitted and the pharmacist determines that the brand product should be dispensed. This can occur when the prescriber writes the prescription using either the brand or generic name and the product is available from multiple sources.
4 Substitution Allowed-Generic Drug Not in Stock-This value is used when the prescriber has indicated, in a manner specified by prevailing law, that generic substitution is permitted and the brand product is dispensed since a currently marketed generic is not stocked in the pharmacy. This situation exists due to the buying habits of the pharmacist, not because of the unavailability of the generic product in the marketplace.
5 Substitution Allowed-Brand Drug Dispensed as a Generic-This value is used when the prescriber has indicated, in a manner specified by prevailing law, that generic substitution is permitted and the pharmacist is utilizing the brand product as the generic entity.
6 Override-This value is used by various claims processors in very specific instances as defined by that claims' processor and/or its client(s).
7 Substitution Not Allowed-Brand Drug Mandated by Law-This value is used when the prescriber has indicated, in a manner specified by prevailing law, that generic substitution is permitted but prevailing law or regulation prohibits the substitution of a brand product even though generic versions of the product may be available in the marketplace.
8 Substitution Allowed-Generic Drug Not Available in Marketplace-This value is used when the prescriber has indicated, in a manner specified by prevailing law, that generic substitution is permitted and the brand product is dispensed since the generic is not currently manufactured, distributed, or is temporarily unavailable.
9 Substitution Allowed By Prescriber but Plan Requests Brand - Patient's Plan Requested Brand Product To Be Dispensed - This value is used when the prescriber has indicated, in a manner specified by prevailing law, that generic substitution is permitted, but the plan's formulary requests the brand product. This situation can occur when the prescriber writes the prescription using either the brand or generic name and the product is available from multiple sources.
 
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