Keeping NCPDP Standards Values and Definitions Updated Is Critical
NCPDP Standards create and promote data interchange standards for the pharmacy services sector of the healthcare industry. Quarterly, NCPDP publishes updated Data Dictionary and External Code List (ECL) providing the values and definitions that have been added, changed or deleted for all standards. A payer, pharmacy, EHR/ePrescribing vendor, or manufacturer needs to remain current in their support of the values listed within a release of an ECL for all the data elements used within their supported transactions. Failure to update NCPDP Standards’ values and definitions can result in rejected claims and creates errors in the systems requiring extensive research and manual adjustments.
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