Glossary of Health Care and Medical Terms
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the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs [NCPDP] Version 5.1 for pharmacy transactions) used in EDI transactions lack certain functionality required by the health care industry. Therefore, it is necessary for providers to prepare for new standards in order to continue submitting claims electronically. January 2012 the standard changes from NCPDP 5.1 to NCPDP D.0.
Also see: NCPDP 3.0