March 25, 2011 08:38 ET

NCPDP Webinar: ePrescribing Standard Brings Formulary and Benefit Information at the Point of Care

NCPDP Standard Heightens Efficiencies in ePrescribing Covered Medications for Patients

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - March 25, 2011) - ePrescribing, a pharmacy industry innovation, continues to break new ground in automating and improving the healthcare experience, delivering information on formulary and prescription benefits at the point of care. Learn how patients, physicians and clinicians, health plans and other payers, pharmacies and State Medicaid agencies benefit from this ePrescribing standard, saving time and money, at the NCPDP Formulary and Benefit Standard Webinar, March 31, 2011, at 12:00 p.m. EDT.

The 90-minute webinar will uncover the benefits of the Formulary and Benefit Standard used in ePrescribing, including:

  • Pharmacies and prescribers improve workflow and clinical administration efficiencies;
  • Enhances patient confidence that medications prescribed at point of care are included in their prescription benefit program; and
  • Payers save from improved formulary compliance and dispensing of generic medications.

The webinar will also describe the various components of the Standard and how each is used, including the Formulary Status List, Benefit Coverage List and Benefit Copay List.

Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians can earn 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for attendance.

For more information or to register for the webinar, visit:

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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