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 HCIdea® Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS PRESCRIBER DATA?

Prescriber data is healthcare information that accurately identifies healthcare providers who can write prescriptions. HCIdea® prescriber data goes beyond physician listings for medical doctors and doctors of osteopathic medicine; it also includes naturopaths, chiropractors, dentists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, optometrists, podiatrists and others authorized to prescribe.

HOW MANY PRESCRIBERS ARE IN THE HCIdea® DATABASE?

HCIdea® contains accurate data on more than 2 million prescribers. To uphold our reputation as the trusted source for prescriber data, the HCIdea® database includes only those providers with authorization to prescribe medications, pharmacy supplies, or medical devices. By combining our selective business rules, authority data sources, patented autoverification technology, and healthcare expertise we bring unmatched value to our subscribers.

WHAT IS AUTOVERIFICATION TECHNOLOGY?

HCIdea® uses a patented autoverification technology developed by Medversant, AutoVerifi™, that electronically and automatically accesses, verifies and updates prescriber information from thousands of primary and authoritative source authorities.

Medversant is a leader in technology solutions for the management of provider information and has invested 12 years in developing the AutoVerifi® technology (US Patent Numbers 7,529,682 and 8,131,558).

HOW DOES HCIdea® WORK WITH MEDVERSANT?

NCPDP owns the HCIdea® database and to ensure the highest level of accuracy and timeliness, HCIdea data is supplied and maintained by Medversant. This partnership provides HCIdea subscribers with accurate and timely data updates and superior, responsive client service.

HOW MUCH DOES HCIdea® COST?

Complete our Contact Us Form and one of NCPDP’s Data Accuracy Experts will work with you to determine your specific solution needs and provide you with a quote.

WHAT DELIVERABLES ARE AVAILABLE TO SUBSCRIBERS OF HCIdea®?

There are multiple deliverables available to our subscribers. NCPDP offers Monthly Full, Monthly Transactional, Weekly Full, Weekly Transactional file options for HCIdea® subscribers.

WHAT INFORMATION IS INCLUDED IN YOUR HCIdea® DATA?

HCIdea® includes 18 tables of physician and other prescriber demographics, such as:

  • Address with multiple practice locations
  • NPI
  • DEA, drug schedule and renewal dates
  • Multiple state license numbers & renewal dates
  • Birth date
  • Telephone
  • Taxonomy
  • Specialty

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