NCPDP Work Groups
The Work Groups are the place where all of the electronic standards for transmission of pharmacy data are created and modified. The Work Groups meet quarterly to discuss issues critical to pharmacy standards. For a complete listing of NCPDP Work Groups and Co-Chair contact information, click here.
In order to complete specific projects, NCPDP Work Groups often create Task Groups. These Task Groups meet via conference call and emails and report their progress during the quarterly Work Group Meetings. Since Task Groups have no voting privileges, non-NCPDP members are welcome to participate. Specific subject matter experts are highly encouraged to participate. For a complete listing of the NCPDP Task Groups, click here.
NCPDP Buddy Program
If you are a seasoned member, you can make a difference for new members by serving as a Buddy. The Buddy Program helps new members navigate the organization, access resources, connect with members who share their interests, and get actively involved in work group activities. As a Buddy, you will gain additional networking opportunities and be recognized for your contribution that helps strengthen NCPDP. Buddy program participants must have at least three years of NCPDP membership; be familiar with the NCPDP website and accessing work group documents; have the ability to answer questions about voting procedures; and attend one or more work group meetings each year. To volunteer complete the sign-up sheet (link to form online) or contact Jenny Powers, Manager, Membership Services at 480-477-1000, ext. 143 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Conference Committee
The Committee provides guidance and support to plan the NCPDP Annual Technology & Business Conference, including selection of keynote and track session speakers, obtaining sponsors and exhibitors and other activities.
The Awards Committee defines the criteria used for selecting and evaluating nominees for award recognition. The committee runs from October through February. During this period, there are approximately three conference call meetings. The following awards are presented annually: The Individual Member Excellence (TIME) Award, the Benjamin D. Ward Distinguished Member Award and the Rising Star Award.
The Bylaws Committee reviews the Bylaws and Standing Operating Procedures as needed and make any appropriate changes to ensure the documents meet the operational needs of NCPDP and adhere to American National Standards Institute (ANSI) procedures.
The Finance Committee reviews monthly financial reports and oversees NCPDP's budgeting process. The committee reviews the annual budget and makes recommendations to the Board of Trustees and NCPDP Management.
Membership and Leadership Development Committee
The Membership and Leadership Development Committee develops strategies for increasing membership and retaining current members. The Committee also develops programs and opportunities for members to grow into leadership positions, which sustains NCPDP and helps members grow professionally.
The Nominating Committee reviews the slate of candidates nominated for Board of Trustees in accordance with the Bylaws and administrative procedures of the committee.
The Standardization Committee monitors the development and maintenance of all standards, documents, and specifications that are intended to become industry standards, and the working groups which produce them.
Strategic Planning Committee
The Strategic Planning Committee guides the development of NCPDP by developing strategic initiatives, objectives and metrics to identify new markets and service and help shape the direction of the Council.
"If you are interested in joining a committee or just learning more, contact the NCPDP offices at (480) 477-1000 or email email@example.com."