June 07, 2012 08:38 ET

NCPDP Announces Webinar on Processing Manufacturer Rebate Standards

Standards Improve Rebate Processing for Payers, Manufacturers, State and Government Programs

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - Jun 7, 2012) - The National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP), a not-for-profit pharmacy standards development organization, announced today its educational webinar on NCPDP Manufacturer Rebate Standards, which will take place Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. EDT. The webinar is intended for payers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, state and government programs, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), and others with a role or interest in processing manufacturer rebates.

The accurate and efficient processing of manufacturer rebates, enabled by the NCPDP manufacturer rebate standards, reduces costs and disputes and simplifies coordination among manufacturers and payers. The webinar will provide a comprehensive overview of the types of data exchanged and track the flow of data between manufacturers and payers when utilizing NCPDP rebate standards for traditional pharmaceutical manufacturers, as well as for biologic manufacturers with physician administered drugs.

Speakers include Lesline Brothers, MBA, Manager, Strategic Contract Management, Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems; and Robert S. Matsuk, RPh, MBA, Chief Strategy Officer, HighPoint Solutions, both of whom are members of NCPDP's Work Group 7 Manufacturer Rebates. NCPDP Work Group 7 leads the development and ongoing maintenance of data standards for rebate management between pharmaceutical manufacturers and payers.

Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who register and attend the webinar may earn 1.0 hours of Continuing Education (CE) Credits from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). CE Credit is being provided by AmerisourceBergen.

For more information or to register for the webinar, please go to: NCPDP Manufacturer Rebate Standards Webinar.

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, HITECH and Meaningful Use (MU) requirements. 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 products include dataQ™, a robust database of information on more than 75,000 pharmacies, and HCIdea™, a database of continually updated information on more than 2 million prescribers. 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, Products, Educational Programs and Work Group meetings, go online at or call (480) 477-1000.

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