May 02, 2011 09:07 ET

Witness Collaboration in Action and Be a Part of the Pharmacy Industry Transformation at NCPDP's 2011 Annual Conference

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - May 2, 2011) - As the healthcare industry moves toward its goals of improving the quality of care and reducing costs, NCPDP invites industry stakeholders to celebrate the successes of pharmacy industry collaboration at its 2011 Annual Technology & Business Conference, May 15-19, 2011 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix, Arizona. The Conference attracts representatives from pharmacies, health plans, payers, PBMs and technology vendors that have supported the transformation of the pharmacy industry over the past 30+ years, bringing solutions to standards development that have improved patient care and the efficiency of pharmacy/healthcare systems.

NCPDP's 2011 Annual Conference is on track to draw record-breaking attendance this year. In addition to comprehensive educational sessions on Fraud and Abuse, Healthcare Reform, DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) Interim Final Rule, Clinical Interoperability, and more, the conference includes an exhibit hall, networking opportunities and social events. Conference attendees may also participate in NCPDP Work Group meetings, which will be held during the conference, and join the teams of professionals that are committed to solving the information technology challenges that impact the delivery of healthcare/pharmacy services.

The NCPDP Annual Conference is open to NCPDP members, non-members and the media. The conference registration fee for non-members includes a one-year membership in NCPDP. To view member benefits, visit

The complimentary media registration form can be downloaded here.

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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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