Section 1d: Version 2 (V2)
Section 2: Clinical and Administrative Domains
Section 3: Implementation Guides
HL7-NCPDP Electronic Prescribing Coordination Mapping Document, Release 1
The Version 2 NCPDP Electronic Prescribing Coordination Mapping Implementation Guide provides mapping requirements for electronic prescribing systems using HL7 Versions 2.4 and later. It specifies functional electronic prescribing communication with systems using NCPDP SCRIPT Standard Implementation Guide Version 4.2 and later. The current implementation guide specifies messages supporting the actions of: new prescriptions, prescription changes, refill requests, prescription fill status notification, and prescription cancellation.
HL7-NCPDP Electronic Prescribing Coordination Mapping Document, Release 1 may also go by the following names or acronyms:
- Inpatient Facilities
- Outpatient Facilities
- Enables inpatient facilities using HL7 enabled systems to electronically communicate prescriptions for patients that are discharged
- Enables outpatient facilities using HL7-based prescription tools to write prescriptions that are delivered to the retail pharmacy for dispensing
- Allows pharmacies to communicate refill or renewal requests to prescribers from NCPDP SCRIPT messages that are then mapped to HL7 messages
- Enables inpatient facilities and prescribers to receive NCPDP SCRIPT fill notification messages from pharmacies, providing patient compliance information
- Allows prescription history messages in NCPDP SCRIPT to be communicated between prescribing entities using NCPDP SCRIPT or HL7 standards
- Adopted by retail pharmacies as the means to receive and send prescription information with prescribers using HL7-based systems (e.g., hospitals)
- Long-term care facilities are reviewing NCPDP SCRIPT usage
In the future, enhancements may be included such as lab values, diagnosis, patient drug profiles, prescription transfers, and formulary inquiries. The NCPDP SCRIPT Standard Implementation Guide can be used in both the inpatient and outpatient settings, but is primarily used to facilitate messages related to ambulatory prescriptions.
The HL7 standards were not specifically designed to manage transactions between prescribers and retail pharmacies. Because inpatient facilities use HL7 as their primary means for managing prescription information, there is a need to map HL7 to NCPDP SCRIPT for the purposes of communicating with ambulatory/retail pharmacies.
This specification is out of date and there is not intent to update.
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