White Papers

    • Date Published
    • April 2013

    Universal Medication Schedule (UMS)

    This white paper introduces the concept of the Universal Medication Schedule (UMS) and lays out a set of best practices for implementing it using NCPDP’s SCRIPT Standard. UMS simplifies medication administration instructions for the patient and/or caregiver, promoting increased medication adherence and improved patient safety. The SCRIPT Standard supports transmission of the UMS through the use of the Sig segment when an electronic prescription is transmitted from a prescriber to a pharmacy.

    • Date Published
    • January 2013

    NCPDP Recommendations for Improved Prescription Container Labels for Medicines Containing Acetaminophen Version 1.1 and Version 1.0

    Building on findings and recommendations of Version 1.0, Version 1.1 of this white paper details the compelling progress made in response to NCPDP’s recommendations and call to action for industry stakeholders to address the public health issue of accidental acetaminophen overdose. The Executive Summary provides a snapshot of actions taken and guidance for continued implementation since Version 1.0 of the white paper was first published in 2011. Developed by NCPDP Work Group 10: Professional Pharmacy Services.

    • Date Published
    • September 2012

    NCPDP Implementation Timelines and Recommendations for ICD-10

    Guidance to the pharmacy industry in preparing for the implementation of the ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS code sets. Developed by the NCPDP Strategic National Implementation Process (SNIP) Committee.

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