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Last week during the NCPDP Joint Technical Work Group Meetings, NCPDP members voted to approve a BETA version of the NCPDP Real-Time Prescription Benefit (RTPB) Standard.
The vote to approve the BETA version of the Standard passed without opposition, signaling strong support for the Standard from across the industry, with representation from all industry stakeholder groups, including government agencies and industry associations.
The BETA version of the NCPDP Real-Time Prescription Benefit Standard is available in both XML and EDI formats, the primary syntaxes used in the pharmacy/healthcare industry. The BETA version of the Standard will be balloted September 13th through October 28th. Industry stakeholders are encouraged to use the BETA version and share comments and feedback when it goes to ballot.