March 01, 2011 08:38 ET

Industry Event: NCPDP 2011 Annual Conference to Address Healthcare Reform, Innovations, Hot Topics & Best Practices

Deadline for Discounted Early Registration Extended to March 11th; Opportunity to Earn Continuing Education Credits

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - March 1, 2011) - In its 34th year, the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) 2011 Annual Technology and Business Conference promises to be the best yet -- offering a comprehensive agenda of educational sessions, networking opportunities, social events, and the opportunity to participate in work groups solving health information technology business challenges. The Annual Conference, which will be held May 15-19, 2011 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix, Arizona, attracts attendees from across the healthcare industry, including pharmacy benefit managers, retail and independent pharmacies, software vendors, manufacturers, wholesale distributors, database management organizations, health plans and others.

Among the topics that will be covered at the Annual Conference are:

  • Healthcare Reform
  • Medicare Part D
  • Federal and State Regulatory Updates
  • DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) Interim Final Rule
  • Privacy and Security
  • Clinical Interoperability
  • Market Trends
  • Telecommunication Version D.0
  • Fraud & Abuse
  • The Future of Healthcare

Early registration is available at a discounted rate through March 11, 2011.

NCPDP will apply for Continuing Education Credits for the Health IT Certification CPHIE, CPHIT and CPEHR programs. NCPDP will also apply for Continuing Education Credits for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians from the ACPE. NCPDP thanks AmerisourceBergen Corporation for providing services-in-kind for this program.

Registration for non-members of NCPDP for the Annual Conference includes a one-year NCPDP membership. Annual memberships are processed daily and available to all parties affected by the prescription drug industry. To view member benefits, visit

The complimentary media registration form can be downloaded here.

For real-time updates before and during the event, follow us at or join the discussion using NCPDP's 2011 Annual Technology and Business Conference hashtag: #NCPDP11.

Founded in 1977, NCPDP is a not-for-profit, ANSI-accredited, Standards Development Organization with over 1,600 members representing virtually every sector of the pharmacy services industry. Our diverse membership provides leadership and healthcare business solutions through education and standards, created using the consensus building process. NCPDP has been named in federal legislation, including HIPAA, MMA, and HITECH. NCPDP members have created standards such as the Telecommunication Standard and Batch Standard, the SCRIPT Standard for e-Prescribing, the Manufacturers Rebate Standard and more to improve communication within the pharmacy industry. Our data services include the NCPDP Provider Identification Number, a unique identifier of over 75,000 pharmacies, and HCIdea, "The Prescriber Identity Solution." NCPDP's RxReconn™ is a legislative tracking product for real-time monitoring of pharmacy-related state and national legislative and regulatory activity. For more information about NCPDP Standards, Data Services, Products, Educational Programs and Work Group meetings, go online at or call (480) 477-1000.

Contact Information

    Janet Cabibbo
    Amendola Communications for NCPDP
    480-664-8412 ext. 15
    Email Contact