Dispense As Written (DAW) rules
YouthCare HealthChoice Illinois (YouthCare) would like to share with you a reminder regarding dispense as written (DAW) rules.
|Dispense as written (DAW) code||Code value|
|DAW 0||No product selection indicated|
|DAW 1||Substitution not allowed by prescriber|
|DAW 2||Substitution allowed – patient requested product dispensed|
|DAW 3||Substitution allowed – pharmacy requested product dispensed|
|DAW 4||Substitution allowed – generic drug not in stock|
|DAW 5||Substitution allowed – brand drug dispensed as generic|
|DAW 6||Undefined (not in general use; reserved for future use)|
|DAW 7||Substitution not allowed – brand drug mandated by law/regulation|
|DAW 8||Substitution not allowed – generic drug not available in marketplace|
|DAW 9||Undefined (not in general use, reserved for future use)|
When writing a prescription for preferred brand name medications, such as Concerta ®, Focalin XR ®, or Vyvanse ®, please include DAW 1 on the prescription.
We appreciate your review and thank you for helping our members live better healthier lives. For more information or if you have any questions, please call YouthCare at 1-844-289-2264.