Standards

Problem Solving
and Innovation

NCPDP has become synonymous with problem solving.

We provide the forum and process for diverse healthcare stakeholders to work together for the common good. The result: consensus-based standards that connect healthcare electronically, streamline the system, and safeguard patients.

NCPDP Standards
See a list of NCPDP standards. Learn how they are used for accurate, real-time exchange of information about pharmacy services.
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The Development Process
Discover the forum. Learn how NCPDP standards are created and enhanced through a formal consensus process.
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Work Groups
NCPDP has 11 active work groups. They are central to standards development. Voting takes place here. Learn about their scope of work.
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Billing Unit Standard Critical to Manufacturers

NCPDP’s Billing Unit Standard helps ensure consistency in how pharmaceutical products are distributed and billed. Payers and providers use the standard for processing claims, so it is important for manufacturers to determine the standardized billing unit for a product before it is packaged, labeled and submitted to drug compendia.

NCPDP provides billing unit information and a billing unit decision tree to help manufacturers determine which billing unit to use. If a product cannot be readily classified, manufacturers can submit a Quantity Unit Information Communication (QUIC) form for clarification.

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