Appendix II - Models and Profiles


NCPDP Comments

  1. Add the following:
The National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) is a not-for-profit, American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Accredited Standards Developer (ASD)  consisting of more than 1,700 members who represent drug manufacturers, chain and independent pharmacies, drug wholesalers, insurers, mail order prescription drug companies, pharmaceutical claims processors, pharmacy benefit managers, physician services organizations, prescription drug providers, software vendors, telecommunication vendors, service organizations, government agencies, professional societies and other parties interested in electronic standardization within the pharmacy services sector of the healthcare industry. NCPDP provides a forum wherein our diverse membership can develop solutions, including ANSI-accredited standards, and guidance for promoting information exchanges related to medications, supplies and services within the healthcare system.   For over 40 years, NCPDP has been committed to furthering the electronic exchange of information between healthcare stakeholders. The NCPDP Telecommunication Standard is the standard used for eligibility, claims processing, reporting and other functions in the pharmacy services industry as named in HIPAA. The NCPDP SCRIPT Standard, Telecommunication Standard and the Formulary and Benefit Standard are the standards in use in electronic prescribing as named in MMA.

IHE - Document Sharing

The IHE Document Sharing is a framework in multiple architectures. It should be called out independent of the general IHE specifications.