Retailers Meet New Pharmacy Standards

ON JAN. 1, 2012, RETAILERS that operate pharmacies will need to be in compliance with two new standards governing the electronic transmission of prescription claims and other communications to insurance companies. In one case, pharmacies must upgrade the electronic claims billing standard set by the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) from version 5.1 to version D.0. This means

ON JAN. 1, 2012, RETAILERS that operate pharmacies will need to be in compliance with two new standards governing the electronic transmission of prescription claims and other communications to insurance companies.

In one case, pharmacies must upgrade the electronic claims billing standard set by the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) from version 5.1 to version D.0. This means that pharmacy management systems need to comply with the new standard for processing cla

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