1. NCPDP Provides Guidance at Historic FDA Meeting on Biosimilars

    John Klimek, R.Ph., NCPDP senior vice president of standards and industry information technology, addressed the FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) and Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee (ODAC) meeting that met on Wednesday, January 7, to review and make a recommendation on what may be the first biosimilar to receive FDA approval in the U.S., and potentially develop a process for expedited approval of biosimilars. NCPDP spoke on the possible patient safety risks associated with deviating from using a different non-proprietary name than the innovator product for biosimilars. Read more.

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  2. Telecom Version D Editorial v28

    The Telecommunication Version D and Above Questions, Answers and Editorial Updates document (the Version D Editorial) reflects updates from the November work group meeting which includes a new chapter on Vaccine Services – Pharmacy Benefit Billing and Processing. Navigate under the Telecommunication Version D.0 banner to access the updated document.

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  3. SCRIPT Implementation Recommendations Updated

    The SCRIPT Implementation Recommendations document version 1.29 has been published.  Updates include recommendations from the November Work Group meeting, including:

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  4. SCRIPT Implementation Recommendations Updated

    The SCRIPT Implementation Recommendations document version 1.28 has been published with notation of a correction made to SCRIPT version 201310 and above. It is available to members under  http://www.ncpdp.org/Members/Standards-Lookup.aspx and also on the public ePrescribing page at www.ncpdp.org/Resources/ePrescribing.

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  5. ICD-10 Live Date October 1, 2015

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a rule  on July 31, 2014 finalizing October 1, 2015 as the new compliance date for healthcare providers, health plans, and healthcare clearinghouses to transition to ICD-10, the tenth revision of the International Classification of Diseases. This deadline allows providers, insurance companies and others in the healthcare industry time to ramp up their operations to ensure their systems and business processes are ready to go on October 1, 2015.

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