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ChairJean Duteau

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Melva Peters (Scribe)Jenaker Consulting
Margaret WeikerNCPDP
Jean Duteau (Chair)Duteau Design
Maggie BuchingerSurescripts
Pooja BabbrahPOCP
Scott RobertsonKaiser Permanente
Danielle BancroftFRED IT
Brett MarquardOneWave
Frank McKinneyPOCP
Tom de JongHL7 Netherlands
Eric Haas

Agenda Items and Notes

NCPDP Updates

  • Specialty Medication Prescribing PSS update - Specialty Medications
    • June 22, 2020
      • OVERVIEW of IG
        • focuses on getting information related to a patient/prescription prior to dispensing a specialty medication
        • Looked at daVinci CDex Implementation Guide
        • Solicited request
          • pharmacy receives a prescription (electronically) 
          • upon receipt - need more information to fulfill the prescription
          • create request bundle using Communication/CommunicationRequest
            • query for one or more of Condition, MedicationStatement, AllergyIntolerance, Observation (vital signs), Coverage
              • this should be MedicationRequest and not MedicationStatement
          • CDex is looking at changing from Communication/CommunicationRequest to Task -
            • decision will be made this summer
        • Responder will send back a bundle with information requested
        • Pharmacy may have more in depth questions - may leverage Questionnaire for follow on information
        • Patient matching - Looking for information on best practices
          • CDex doesn't talk about patient matching
          • Looking at 2 options
        • There are some constraints on US Core
        • Plan to ballot in September cycle - need to get the NIB submitted
          • also means needs to be substantively complete by July 5th
          • Frank to reach out to Melva about getting the NIB submitted
    • June 15, 2020
      • overview of IG on next week's call
  • Standardized Medication List - Standardized Medication Profile
    • June 22, 2020 - no discussion 
    • June 15, 2020
      • group is having a hard time getting participation 
      • White paper may be abandoned - NCPDP to make a decision
      • may move forward with creating a FHIR IG - no update
  • New NCPDP Projects
    • Standardized Medication Profile FHIR IG
      • no update
    • MTM CCDA IG - create FHIR IG
      • June 22, 2020 - no discussion  
      • no update
      • may be a higher priority than other projects
      • implementations using this that want to move to CCDA
      • draft PSS created, but lots to do before this moves forward - Scott to followup 

US Core

  • review change to errata request FHIR#25035
    • FHIR-25035 - when recording "self-prescribed" medications SHALL include requester - concern that you wouldn't always know this for self-prescribed medications
      • proposed changing from SHALL to SHOULD
        • if don't know, then wouldn't provide it
        • this only applies to "self-prescribed" medications and not actual orders
      • Need the blessing of the Pharmacy
      • Motion:  Melva Peters - Brett Marquard - Pharmacy endorses this change 9-0-0 Carried
      • Will now go to Cross Group Projects


  • Real Time Pharmacy Benefit Check

    • June 22, 2020
    • June 15, 2020 - update via Email from Frank
      • US Core usage
        • The Cross Group Projects WG discussed our US Core exception tickets and approved them with the following adjustment:
          • dosageInstruction in the MedicationRequest resource (the ‘prescription’ in the RTPBC request) will be changed to Must Support, with the following definitions:
            • Client: Should use the information when determining days supply
            • Responder: May use the information when determining its response
          • I’ve made the changes to the IG and will be moving to the build site soon
      •  NDC11
        • We are now referencing the NDC in the guide using the correct URL and our profiles, examples are okay
        • (The guidance will probably get better in the future, but HL7 doesn’t have it yet)
      • Other terminology stuff that FM is working on…

        • Got permission from FM to move forward as-is (without changing to the approach that’s being defined)


Trackers - link to pharmacy unresolved Jira trackers 

  • See JIRA
    • FHIR-26594 - updated with use case from Netherlands


Next meeting

  • June 29th
    • September WGM Planning
      • looking for topics

Previous Items

Catalogue Project

Updates from Workflow

  • June 15, 2020
    • This week's call cancelled 

Healthcare Product

  • June 15, 2020
    • working on tracker items not related to Pharmacy

Action Items

  • Melva Petersto forward Publication Request to TSC for approval for RTPBC
  • Frank McKinney to reach out to Melva re: NIB for Specialty Medication Ballot for September cycle
  • Brett Marquard to reach out to Melva re: NIB for US Meds update
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