June 28, 2011 09:00 ET

NCPDP Webinar Spotlights Enhanced Patient, Pharmacist, Prescriber Benefits of ePrescribing Standard

SCRIPT Standard Version 10.6, a Requirement of Meaningful Use, Heightens Automation and Communication in ePrescribing, and Promotes Interoperability Through RxNorm

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - Jun 28, 2011) - The National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP), a not-for-profit pharmacy standards development organization, announced today registration is open for its SCRIPT Version 10.6 Webinar, which will take place Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. EDT. The webinar is intended for pharmacists, physicians, payers, processors, intermediaries, and vendors who support ePrescribing.

The 90-minute webinar will provide a 360 degree view of the features and functionality available in SCRIPT Version 10.6 designed to improve the patient experience and make it easier for pharmacists, physicians and other prescribers to coordinate drug delivery/care in both ambulatory and Long Term and Post-Acute Care (LTPAC) settings.

SCRIPT Version 10.6 improves efficiency, accuracy and clarity in ePrescribing, and leverages RxNorm to enhance drug codification, improve patient safety and administrative efficiency. Among its benefits, Version 10.6:

  • Lays a foundation for clinical review and analysis by standardizing the electronic format for communicating instructions on how a patient should use a medication.
  • Enables physicians and other prescribers to better coordinate prior authorization approvals, denials, and deferrals with pharmacists to reduce administrative burden and also save patients time.
  • Documents the sources of where medication histories are obtained to provide the ability to consolidate them into a single medication history.
  • Enables prescribers to notify the pharmacy to no longer continue dispensing any open refills on an active prescription, or to cancel a prescription that has not yet been dispensed.
  • Provides an automated way for a pharmacist to request a change to a prescription to allow generic substitution; change dosages; avoid drug-drug interaction; request prior authorization; and more.

Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians, registered to attend, may earn 1.5 hours of Continuing Education (CE) Credits from the ACPE. CE Credit is being provided by AmerisourceBergen.

To register for the webinar, please go to: SCRIPT Version 10.6 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, 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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