PHARMACY PROCEDURES VALUES
Weighting factors for determining work counts are given in the chart below.
Outpatient/Troop Clinic Issue
Section III. INTERPRETATIONS AND EXAMPLES OF UNIFORM CHART
OF ACCOUNTS PHARMACY PROCEDURES
a. Guideline. The UCA weighted procedures for prescriptions states: Count a
written order for a medication or device prescribed for an individual patient with a weighted
value of 1.0. Direct handouts from the pharmacy to individual patients will have a UCA
weighted procedure of 0.6 per container of drug product.
b. Interpretation. Each outpatient prescription with the exception of multiple
item prescriptions will be counted for UCA purposes as 1.0 (one). The number of
patients identified on each prescription, the number of units dispensed, the
compounding of a prescription, etc., do not affect this count of 1.0. A refill prescription
is also counted with a weighted value of 1.0. A UCA weighted value of 1.0 will be
awarded for each separate medication identified on the multiple item prescription. If a
patient is directly given two bottles of a non-legend cough syrup and two bottles of baby
aspirin as part of a pharmacy handout program, then four containers of drug products
have been dispensed and the proper UCA value is 2.4 (4 x 0.6). Interpretative
examples are provided in figures 3-1--3-5.
c. Examples: Outpatient Prescriptions. See the following examples.