April 04, 2012 15:21 ET

NCPDP Announces Webinar on Workers' Compensation Pharmacy Processing

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - Apr 4, 2012) - The National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP), a not-for-profit pharmacy standards development organization, announced today registration is open for its Workers' Compensation Pharmacy Processing Webinar, which will take place Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. EDT. The webinar is intended for employers, state agencies, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), and others with a role or interest in understanding workers' compensation pharmacy processing.

In the 60-minute webinar, NCPDP WG16 Property & Casualty/Workers Compensation Co-chairs, Jim Andrews, R.Ph., Senior VP, Pharmacy Services, Cypress Care, Inc., and Kevin Tribout, Executive Director, Government Affairs, PMSI, Inc., will provide an overview of workers' compensation including who administers coverage and who pays for its services. The presenters will describe how eligibility is established, uncover the most common pharmacy fill challenges, and explore critical topics such as ePrescribing, billing, subrogation and PBM licensure, accreditation and reporting. Attendees will also gain insight into the importance of state agencies embracing the standards developed by NCPDP.

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

For more information or to register for the webinar, please go to: Workers' Compensation Pharmacy Processing 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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