The National Council for Prescription Drug Programs announced two new sets of standards, including one on payer data, according to a news release (PDF).
New NCPDP standards support efficiencies
The Uniform Healthcare Payer Data Standard establishes an industry standard for sharing historical healthcare data. The new standards, according to the NCPDP, supports the reporting requirements for claims data submission to states or their designees, which should provide administrative efficiencies.
The All-Payer Claims Database Council initiated the proposal that led to this standard. The standard should allow states to more easily share the data that they collect, according to Amy Costello, a representative of the council and project director of the New Hampshire Institute for Health Policy and Practice.
The Retiree Drug Subsidy Standard helps to automate the summarized drug cost and related data transfer from one processor or pharmacy benefit manager to another.
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