WG10 Professional Pharmacy Services
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Work Group 10 Professional Pharmacy Services assists in the development and maintenance of standards to support electronic documentation and transmission of data for professional pharmacy services.
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- Promote NCPDP membership attendance and active participation in work group meetings.
- Recommend and participate in marketing and educational programs, including those related to the implementation guides, Frequently Asked Questions, and the Clinical and DUR/PPS segments of Telecommunication Standard Version 5 and above, the Structured and Codified Sig Format, the SCRIPT Standard and other pharmacy-related standards.
- Monitor initiatives relating to patient care and safety, billing, and related electronic communications and, where necessary enhance current standards for these used in on-line Drug Utilization Review (DUR), Professional Pharmacy Services (PPS), Medication Therapy Management Programs (MTM), Medication Reconciliation as well as other pharmacy professional activities.
- Maintain the Structured and Codified Sig Format and promote its use in applicable standards.
- Promote and provide support for the use of NCPDP Standards for Professional Pharmacy Services claim and documentation submission whether regulated, mandated (i.e. HIPAA, MMA), or through voluntary industry adoption.
- Work to include NCPDP standards as named Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) or mandated standards for the submission of professional pharmacy service claims.
- Enhance current NCPDP standards to incorporate additional clinical parameters captured from evolving technology and where possible work to influence evolving technology within the framework of existing NCPDP standards.
- Develop materials to support educational efforts related to Work Group 10 activities.
- Collaborate with other work groups and organizations to explore the need for standards to support the exchange of clinical data.
- Monitor the task groups to ensure they are on track to complete their work. If appropriate, close task groups that have completed their work.
- Support the MC Education-Legislation and Regulation Task Group when new legislation is being introduced regarding issues relevant to the work group.
- Review Data Element Request Forms (DERFs) and ballots pertaining to standards for which this work group is responsible.