Work Group Listing

  1. WG11 ePrescribing & Related Transactions

    Work Group 11 ePrescribing & Related Transactions develops standardized messages for prescribers, pharmacists, payers and/or other interested parties to exchange information related to a prescribing event or patient encounter.

  2. WG14 Long Term Post Acute Care (LTPAC)

    Work Group 14 Long Term and Post Acute Care (LTPAC), in conjunction with the other Work Groups, guides and advises payers, processors, and providers of the long-term care industry and institutional pharmacy programs and their agents on standards implementation and supports data processing initiatives.

  3. WG16 Property and Casualty/Workers' Compensation

    Work Group 16 Property and Casualty/Workers' Compensation will ascertain, monitor and analyze regulatory requirements to develop and recommend correlating fields to be supported in the Telecommunication Standard format; evaluate, and maintain a Property and Casualty/Workers’ Compensation standard paper claim form; proactively promote and educate pharmacy industry stakeholders and regulatory policy makers on the form and format standards found in Property and Casualty/Workers’ Compensation. This includes but is not limited to uniform billing, state reporting policies and the overall delivery of pharmacy services/care.

  4. WG18 Specialty Pharmacy

    Develops, monitors and maintains existing and new standards and guidance for the electronic exchange of data amongst providers, pharmacies, manufacturers, payers/processors and other stakeholders to facilitate patient access to specialty products and related business processes.

    The work group, in conjunction with other NCPDP Work Groups, guides and advises stakeholders on standards implementation and supports data processing initiatives.  The work group may request modifications to other NCPDP standards as necessary.

  5. WG45 External Standards Assessment, Harmonization and Implementation Guidance

    Work Group 45 External Standards Assessment, Harmonization and Implementation Guidance reviews, assesses and works to continually monitor the development of standards and/or operating rules by other Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) and/or other Non-NCPDP entities that may impact the pharmacy industry. The Work Group

    • Communicates SDO and other external entities’ developments and identifies actions that may be needed by this or other NCPDP work groups. These include, but are not limited to, X12 Incorporated Implementation Guides, Health Level Seven International (HL7®) Standards, and International Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS).    
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    • Develops and maintains guidelines for the pharmacy industry to accommodate pharmacy implementation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandated electronic data interchange (EDI) transactions and operating rules not developed by NCPDP as determined by the membership.
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    • Contributes to the development and maintenance of operating rules that impact the pharmacy industry.
    To this end, Work Group 45 External Standards Assessment, Harmonization and Implementation Guidance will collaborate with other SDOs, operating rules entities or other Non-NCPDP entities to provide the pharmacy perspective and represent the industry needs in the development of standards and guidelines.

WG1 Telecommunication Goals

    1. Promote NCPDP membership attendance and active participation in work group meetings and task groups.
    2. Promote all standards created by this work group including but not limited to the Telecommunication Standard, Audit Standard, Post Adjudication Standard, Prior Authorization Transfer Standard, Prescription Transfer Standard, Benefit Integration Standard, Batch Standard, Subrogation Implementation Guide, Uniform Healthcare Payer Standard and Retiree Drug Subsidy Standard.
    3. Review Data Element Request Forms (DERFs) and adjudicate ballots pertaining to standards for which this work group is responsible.
    4. Promote the use of the other transactions in the Telecommunication Standard for eligibility verification, predetermination of benefits, information reporting, controlled substance reporting, and prior authorizations.
    5. Continue support of the Universal Claim Form (UCF), Workers’ Compensation/Property and Casualty UCF, and supporting Reference Implementation Guide for enhancements to the Telecommunication Standard.
    6. Provide Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) updates.
      1. Provide responses to technical questions that may be sent to NCPDP as a result of a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) for new transactions or enhancements in HIPAA.
    7. Review Designated Standards Maintenance Organizations Change Request System (DSMO CRS) requests as needed.
    8. Support WG9 Government Programs and MC Maintenance and Control Education-Legislation and Regulation Task Group when new legislation is being introduced regarding issues relevant to the work group.
    9. Support a forum for the discussion of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services pharmacy issues, as appropriate to WG1 standards.
    10. Support a forum for the discussion of Food and Drug Administration Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies issues, as appropriate to WG1 standards.
    11. Monitor WG1 task groups to ensure they are tracking scope, goals, and deliverables. Disband task groups that have completed their work.
    12. Support task groups of other Work Groups that may impact or utilize the Telecommunication Standard and other WG1 standards to ensure harmonization and interoperability across electronic data exchanges.
    13. Support the advancement of the appropriate version of the Telecommunication Standard as the next HIPAA adopted version.
      1. Create a joint task group with WG16 to modify the UCF forms
      2. Collaborate with WG45 Documents Revision Task Group to ensure alignment with external standards
      3. Provide assistance to the Strategic National Implementation Process (SNIP) Committee
    14. Support Maintenance & Control Task Groups with goals and objectives impacting the Telecommunication Standard
    15. Analyze, develop and execute Webinar opportunities for WG1 standards in coordination with Educational Programs Advisors Group.
    For a list of acronyms, please see the Acronym Dictionary

WG1 Telecommunication Scope

  • Work Group 1 Telecommunication develops and maintains standards and guidelines to accommodate the collection, transmission, and processing of information that may be exchanged electronically or in written formats. The information exchanged may be used for, but is not strictly limited to, such purposes as administering and certifying eligibility, establishing prior authorization for products and services, pharmacy claim billing, payment determination, denial of compensation with explanations, drug use review, determination of benefits and the exchange of adjudicated data between business associates.

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