March 30, 2011 08:38 ET

NCPDP 2011 Annual Conference Draws Healthcare Professionals, Renowned Speakers and Ben Stein

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - March 30, 2011) - NCPDP's 2011 Annual Conference is the hub for healthcare and pharmacy industry news, education and networking May 15-19, 2011 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix, Arizona. In its annual "state of the association" event, NCPDP offers pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), retail and independent pharmacies, software vendors, manufacturers, wholesale distributors, database management organizations, health plans and others a front row seat to hear about the latest innovations, trends and solutions to improve the delivery of pharmacy services. World-renowned lawyer, writer and entertainer, Ben Stein, will offer his perspectives in what is sure to be a lively and engaging keynote address.

Other speakers include:

NCPDP's 2011 Annual Conference topics include Healthcare Reform; Medicare Part D; Federal and State Regulatory Updates; DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) Interim Final Rule; Privacy and Security; Clinical Interoperability; Market Trends; Fraud and Abuse; Telecommunication Version D.0; and The Future of Healthcare. For more information or to register for the conference, visit

NCPDP will 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. NCPDP will also apply for the Health IT Certification CPHIE, CPHIT and CPEHR programs.

The NCPDP Annual Conference is open to NCPDP members and the media. Annual memberships are processed daily and available to all parties affected by the prescription drug industry. To view member benefits or to become a member, visit

The complimentary media registration form can be downloaded here

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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
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