1. 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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  2. 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.

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  3. SCRIPT Implementation Recommendations Updated

    The SCRIPT Implementation Recommendations document version 1.32 has been published. It is available on the website to members through Standards Lookup in the Member Portal and also on the public ePrescribing page under NCPDP Resources. Updates include the following recommendations from the May 2015 Work Group meeting:

    • Guidance was added for best practices for oral liquid medications.

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  4. June 2015 CORE Code Combinations v3.2.0 Available

    The CORE-required Code Combinations for the CORE-defined Business Scenarios v3.2.0 June 2015 is now available on the CAQH CORE website for use with the CAQH CORE 360 Rule. The June 2015 CORE Code Combinations includes:

    • Compliance-based Adjustments as a result of code list updates published on March 1 and April 15, 2015.
    • Market-based Adjustments to the existing four CORE-defined Business Scenarios based upon the 2014 Market-based Review.

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  5. 2015 Safe Kids Medicine Safety Program Launches

    The Safe Kids Medicine Safety Program, sponsored by McNeil Consumer Healthcare, has launched for its fourth year. This year's program is anchored by a research study that seeks to bring new insights into better understanding how children are getting into medicine and why medication errors occur.

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