NCPDP, the governing body that provides industry standards for the transmission of electronic
prescriptions, has issued a change to script standards that will go into effect on December 30th, 2019. The latest change to the NCPDP script standard will impact you in four key ways:
- Height and weight must be entered on prescriptions when a patient is 18 years or younger.
- Preferred drug names can still be used for compound medications. In addition, the new standard allows compounds to be sent as structured medications. For more information click here.
- All mail order pharmacies will be returned in the pharmacy search screen, regardless of the criteria entered.
- Cancel notes will be displayed in the "Cancel Status" section of the "Previous" tab in medications when Surescripts cancels an EPCS medication.
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