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MC Maintenance and Control
MC Maintenance and Control monitors and maintains the development of NCPDP standards, implementation guides and reference documents, promotes consistent business and technical administration, makes recommendations to the Standardization Co-Chairs on development procedures, due process compliance, as well as ethical and legal matters. MC provides a forum for updates of work group activities, resolution of inter-Work Group issues and discussion of legislative, regulatory, policy, and court decisions which may affect the pharmacy industry.
Promote NCPDP membership attendance and active participation in work group meetings and task groups.
Continue participation in and collaboration with Designated Standards Maintenance Organization (DSMO) Change Request System (CRS) process.
Continue collaboration with Health Level Seven International (HL7®), X12, Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH) Committee on Operating Rules for Information Exchange (CORE) and other external organizations.
Review New Project Development requests and make recommendations to the Standardization Co-Chairs.
Review and recommend changes to the implementation of standards development and regulatory processes, such as those related to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Medicare Modernization Act (MMA), the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (HCERA).
Continue to maintain the Data Dictionary, External Code List (ECL) and Emergency ECL Addendums.
Monitor MC task groups to ensure they are tracking scope, goals, and deliverables. Disband task groups that have completed their work.
Review and adjudicate all Data Element Request Forms (DERFs), ensuring harmonization practices within standards development are exercised through coordination and prior review of DERFs to be presented in Work Groups and assessing their impacts to both internal and external standards.
Adjudicate ballots pertaining to standards for which this work group is responsible.
Analyze, develop and execute webinar opportunities for MC in coordination with Educational Programs Advisory Group.
Resolve conflicts identified by staff in the Definitions, Entities, and Workflow documents.