Pharmacy Notifies Prescriber of Prescription Fill Status

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Type Standard Implementation/Specification Standards Process Maturity Implementation Maturity Adoption Level Federally required Cost Test Tool Availability
Implementation Specification
Rating 2
Limitations, Dependencies, and Preconditions for Consideration Applicable Security Patterns for Consideration
  • The “Fill Status” transaction is best suited for this interoperability need. 
  • Both the prescriber and the receiving pharmacy must have their systems configured for the transaction in order to facilitate successful exchange.
  • Allows the pharmacist to notify the prescriber about the status of a prescription in three cases: (1) To notify the prescriber of a dispensed prescription, (2) to notify the prescriber of a partially dispensed prescription, and (3) to notify a prescriber of a prescription not dispensed
  • Opt-in functionality available in SCRIPT versions 2014+ allow prescribers to specify which prescriptions and which dispense status to receive fill notifications for. 
  • See NCPDP projects in the Interoperability Proving Ground.
  • Secure Communication – create a secure channel for client-to- serve and server-to-server communication.
  • Secure Message Router – securely route and enforce policy on inbound and outbound messages without interruption of delivery.
  • Authentication Enforcer – centralized authentication processes.
  • Authorization Enforcer – specifies access control policies.
  • Credential Tokenizer – encapsulate credentials as a security token for reuse  (e.g.,  – SAML, Kerberos).
  • Assertion Builder – define processing logic for identity, authorization and attribute statements.
  • User Role – identifies the role asserted by the individual initiating the transaction.
  • Purpose of Use - Identifies the purpose for the transaction.