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Grant Title: Enhancing Community Pharmacy Involvement in NCPDP Year Four
Grants Awarded Number
193
Status
In Study
Organization
NCPDP
Location
Scottsdale, Arizona
Grant Category
Profession, Academics & Economics
Keyword
NCPDP
Grant Docs
Video
Objectives

Independent community pharmacies account for approximately one-third of all outpatient pharmacy locations in the U.S. but are underrepresented at the technical work group meetings of the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs. It is not uncommon that at a meeting with several hundred payers health plans and PBMs, providers pharmacy companies, physicians, drug manufacturers, and general interest participants vendors, associations, government five or fewer independent pharmacy owners are present. Considering this extreme imbalance and the barriers to participation, ensuring that the voice of this constituency is heard requires ongoing administrative and financial support of grantees. Continued support for this unique grant directly aligns with the Community Pharmacy Foundations mission to encourage new capabilities and continuous improvements in the delivery of patient care. In 2017, it is anticipated an updated Telecommunication Standard will be released, eventually implemented under HIPAA. The core group of grantees will play a significant role in shaping this updated version and ensuring that any updates incorporated advance the role of pharmacists as providers. The outcome of their presence and more importantly, having the ability to vote as an NCPDP member, will affect the future of pharmacy practice for the industry as a whole.

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  • Applicant:
    Nicole Russell
    NCPDP
            

  • Team Member:
    Stephen Mullenix
    RPh

  • Team Member:
    Lisa Schwartz
    PharmD
    National Community Pharmacists Association
         

  • Team Member:
    Christian Tadrus
    PharmD RPh FASCP NSC
    Sams Health Mart Pharmacies

  • Team Member:
    Farah Towfic
    PharmD
    Osterhaus Pharmacy
         

  • Team Member:
    C A Kuykendall
    RPH
    Village Pharmacy