WG45: External Standards Assessment, Harmonization and Implementation Guidance

WG45: External Standards Assessment, Harmonization  and Implementation Guidance

Work Group 45 External Standards Assessment and Implementation Guidance reviews, assesses and works to continually monitor the development of standards and/or operating rules by other Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) and/or other Non-NCPDP entities that may impact the pharmacy industry. The Work Group

Communicates SDO and other external entities’ developments and identifies actions that may be needed by this or other NCPDP work groups. These include, but are not limited to, X12 Implementation Guides and International Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS).

Develops and maintains guidelines for the pharmacy industry to accommodate pharmacy implementation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandated electronic data interchange (EDI) transactions and operating rules not developed by NCPDP as determined by the membership.

Contributes to the development and maintenance of operating rules that impact the pharmacy industry.

To this end, Work Group 45 External Standards Assessment and Implementation Guidance will collaborate with other SDOs, operating rules entities or other Non-NCPDP entities to provide the pharmacy perspective and represent the industry needs in the development of standards and guidelines.