1. Published Name of the Standard for which request is being made (if previously published)

Specialty Medication Enrollment

2. Standards Material/Document


3. Date of Request

Mar 06, 2023

4. Use Period

Two years

5. Reason for extension, timeline, and actions

6. Original Publication Date

7. End date of the current STU period

Apr 26, 2023

8. Length of the requested extension

9. Review Process

10. HL7 Work Group making this request and date

Pharmacy Work Group

10a. Requesting WG Date

Mar 06, 2023

11. URL of approval minutes


12. HL7 Product Management Group

FHIR Management Group

12a. Management Group Date of Approval

Mar 29, 2023

13. URL of approval minutes


14. Is the artifact ready for final publication?


15. If not ready, please describe remaining steps.

16. Tool name used to produce the machine processable artifacts in the IG

FHIR IG Publisher

17. The name of the “IG artifact” within the context of the above mentioned tool.

Specialty Medication Enrollment (specialty-rx.xml)

18. Balloted Name of the standard for which request is being made

Specialty Medication Enrollment

19. Requested name for published standard. See Naming Examples

Specialty Medication Enrollment

19a. Specification Feedback Name (For Search in Jira)

20. If CMET, list IDs balloted

21. Project Insight Number


22. Document Realm

U.S. Realm Specific

23. Ballot cycle in which the document was successfully balloted


25. Affirmative


26. Negative


27. Abstentions


28. Not Returned


29. Total in ballot pool


30. Date on which final document/standards material was supplied to HQ

31. URL of publication material/ SVN repository


32. Publishing Facilitator

Frank McKinney

33. Special Publication Instructions

34. URL of ballot reconciliation document


35. Has the Work Group posted its consideration of all comments received in its reconciliation document on the ballot desktop?


36. Substantive Changes Since Last Ballot?


37. Product Brief Reviewed By

Pharmacy Work Group

38. Date Product Brief Reviewed

Mar 06, 2023

39. Has the Product Brief changed?

40. Family


41. Section

Implementation Guides

42. Topic

Medical Records Patient Care Pharmacy

43. Please Describe the Topic

44. Product Type

Implementation Guide

45. Parent standard


46. Parent Standard Status


47. Update/replace standard

Replace published STU1 of this Implementation Guide

48. Common name/search keyword

Specialty Medication Enrollment

49. Description

This FHIR implementation Guide describes the exchange of patient demographic, clinical, consent and coverage data to support fulfillment of specialty medication prescriptions by pharmacies, and enrollment of patients into related support programs offered by parties such as Hub vendors and pharmaceutical manufacturers.

50. Stakeholders

Other (specify in text box below)

51. Vendors

EHR, PHR, Health Care IT, Other (please specify)

52. Providers

Healthcare Institutions (hospitals, long term care, home care, mental health) Other (specify in text box below)

53. Benefits

Enables pharmacies and related parties to obtain the demographic, clinical, coverage and coverage information needed to dispense specialty medications in the US and enroll patients in related support programs.

54. Implementations/Case Studies

Pharmacy systems / specialty HUB systems / EHRs. The supported use cases enable (a) the prescriber's EHR to proactively exchange patient information with the pharmacy or HUB, (b) the pharmacy or HUB to systematically query patient information, (c) the pharmacy or HUB to obtain information that requires human interaction by the prescriber or their staff, and (d) the pharmacy or HUB to obtain consent information needed during dispensing of the medication.

55. Development Background

This Implementation Guide was developed in cooperation with the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP).

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