Product Support Notifications

RED BOOK® Notice: FUL Pricing and Changes to Historical Files

Date: January 24, 2017

Products affected: RED BOOK

Summary of notification: Starting April 7, 2017, the FUL pricing data in RED BOOK will be applied to specified NDCs, rather than at the current substance/strength/route/form level. This change is being made to align with the April 1, 2016 CMS changes to FUL pricing. These changes will be available in your first regularly scheduled update following April 7, 2017. Additionally, these changes will not impact the format or automated processing of the RED BOOK Advanced, Expanded, Extra or Select files.

Starting April 25, 2017, there will be a change to the RED BOOK Historical files. The rbhistoricalprice.exe file will contain the updated FUL pricing calculation from the April 1, 2016. We are adding a second rbhistoricalprice-preCMSMedicaidFUL.exe file, which will contain FUL pricing applied at the package level through March 1, 2017. Both files will be available through the Micromedex Download Site in the Home/RED BOOK/RED BOOK Historical Pricing Folder.

We sincerely appreciate your business and trust that you continue to find value in our solutions. For questions about this notification, please contact our Customer Service Center at 800-525-9083, option 3, or online technical support.


RED BOOK® AWP/WAC Pricing Field Update

Date: October 20, 2016

Products affected: RED BOOK

Summary of notification: Due to the rising prices of specialty drugs, the AWP and WAC Package and Unit Pricing Fields will be adjusted to accommodate drugs with larger numerical values.

Effective December 2, 2016, the Pricing Fields will shift to support six digits in the dollar place (999999) to meet the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) Telecommunication Standard.  We understand the value that accurate pricing information provides our clients, and this update to RED BOOK deliverables will provide pricing information in greater detail.

For more detailed technical information for each RED BOOK deliverable, click here.


RED BOOK® FUL Pricing Update

Date: May 9, 2016

Products affected: RED BOOK

Summary of notification: Thank you for your continued use of RED BOOK Products. Effective April 1, 2016, as mandated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Federal Upper Limit (FUL) pricing is being applied to specific NDCs instead of at the substance, strength, route and form level.  We are in the process of making the appropriate changes necessary to support the new FUL pricing structure.

We sincerely appreciate your business and trust that you continue to find value in our solutions. Please contact our Customer Resource Center at 800-525-9083, option 3, or our online technical support at micromedex.com/support if you have any questions regarding this update.


Notice of Upcoming Maintenance for NeoFax® and Pediatrics

On Sunday, February 21, 2016, from 10 PM MST to 11:00 PM MST, NeoFax and Pediatrics will be temporarily unavailable for routine maintenance.

We appreciate your patience as we perform server maintenance and work to ensure the long-term health and availability of our online applications. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact Customer Support Services at 1 800 525 9083, option 3.


Micromedex® Solutions Ending Support for Internet Explorer® 8

Products affected: Micromedex 2.0, Micromedex Pharmaceutical Knowledge, CareNotes®, REDBOOK and Formulary products; and all CD delivered or locally installed products, including Healthcare Series, Neofax®, Pediatrics, Kinetidex, CKO/Ultimedex®, and Micromedex 360 Care Insights

Summary of notification: Beginning January 1, 2016, the Microsoft Internet Explorer® browser version 8 (IE8) will no longer be a supported browser for all Micromedex Solutions mentioned above in "products affected". This means the following:

  • Micromedex Solutions products will no longer be tested in IE8 after December 31, 2015
  • Defects deemed exclusive to IE8 will not be addressed or fixed after December 31, 2015

Users can continue to use IE8, with the understanding that Micromedex Solutions products will no longer be tested and defects deemed exclusive to IE8 will not be addressed after December 31, 2015.

Click here to read the full notification, including course of action and support contact information.


NeoFax® Customer Notices

Date: January 30, 2015

Products affected: All NeoFax® products, including mobile apps.

Summary of notifications: Please click the links below to read the full customer notifications.

Date: October 31 & November 5, 2014

Products affected: All NeoFax® products, including mobile apps.

Summary of notifications: Please click the links below to read the full customer notifications.


RED BOOK® Average Wholesale Price (AWP) Policy Update

Date: October 1, 2014

Products affected: RED BOOK

Summary of notification: As of October 1, 2014, the RED BOOK Average Wholesale Price (AWP) policy has been revised to reflect changing market trends. We have updated our AWP policy to address the need to report Suggested Wholesale Price (SWP) for some manufacturers. For your reference, the complete AWP policy continues to be available on our website and the latest, recently revised version can be accessed by clicking here.

We are committed to delivering the comprehensive current, and accurate drug pricing you have come to expect in subscribing to RED BOOK. Please contact us if you have questions.



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