Calling all NCPDP work group and task group members: On November 28, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking, Medicare Program; Contract Year 2019 Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage, Medicare Cost Plan, Medicare Fee-for-Service, the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Programs, and the PACE Program. NCPDP’s latest version of the SCRIPT Standard v2017071 was named in the regulation.

    Members of work groups and associated task groups in WG1 Telecommunication, WG9 Government Programs, WG10 Professional Pharmacy Services, WG11 ePrescribing & Related Transactions, and WG14 Long Term and Post Acute Care (LTPAC) who would like to comment on the ruling can attend the task group’s conference calls addressing the topic on which you would like to comment.  Click here to view the Part D NPRM Task Group assignments.  Information for the task group calls may be found on the NCPDP Collaborative Workspace Calendar.

    NOTE: On Friday, December 8, 2017, the WG11 SCRIPT Implementation Recommendations Task Group will begin review and prepare comments for the ePrescribing related sections. Information for the task group call may be found on the NCPDP Collaborative Workspace Calendar.

    All task group comments must be completed by Friday, January 5, 2018, by 12:00 p.m. EST. NCPDP will compile the task group comments and will submit final comments on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, by 5:00 p.m. EST.

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