1. MACRA Legislation Requirement

    The NCPDP WG1 Definition of a Valid Prescriber Task Group has been working with CMS to develop the appropriate point of service communication that should occur as a result of MACRA legislation Section 507. Effective January 1, 2016, this legislation requires all Medicare Part D claims contain an active and valid Type 1 NPI as the prescriber identifier. Please refer to the Collaborative Workspace (Question D45 within the task group’s FAQ document) for the task group recommendation that will be presented in February 2016.

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  2. October 2015 CORE Code Combinations v3.2.1 Now Available

    The October 2015 updated version of the CORE-required Code Combinations for the CORE-defined Business Scenarios (CORE Code Combinations) is now available for use with the CAQH CORE 360: Uniform Use of CARCs and RARCs Rule. This version includes Compliance-based Adjustments as a result of code list updates published on July 1, 2015.

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  3. Important Survey on Gaps in Care

    The Louis W. Sullivan Institute for Healthcare Innovation invites you to participate in an important survey on Gaps in Care.

    The survey is intended to gather information from the healthcare industry to understand how stakeholders are addressing gaps in care through health information technology and data exchange.

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  4. Keep Up-to-Date on ICD-10

    Visit the CMS ICD-10 website and Roadto10.org for the latest news and resources to help you prepare, including the ICD-10 Quick Start GuideNew webcasts cover dental, lab, pharmacy, and radiology services.

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  5. 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.

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