Obtaining a BIN/PCN
The Bank Identification Number (BIN) is a six-digit number that is assigned for electronic routing of transactions. The Processor Control Number (PCN) is secondary identifier that may be used in routing of pharmacy transactions. The PCN is defined by the PBM/processor as this identifier is unique to their business needs. There is no registry of PCNs. The PCN, like the BIN appear on the pharmacy ID card, in accordance with the rules defined in the NCPDP Pharmacy ID and Combination Card Implementation Guide. Not all entities may use the PCN to differentiate plans. Some entities may use the Group ID; still others may not need this level of differentiation.
Information on BIN/PCN If questions, contact the NCPDP Pharmacy Services department at 480-477-1000.
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NCPDP Online acts as the enumerator of the legacy NCPDP Provider ID number (formerly the NABP number).
From this website, pharmacies can:
- Apply for new NCPDP / NPDS numbers
- View and update your NCPDP information
- Report changes in ownership to NCPDP
Universal Claim Forms (UCF)
The NCPDP Universal Claim Forms may be purchased from our vendor, CommuniForm. The forms can be ordered at 800-564-8140 or via the web.
Compounds and UCF
CommuniForm supports the:
Healthcare/Group Health/Third Party/Commercial Claims Billing Forms:
Workers' Compensation/Property and Casualty Forms:
- "Version 5" continuous feed form (old name DAH 2PT) (new name (PUCF2PT)
- "Version 5" laser form (old name UCF L1) (new name PUCF1PT)
- "Version D.0" continuous feed form (PUCF-D02PT)
- "Version D.0" laser form (PUCF-D01PT)
- Pharmacy Workers' Compensation/Property and Casualty laser form (WUCF-1PT)
December 2012 The California Division of Workers' Compensation Medical Billing and Payment Guide has been modified to cite the correct official NCPDP Workers' Compensation/Property & Casualty Claim Form version 1.1 – 05/2009. See http://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/DWCPropRegs/IBR/IBR_Regs.htm for the updated Guide.
- "Credit Card" style form (old name DAH 3-97) (new name PUCFCC)
Industry Moving to D.0 version 1.2 UCF by 03/01/2013
Due to changes required for Medicare Part D processing of claims with dates of service on or after February 28, 2013, a new version of the NCPDP Telecommunication vD.0 Continuous Feed (PUCF-D02PT) and Laser Universal Claim Form (PUCF-D01PT) have been created. Medicare Part D sponsors will be required to submit additional fields to CMS based on the CMS notice dated October 1, 2012 referencing Revised Reporting Requirements for Prescriber Identifiers and Other Prescription Drug Event Fields. Pharmacies currently submit these fields on real-time claims and the UCFs have been updated to accommodate.
Overview of Changes.
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