NCPDP IDs


Veeva OpenData subscriptions for the United States contain the option to receive National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) IDs for HCOs. For compliance, Veeva OpenData can provide NCPDP data only to customers that have a NCPDP license. Previously, NCPDP ID data was available to all customers.

There is no extra cost for enabling this subscription and receiving this data.

Enable the NCPDP subscription

The Include NCPDP data field-level subscription can be enabled in your US OpenData subscription if your license has been verified by Veeva OpenData. The subscription is disabled by default.

If you do not have a license, or your license has not yet been verified (new customers), the Include NCPDP data option is dimmed in your US OpenData subscription.

Data model field

When the subscription is enabled, you must also enable the following field so it can be managed by OpenData.

  • ncpdp_num__v

The field is disabled by default.

NCPDP data updates

When you subscribe to field-level subscriptions like NCPDP IDs, the data is not immediately downloaded into your Network instance the next time your OpenData subscription runs. The NCPDP data will only be included in the OpenData delta export if the record has been changed by OpenData. You can request updates to specific HCO records so you can quickly receive this data instead of waiting for it to trickle into your Network instance. For more information, see Request updates to OpenData records.

Locally managing NCPDP data

The NCPDP field can be useful for matching purposes. If you do not have a license, the ncpdp_num__v field for HCOs can be enabled and managed locally; data change requests on the NCPDP ID will be sent to local data stewards.

For information about using Veeva standard fields to load local data, see Enabling data model fields.