Multi-stakeholder, Problem-solving Forum for Healthcare
NCPDP is a not-for-profit, multi-stakeholder forum for developing and promoting industry standards and business solutions that improve patient safety and health outcomes, while also decreasing costs. The work of the organization is accomplished through its members who bring high-level expertise and diverse perspectives to the forum.
Standards for Electronic Exchange of Information
As an ANSI-accredited Standards Development Organization (SDO), NCPDP uses a consensus-building process to create national standards for real-time, electronic exchange of healthcare information. Our primary focus is on information exchange for prescribing, dispensing, monitoring, managing and paying for medications and pharmacy services crucial to quality healthcare.
Best Practices for Patient Safety
Through our collaborative problem-solving forum, we also develop and standardize best practices for product labeling, dosing instructions, patient communication/education and other practices important in safeguarding patients.
Advisor to Policymakers
NCPDP standards are named in federal legislation, including HIPAA, MMA, HITECH and Meaningful Use (MU). We advise regulatory agencies and actively participate in the rule-making process. We educate legislators about NCPDP’s problem-solving forum and consensus-based solutions, and serve as a resource to policy makers.
Collaborate With Us
While our roots are in pharmacy, NCPDP's highly effective, collaborative forum and problem-solving experience is also valuable to stakeholders in the medical, dental, hearing, vision and other sectors.