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Medi-Span Electronic Drug File (MED-File) v2

Communicate Clearly and Access a Wide Range of Drug Information

This foundational drug file provides a codified drug dictionary, drug vocabulary, and drug pricing for prescription drugs and medication-based over-the-counter products in the United States. This core drug information database is the foundation for all other Medi-Span content.

What It Does for Your Business

Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities

  • Provides information to support:
    • Medication prescribing
    • Medication profiling
    • Clinical screening
  • Simplifies the process of generic product substitutions
  • Helps increase efficiency by providing quick access to pricing information

Retail Pharmacies

  • Provides information to support:
    • Dispensing
    • Medication profiling
    • Clinical screening
    • Pricing research
    • Inventory management
  • Simplifies the process of generic product substitutions
  • Helps increase efficiency by providing quick access to pricing information

Payers

  • Supports formulary development and management and claims adjustment
  • Assists in medication profiling and disease management
  • Supports Drug Utilization Reviews (DUR)
  • Facilitates retrospective analysis
  • Simplifies the process of generic product substitutions
  • Helps increase efficiency by providing quick access to pricing information
  • Provides a single source to access Medi-Span clinical content
  • Helps increase margins by providing multiple methods to help you determine drug reimbursement
  • Assists in identifying the costs of drugs required to treat Medicare Part B and chronic conditions eligible for MTM services - Learn more about the MTM Toolkit

Drug Manufacturers

  • Assists in developing competitive pricing strategies
  • Identifies competitive therapeutic alternatives
  • Streamlines analysis and reporting
  • Helps increase efficiency by providing quick access to pricing information
  • Provides a single source to access Medi-Span clinical content
  • Provides market intelligence that helps create a competitive edge

What It Provides

We offer flexible versions of MED-File to fit your business needs:

Basic

  • Product names, dose form, route of administration, strength, ingredients
  • Proprietary drug identifiers, including Generic Product Identifier (GPI), Drug Descriptor Identifier (DDID), and Generic Product Packaging Code (GPPC)
  • Data Definition Language (DDL) to facilitate table creation during development

Clinical

Ideal for those without drug pricing needs or with an alternate pricing source

  • All basic items
  • Drug name concepts at multiple levels of specificity to support clinicians at different stages in their workflow
  • Detailed active/ingredient level data

Pricing

Ideal for those with needs for detailed active/inactive ingredient level data

  • All basic items
  • Unit and package pricing for multiple drug price types:
    • Average Wholesale Price (AWP)
    • Wholesale Acquisition Price (WAC)
    • Direct Price (DP)
    • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Federal Upper Limit (CMS FUL)
    • Average Average Wholesale Price (AAWP)
    • Generic Equivalent Average Price (GEAP)

Complete

Useful for those needing a more detailed picture

  • All basic items
  • Drug name concepts at multiple levels of specificity to support clinicians at different stages in their workflow
  • Unit and package pricing for multiple drug price types (AWP, DP, WAC, CMS FUL)
  • Detailed active/ingredient level data

Delivery Timing Options

  • Daily
  • Weekly
  • Monthly

Why Medi-Span?

Overall Satisfaction

98%

of customers are satisfied with the quality of Medi-Span data

Renewal Rate

99%

of customers are likely to renew their Medi-Span data license

Productivity

50%

Hundreds of customers see 50% or greater increase in productivity with Medi-Span

See why more healthcare businesses are choosing Medi-Span for their drug data:

Reasons Customers Chose and Stay

Testimonials

  • Competitive Advantage

    (Medi-Span) allows us to provide features that our competitors do not have.

    Senior developer from a healthcare software vendor

  • Valuable Resource

    As a claims processor, we rely on Medi-Span and its wealth of drug information to forecast and price claims for our clients. Medi-Span is the go-to (application) that is recognized across the industry for (manufacturer-provided) drug information. They have innovative tools and excellent customer service that will go above and beyond to provide the best available solution.

    Healthcare vendor systems analyst

  • Consistent Pricing Data

    It is the source for the benchmark prices consistently used in the PBM industry and the tool we use to hold PBMs accountable to their pricing promises to our employers.

    Insurance company senior actuarial consultant

  • Business Essential

    Business cannot survive without Medi-Span data.

    Fortune 500 PBM clinical pharmacist

  • Key Content

    Only reliable published resource for (manufacturer-provided) AWP. (Medi-Span proprietary) GPI is therapeutic classification system of choice. It is very enabling, as clinical management rules are easily articulated.

    Chief Pharmacy Officer from a PBM

  • Provides Confidence

    Even in an era where data abounds, there is a terrific amount of uncertainty. People want confidence that what they are seeing is (based on) real (manufacturer-provided information) – Medi-Span provides that confidence.

    Health plan executive

  • Unifying Data

    (Medi-Span) allows for consistency across the company, industry and clients.

    Manager from an insurance company

  • Timely and Relevant

    The Medi-Span database allows our system to have the latest and most current information available. It is especially needed for package information, interaction checking, and clinical printing.

    Executive from a healthcare software vendor

  • Strong Foundation

    This is a foundational piece that is used throughout the organization in many systems and is often used to connect data from multiple systems.

    Systems analyst from a top-grossing PBM

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Who is Clinical Drug Information?

With the move to team-based care, conflicting data can lead to actual conflicts – from disparity in business decisions to confusion in communication. We research, validate, and synthesize content to show the right data to right people at the right time. With content developed in a consistent manner across all platforms and resources, your team receives aligned drug information no matter when or how they access it. This helps:

  • Improve communication
  • Reduce confusion
  • Enhance patient care

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