Business and standards solutions are worked on via Task Groups between quarterly Work Group Meetings.
Task Groups meet via conference call and are open to any interested party (members and non-members) who are willing to participate and help problem solve.
View a listing of current NCPDP Task Groups.
DERF - The Data Element Request Form (DERF) is the documentation for the process to request an addition or modification to an NCPDP standard.
Click here to download a DERF.
Anyone may submit a DERF to NCPDP along with accompanying information, including proposed standard, implementation guide, data element dictionary, modification log if needed, and change log if needed. The DERF is distributed to members prior to next quarterly work group meeting via the NCPDP website.
The DERF Process DERF Steps
A DERF Form must be completed and submitted with the proper documentation at least thirty (30) days prior to a Joint Technical Work Group Meeting for it to be reviewed. Calendar.
New Project Requests - Do you have an idea for a new project that NCPDP could be working on? If so, please complete the New Project Development Form.
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These forms must be submitted 30 days prior to the next Work Group Meeting in order for them to be reviewed by Maintenance and Control (MC) at that meeting. Calendar.It is highly recommended that the submitter be present at the MC meeting to discuss the project. If MC approves the form, then it is reviewed and voted on by the Board of Trustees. If the Board of Trustees approves the form, then it is assigned to a particular Work Group.
For more information on the New Project Development Form, click here.