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    We create and promote standards for the electronic exchange of healthcare information related to pharmacy services.

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    We’re a multi-stakeholder forum for developing healthcare business solutions, including ANSI-accredited standards for electronic exchange of healthcare information. We streamline the system and improve patient safety.

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News & Announcements

  • Only Seven Days Left for Early Bird Savings! The early bird registration for NCPDP's 2015 Annual Technology & Business Conference, Creative Collisions. Sustainable Solutions. ends March 6, 2015. Don't miss out on a $275 savings!  Register today.  For all of the details on the agenda, track sessions, roundtables, featured speakers, networking opportunities and the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, check out the conference brochure.
  • SCRIPT Implementation Recommendations Updated The SCRIPT Implementation Recommendations document version 1.30 has been published. It is available to members through the Member Portal and also on  the public ePrescribing page. Updates include recommendations from the February Work Group meeting, including:
    • Guidance was added for best practices when a pharmacy is unable or unwilling to dispense.
    • Guidance was added for Electronic Prior Authorization (ePA) transactions related to denying a PACancelResponse.
  • Visit the NCPDP Exhibit at the PBMI's March Conference

    NCPDP is in San Antonio, Texas, exhibiting next week at the Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute’s (PBMI) Annual Drug Benefit Conference from Monday March 2, 2015 through Wednesday March 4, 2015.   Attendees can visit the NCPDP booth to learn about our products and organization.  Tell a friend or stop by to view a 10-minute demo of dataQ®, NCPDP’s pharmacy database featuring detailed records on over 79,000 pharmacies.  NCPDP’s prescriber database, HCIdea®, features a new level of data accuracy unsurpassed in the healthcare marketplace with its patented autoverification technology. 

  • Annual Conference Brochure is Here!

    NCPDP's Annual Technology & Business Conference brochure has all the in-depth details about the most diversely attended healthcare event of the year. Don't miss out on the exciting lineup of speakers, track sessions and networking opportunities. 

  • NCPDP Releases New and Enhanced Standards

    NCPDP has released a new standard, the Benefit Integration Standard v10. It was developed to provide a standardized format for health plans and processors to communicate data on the accumulation of patient deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses to effectively administer integrated medical and drug benefits. Accumulator data can be exchanged between trading partners in agreed upon intervals in either batch or real-time. The standardized transactions are useful for plans that require tracking across both medical and drug benefits to ensure that a patient's total out-of-pocket expense is calculated accurately. In addition to providing administrative efficiencies for the benefit partners, the standard helps facilitate a seamless experience for patients.

  • NABP Publication Highlights mL Dosing Recommendations Both 3rd and 4th quarter 2014 editions of National Pharmacy Compliance News published by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) highlights NCPDP's recommendations for standardized metric measurements on oral liquid medication labels.  The articles reference NCPDP's white paper outlining the recommendations, indicating it is well-aligned with recommendations of the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP). National Pharmacy Compliance News can be accessed at www.nabp.net under publications.
  • 2015 Pharmacy Outlook Article by NCPDP President The January 5, 2015 issue of Chain Drug Review included a 2015 outlook article by NCPDP President Lee Ann Stember. She is one of the pharmacy organization leaders invited each year to contribute to the publication's Pharmacy Outlook section.  In the article, she said NCPDP will be working to drive implementation of the full functionality in our standards, reignite industry collaboration at an executive level, and provide guidance on some of the most pressing industry issues, including drug diversion and a national strategy for prescription drug monitoring. 
News Archive

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NCPDP Provides Guidance to FDA Panel at Historic Meeting on Biosimilars

NCPDP Senior Vice President, Standards and Industry Information Technology, John Klimek, R.Ph., addressed the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) and Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee (ODAC) meeting that met Wednesday, January 7, 2015 to review and make a recommendation on what may be the first biosimilar to receive FDA approval in the U.S., and potentially develop a process for expedited approval of biosimilars. NCPDP spoke on the possible patient safety risks associated with deviating from using a different non-proprietary name than the innovator product for biosimilars.

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      *AutoVerifi™ is a patented Medversant technology (US Patent Numbers 7,529,682 and 8,131558)

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  • Bring added value to your organization and clients by advising them on the potential impact of pending healthcare legislation and regulation with customized, online monitoring of industry-related issues.

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  • Need Healthcare/Group Health/Commercial Claim Billing Forms or Workers’ Compensation/Property and Casualty Laser Forms? Purchase your NCPDP Universal Claim Forms today through our vendor, CommuniForm.

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