NCPDP Standards We create and promote standards for the electronic exchange of healthcare information related to pharmacy services. Learn More Learn More Standards Events Education Membership NCPDP News & Announcements Support for clinical Pharmacist Services in ED The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) believes that pharmacists serve a critical role in ensuring efficient, safe, and effective medication use in the emergency department (ED). The organization advocates for health systems to support dedicated roles for pharmacists within the ED. See the statement of support approved by the ACEP Board of Directors June 2015. HHS Announces New Initiatives Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Burwell announced new initiatives to combat opioid abuse and expanding treatment and services for substance abuse. Included in the announcement, HHS states that the agency is making additional funding available to states and community health centers to expand the use of medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder, and is releasing guidance to help states implement innovative approaches to substance use disorder treatment. NCPDP Team Continues EDvocacy Effort NCPDP leaders were in Washington D.C. this week meeting with policymakers to discuss key topics and increase awareness of NCPDP as a problem solving resource for addressing national healthcare challenges. The visit is part of NCPDP’s EDvocacy initiative, which focuses on sharing NCPDP’s knowledge and expertise in bringing healthcare stakeholders together in our forums to develop collaborative, consensus-based, sustainable industry solutions to business and patient safety challenges. In addition to meeting with ONDCP, the NCPDP team met with John M. Coster, Ph.D., R.Ph., Director, Division of Pharmacy, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, CMS, and visited with congressional representatives from both parties. Register Now for the 2015 Educational Summit Don't miss this one-day, intensive, educational event showcasing the latest solutions to critical healthcare industry challenges. Join us in St. Louis, Missouri on November 3, 2015 for the 2015 Educational Summit, Meeting Healthcare Needs Through Partnerships, Transparency & Trust. Two New Webinars Coming in September! "Understanding Electronic Prior Authorization Transactions" with Luke Forster-Broten, Senior Product Analyst for Surescripts, will be presented at 12:00 p.m. EDT on September 10, 2015. This session will help you understand how the ePA transactions work, and be able to observe actual samples. NCPDP Collaborative Workspace Scheduled Downtime Due to scheduled maintenance, the NCPDP Collaborative Workspace will be unavailable for use on Saturday, August 1, 2015 and Sunday, August 2, 2015. Updated PDMP White Paper on NCPDP Website An updated version of the white paper, NCPDP’s Recommendations for Improving Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs, is available now in the Education section of the NCPDP website. Version 2 of the paper further delineates key aspects of NCPDP’s model for a proactive, sustainable, national solution for PDMP. News Archive Subscribe here for more Information > Subscribe Hot Topic 2016 Annual Conference Call for Proposals Now Open! Preference will be given to case studies and pilots as this year’s theme will focus on Vision in Practice. The deadline for all proposal submissions is August 14, 2015. 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