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 and the exchange of adjudicated data between business associates.
Work Group 2 Product Identification deals with issues relating to the identification of drugs and health related products within NCPDP’s stated mission. Identification consists of how the product is billed (billing units, quantity designations), product identification systems, and any type of descriptive data which serves to uniquely identify a product with the intent to establish standards for product identification such that there is no ambiguity in distinguishing one product from another.
Work Group 7 Manufacturer and Associated Trading Partner Transaction Standards develops, monitors, and maintains standards for the electronic exchange of data amongst manufacturers and trading partners to facilitate business processes. Additionally, the work group promotes implementation and education of the standards.
Work Group 9 Government Programs, in conjunction with Work Group 1 Telecommunication and other Work Groups, as necessary, guides and advises federal and state pharmacy programs and their agents on NCPDP standards. WG9 also supports data processing initiatives, and provides design alternatives for standards, which support government requirements.
Work Group 10 Professional Pharmacy Services supports the pharmacist’s individual and collaborative planning, delivery, documentation and quality assessment of patient care services through the development and distribution of standards, standards-based templates, and implementation guides. These documents/tools in conjunction with the publication of best practices recommendations encourage patient engagement, foster patient safety and support consistent delivery of patient care services to optimize outcomes.
WG10 strives to support pharmacists in utilizing their unique training and expertise to provide patient care services related to the appropriate use of medications. Patient care services are provided in many different practice settings and include activities such as medication therapy management, clinical reconciliation (medication, allergies and problems), patient immunization management, disease state monitoring, adverse drug event reporting and therapy adherence program management. Pharmacists contribute to improving patients’ health by providing patient care services as authorized by license and allowed under their scope of practice and collaborative practice agreements.
WG14 Long Term Post Acute Care (LTPAC) Goals
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- Promote NCPDP membership attendance and active participation in work group meetings and task groups.
- Based on regulatory initiatives, work with the industry to develop solutions via NCPDP Standards or other Standards Development Organization (SDO) maintained standards, e.g., Health Level Seven International (HL7®) Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture (C-CDA).
- Provide a forum to enhance and clarify current standards based on business needs specific to the LTPAC industry including but not limited to Telecommunication, SCRIPT and Specialized. Identify necessary stakeholders to provide insight into industry direction and lead discussion to ensure fields and values are created and in place for the next versions.
- Collaborate with other NCPDP Work Groups and Committees as appropriate and requested.
- Collaborate with and educate other industry organizations regarding LTPAC standardization issues.
- Participate in SDO activities as they affect WG14.
- Monitor WG14 task groups to ensure they are tracking scope, goals, and deliverables. Disband task groups that have completed their work.
- Support the MC Maintenance and Control Education-Legislation and Regulation Task Group when new legislation is being introduced regarding issues relevant to the work group.
- Review Data Element Request Forms (DERFs) and adjudicate ballots pertaining to standards for which this work group has an interest.
- Analyze, develop and execute Webinar opportunities for WG14 in coordination with Educational Programs Advisors Group.
WG14 Long Term Post Acute Care (LTPAC) Scope
- 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.