White Papers

    • Date Published
    • July 2017

    The Proper Use of the NCPDP™ Telecommunication Standard Version D.0 as it applies to the Implementation of Medicaid Reimbursement Methodologies Based on Actual Acquisition Cost (AAC) Plus a Professional Dispensing Fee

    This white paper provides Medicaid agencies and fiscal agents guidance in implementing new  acquisition cost based reimbursement rules for covered outpatient drugs. The paper presents  common issues experienced to-date in implementing cost based reimbursement with professional  dispensing fees. It highlights how to best utilize the NCPDP Telecommunication Standard Version D.0 and leverages best practices for various scenarios such as preferred brands for multisource generic situations and the proper use of the Dispense As Written (DAW)/Product Selection Code (408-D8) field values to inform pharmacies of formulary requirements.

    • Date Published
    • May 2017

    Recommendations for Use of the NCPDP Telecommunication Standard to Prevent Use of Copayment Coupons by Medicare Part D Beneficiaries and Applicability to other Federal Programs

    This paper provides recommendations for the best available long term solution to prevent the use of copayment coupons for drugs paid for by Medicare Part D.

    • Date Published
    • June 2016

    NCPDP Recommendations for Dose Accumulation Monitoring in the Inpatient Setting: Acetaminophen Case Model

    This paper provides the healthcare industry, in particular the pharmacy and inpatient facility sectors, with historical and background information on the patient risks associated with hidden sources of acetaminophen and recommendations for best practices to mitigate those risks through facility management and electronic medical record systems.

    This white paper appears in the August 1, 2016 issue of the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy (AJHP). Click here to access the white paper on AJHP’s website.

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