For more than 30 years, NCPDP has led a transformation in the pharmacy services sector by creating and promoting standards for electronic healthcare transactions. Our collaborative, consensus-building process has produced operational efficiencies that save more than $30 billion annually in healthcare costs, while increasing the safety and quality of patient care.
NCPDP and the pharmacy industry have developed solutions to problems that continue to challenge the rest of healthcare. These include real-time claims adjudication, eligibility and benefit verification, real-time ordering by the physician, and sharing of medication history. The lessons we have learned can be valuable to other healthcare sectors.
The NCPDP white paper, Pharmacy: A Prescription for Improving the Healthcare System, highlights solutions we have achieved by engaging diverse stakeholders in joint problem solving.
Learn how NCPDP’s consensus process can provide a model for creating the health information technology (HIT) solutions essential to new reform efforts.
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- Executive Summary
Brief overview of how the pharmacy industry has improved the quality, safety and affordability of prescription drug services for patients and how this should be a model for improving the healthcare system.
Transformation and Use of HIT in Pharmacy
Real-time claims adjudication, eligibility verification, payment reconciliation, HIPAA, medication history and patient safety, uniform ID cards, electronic prescribing, collaboration among standard development organizations (SDOs).
- Lessons Learned and Looking Ahead
Value of industry collaboration, how standards lead to innovation, promoting adoption and enforcement, leveraging NCPDP’s experience to achieve new healthcare reforms.
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