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MTHCMSFRF (Metathesaurus CMS Formulary Reference File) Source Information

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Source Synopsis

Web site:
http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Prescription-Drug-Coverage/PrescriptionDrugCovContra/RxContracting_FormularyGuidance.html

Authority
The U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) produces the Metathesaurus CMS Formulary Reference File (MTHCMSFRF), which is based on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Formulary Reference File (FRF).

Purpose
The FRF is a listing of drugs that CMS Part D plan sponsors must utilize in the submission of Part D formularies to CMS for review.

RxNorm Scope
RxNorm includes a subset of terms from the CMS FRF to produce MTHCMSFRF in each monthly and weekly RxNorm release. MTHCMSFRF information exists in the RxNorm RXNCONSO.RRF and RXNSAB.RRF files.

Sites Consulted

  1. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Baltimore (MD): Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (US). Formulary guidance - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; [cited 2015 Mar 27]. Available from: http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Prescription-Drug-Coverage/PrescriptionDrugCovContra/RxContracting_FormularyGuidance.html

Metadata

Field Value
Short NameMetathesaurus CMS Formulary Reference File
FamilyMTHCMSFRF
Source Restriction Level0
LanguageENG
License ContactRxNorm Customer Service
U.S. National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda
MD
United States
20894
(888) FIND-NLM
rxnorminfo@nlm.nih.gov
https://www.nlm.nih.gov/research/umls/rxnorm/
Content ContactRxNorm Customer Service
U.S. National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda
MD
United States
20894
(888) FIND-NLM
rxnorminfo@nlm.nih.gov
https://www.nlm.nih.gov/research/umls/rxnorm/

Source Representation (currently unavailable)

RxNorm Representation (currently unavailable)

Data Examples with Sample Database Queries

This section lists source terminology specific data examples and sample database queries using Structured Query Language (SQL) to obtain the data. For more information about RxNorm data and files, see the RxNorm Technical Documentation.

MTHCMSFRF information exists in the RxNorm RXNCONSO.RRF and RXNSAB.RRF files. There are no MTHCMSFRF attributes or relationships in RxNorm.

Names and Codes in RXNCONSO.RRF

Here are sample source terminology code, source string, RxNorm Concept Unique Identifier (RXCUI), RxNorm term type (TTY), and suppress values.

SOURCE_CODE SOURCE_STR RXCUI RXNORM_TTY SUPPRESS
NOCODE OTC product 3686 PT N
NOCODE Diabetic test strips 126628 PT N
NOCODE Disposable insulin syringe U-100 0.5 ML 244822 PT N
NOCODE Disposable insulin syringe U-100 1 ML 244823 PT N
NOCODE Disposable insulin syringe U-100 0.3 ML 248458 PT N
NOCODE Gauze pads and dressing - 2 X 2 Pads 636967 PT N
NOCODE Insulin pen needle 637093 PT N
NOCODE Disposable insulin safety needles 724217 PT N

Here is a sample database query to retrieve the data above:

SELECT code as source_code, str as source_str, rxcui, tty as rxnorm_tty, suppress
FROM rxnconso
WHERE sab = 'MTHCMSFRF';

Last Reviewed: September 28, 2020