News | May 07, 2008

NCPDP Launches Next Gen Pharmacy Database Resource

May 8, 2008 - The National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) launched dataQ, a next generation pharmacy data solution that reportedly provides healthcare stakeholders with the most up-to-date and in-depth
pharmacy information available.

This new data solution is said to enable pharmacies, PBMs, health plans and other stakeholders improved pharmacy database accuracy and streamlined electronic claims processing for faster reimbursement of prescription drug claims. It is also used for pharmacy network development and credentialing, data validation, drug utilization monitoring and product recalls, along with market research and analysis.

Available with varying subscription and administrative levels, the new resource expands functionality to include optional real-time Web access to pharmacy data, extensive custom reporting and file download capabilities. Originally developed to provide NCPDP Provider ID enumeration, the identifier for pharmacies, it now contains the new National Provider Identifier (NPI) on pharmacies and has reportedly grown to be the industry’s most comprehensive database of consistently updated pharmacy information.

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