January 27, 2011 08:38 ET

NCPDP Launches RxReconn, Delivering Real-Time, Actionable Intelligence on Healthcare Legislation

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - January 27, 2011) - The National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP), the leading not-for-profit pharmacy standards development organization, announced today the availability of RxReconn, providing subscribers with real-time monitoring of important changes in pharmacy-related legislative and regulatory activity at state and national levels. NCPDP's new product will give subscribers timely access to legislative intelligence, as well as customized reports to analyze and track key developments in pharmacy legislation.

"As an organization founded on the principle of engaging healthcare stakeholders in open dialogue to improve patient outcomes and care, we are pleased to make this product available to subscribers through our licensing arrangement with State Net," explained Lee Ann Stember, President of NCPDP.

RxReconn™, NCPDP's customized State Net portal, delivers summary information on legislative and regulatory activity on pharmacy-related issues such as Medicare Part D, ePrescribing, medication therapy management (MTM), insurance prescription coverage, prescription packaging and labeling, mail order pharmacy, Medicaid prescription programs, pedigree requirements, pharmacy practice, prescription forms, single-payer healthcare reform, state prescription assistance programs, workers compensation prescription coverage and state sales tax exemptions.

RxReconn is available to NCPDP members for an annual subscription fee. For more information on RxReconn, visit For a product demonstration, contact NCPDP membership is open to individuals and organizations involved in virtually every sector of the healthcare and pharmacy services industries. To apply for membership or for more information on the benefits of NCPDP membership, visit

State Net is a premier provider of legislative intelligence. NCPDP licenses State Net's reporting database services to ensure its work groups can respond quickly to proposed legislation that may trigger the need for new or revised standards.

Founded in 1977, NCPDP is a not-for-profit, ANSI-accredited, Standards Development Organization with over 1500 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 and the MMA. 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." For more information about NCPDP Standards, Data Services, 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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