Navigation Links
NCPDP and CAQH CORE Partner on Harmonizing Operating Rules and Standards Across Healthcare
Date:6/15/2011

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. and WASHINGTON, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) and CAQH CORE® (Committee on Operating Rules for Information Exchange®) today announced a partnership agreement to collaborate on activities related to harmonizing electronic data interchange standards and operating rules across the healthcare industry.

NCPDP and CAQH CORE began exploring the potential partnership in late 2010 when the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) recommended NCPDP be formally named as an operating rules entity for retail pharmacy-related eligibility transactions and CAQH CORE serve as the authoring entity for operating rules for non-retail pharmacy-related eligibility and claim status transactions.  The NCVHS recommendations were made to the Department of Health and Human Services in response to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act administrative simplification requirements which mandate national operating rules.  Recent recommendations by NCVHS for CAQH CORE to develop operating rules for electronic funds transfer (EFT) and electronic remittance advice (ERA) have furthered the collaborative efforts between CAQH CORE and NCPDP.  

NCPDP President, Lee Ann Stember, stated, "Through standards development and harmonization, we will continue to break down healthcare information technology barriers and improve the cost and quality of care for the patient. We are pleased to collaborate with CAQH CORE on orchestrating operating rules and standards to improve the coordination and delivery of healthcare."

"CAQH CORE and NCPDP share a mutual commitment to industry collaboration and consensus building processes that focuses on actionable change," said Gwendolyn Lohse, deputy director and CORE managing director, CAQH.  "Aligning our intersecting efforts will help advance widespread industry adoption of effective and productive healthcare exchanges."

Both organizations are foundational to the healthcare information exchange process: NCPDP, the ANSI-accredited standards development organization for pharmacy, has led the automation of pharmacy through standards development for over 30 years; and CORE, a multi-stakeholder initiative created by CAQH, develops and maintains operating rules to make administrative information available at the point of medical care.

About CAQH® and CORE®

A CAQH initiative, the Committee on Operating Rules for Information Exchange, CORE, has convened more than 120 healthcare industry stakeholders as participants in developing operating rules. A range of entities participate in CORE, including providers, hospitals, associations and states. Participating health plans cover more than 150 million lives, or approximately 75 percent of the commercially insured, plus Medicare and state-based Medicaid membership. Over 50 organizations are CORE-certified and driving adoption of the CORE operating rules.  More information is available at www.caqh.org/benefits.php.

CAQH serves as a catalyst for industry collaboration on initiatives that simplify healthcare administration for health plans and providers, resulting in a better care experience for patients and caregivers. CAQH solutions help promote quality interactions between plans, providers and other stakeholders; reduce costs and frustrations associated with healthcare administration; facilitate administrative healthcare information exchange; and encourage administrative and clinical data integration. Visit www.caqh.org for more information.

About NCPDP

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 www.ncpdp.org or call (480) 477-1000.


'/>"/>
SOURCE CAQH
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Friends of Disabled Adults and Children Partners With Invacare to Provide Aid in Wake of Joplin Tornado
2. Paragon Bioservices to Partner and Exhibit at the 2011 BIO International Convention
3. Surgical Information Systems Partners with Siemens to Deliver Advanced Perioperative Solutions to Enterprise Health Information System Customers
4. COPAN Announces Strategic Global Distribution Partnership with Siemens
5. AmeriCares Honors AstraZeneca with Power of Partnership Award
6. Medco Partners With MolecularMD on Personalized Medicine Program for Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
7. University of Pennsylvania Announces Partnership with Chinese Academy of Sciences for Center of Excellence in Brain Mapping
8. Signal Genetics Announces Commercialization Partnership with NeoGenomics Laboratories for Multiple Myeloma Gene Expression Test
9. Vivo Ventures Announces Promotions of Dr. Chen Yu and Dr. James Zhao to Managing Partner
10. Aethlon Medical to Present the Aethlon ADAPT™ System at C21 BioVentures™ Life Sciences Partnering Conference
11. Exagen Diagnostics Inc. Partners with Medco Research Institute® to Develop NIMBLE Personalized Medicine Program for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/8/2017)... Aug. 8, 2017   ... diluted (GAAP) loss per share from continuing operations ... revenues increased 16 percent to $110 million ... 27 percent to $161 million ... from continuing operations increased 8 percent to $0.93 ...
(Date:8/7/2017)... , Aug. 7, 2017  Endo International plc ... reached agreements to resolve virtually all known U.S. mesh ... discussions to resolve the known remaining U.S. claims at ... payments beginning in the fourth quarter of 2017 and ... of its second quarter 2017 results, the Company intends ...
(Date:8/2/2017)... , Aug. 2, 2017   Marshall County Hospital in Benton, ... proactively reduce the risk of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). The new addition, Tru-D SmartUVC , ... energy to kill deadly pathogens such as C. diff , MRSA, MERS, Ebola and ... Tru-D SmartUVC ... Tru-D in action in a patient room ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:8/18/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... August 18, 2017 , ... ... and financial planning assistance that serves communities throughout southern Florida, is working to ... provide scholarship assets to children from low income families. , The Take Stock ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... ... The Golseth Agency, a Texas based insurance management and financial planning assistance provider ... organized to provide support to Christina Upchurch and her two children after the loss ... returned from out of town to find her husband passed away and their home ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... 18, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of Yahweh in Abilene, ... on false teachings pertaining to the mother of the Savior whom the world calls “Mother ... different picture of the role of this historical woman. , “The world bows, kisses ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... Vermont (PRWEB) , ... August 18, 2017 , ... ... phone numbers and call tracking and monitoring solutions, announced today the launch of ... site include a modern navigation and aesthetic, fully responsive design, and an enhanced ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... “Three Narrow Roads”: a vivid and provocative ... published author, Rev. Dr. Burnett King Sr., is currently the pastor-teacher-visionary at Simply the ... Faith Track Club, Inc., a track-and-field program geared towards youth. , King shares, “When ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):