The NCPDP membership is requesting a new version of the Telecommunication and Batch Standard be named in HIPAA. The Telecommunication Standard Implementation Guide is version F2. The Batch Standard Implementation Guide is version 15, which supports the Telecommunication Standard version F2 in a batch mode.

The Telecommunication Standard Implementation Guide supports the following processes:
1.    Eligibility Verification
2.    Claim
3.    Service
4.    Information Reporting
5.    Prior Authorization
6.    Predetermination of Benefits

Changes from version D.0 to version F2 are provided under separate cover.

NCPDP is requesting the DSMO approve this change request and thus begin the process for a new version to be named in HIPAA.