NCPDP


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NCPDP

(National Council for Prescription Drug Programs) See healthcare IT.
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"The NCPDP requirement affects prescriptions and medication orders to an outside pharmacy (a separate legal entity) using other standards such as HL7 or computer-generated fax (eFax)," says Majd Alwan, executive director of LeadingAge's Center for Aging Services Technologies, in an explanation of the change.
"Inconsistencies in current prescription administration instructions between prescribers, pharmacists and patients pose quality of care and patient safety risks," said Lee Ann Stember, president of NCPDP. "Compounding the problem is the state of health literacy in the U.S.
Pharmacy claims must comply with National Council for Prescription Drug Programmes (NCPDP) version 5.1.
22 January 2010 - US-based provider of healthcare revenue and payment cycle management solutions Emdeon Inc (NYSE: EM) announced yesterday the availability of HIPAA Simplified, a one-stop online resource for guiding the healthcare industry's transition to HIPAA 5010, NCPDP D.0 and ICD-10 standards.
DiCOM extends the growing range of Mirth's supported standards, which already include HL7 v2 & v3, X12, EDI, XML, and NCPDP. Mirth is gaining traction as the "Linux of Healthcare" because of its standards-based healthcare messaging capabilities and modular open source code base.
In addition, new healthcare adapters for HL7 to XML and NCPDP to XML make it ideal for ESB and SOA healthcare data integration.
For example, the three standards that just passed in the recent trials were each developed by the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP).
I believe we will see more progress toward implementing interface standards in 2007, especially with e-prescribing and NCPDP pharmacy standards.
* NCPDP SCRIPT, Version 5.0, for transactions between prescribers and dispensers for new prescriptions, refill requests and responses, prescription change requests and responses, prescription cancellation requests and responses, and related messaging and administrative transactions.
* NCPDP Telecommunication Standard, Version 5.1, and NCPDP Batch Standard, Version 1.1, for eligibility queries between dispensers and Part D sponsors.
Health Level Seven (HL7) and National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) described the formation of their Electronic Prescribing Coordination Project to map relevant portions of the NCPDP SCRIPT version 4.2 and HL7 version 2.3 standards and to create associated documentation to facilitate electronic prescribing messaging between HL7-centric and NCPDP-centric pharmacy and prescribing systems.
For example, SeeBeyond (seebeyond.com) recently upgraded its integration to meet those and other industry-specific standards, as well as the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) Batch 1.1 and Telecommunications 5.1 standards.