Once again we give you a front-row seat on how the chains are deploying technology in the pharmacy and what they have to say about robotics, scanning, IVR, preedits, and more. You'll also see what their priorities are for the balance of the year. This year's survey had participation from 38 chains, representing 11,000 pharmacies.
When DMERCs Become DME MACs
by Duane Ridenour
With the Medicare contracting reform called for by the Medicare
Modernization Act, DME MACs now replace the DMERCs as we have known
them, with the four jurisdictions of the DMERCs changing as a result.
The author examines how this new DME claims-processing system will
work, and what's still up in the air.
Getting Business Savvy with POSby Will Lockwood
Wise's Family Pharmacy, located in Hemingway, S.C., is a good case
study on the value of a POS system, particularly when it has
bidirectional connectivity with the pharmacy management system. Wayne
Wise, owner of the pharmacy, talks about all the benefits he is seeing
with his POS system when it comes to running a more profitable
Direct Access—NPI: Facilitating the Transition
In less than a year, all pharmacies will be required to submit
electronic claims with the new national provider identifier (NPI), as
required under HIPAA. Cathy Graeff from The National Council for
Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) talks to ComputerTalk Publisher Bill
Lockwood, in this exclusive interview, on how NCPDP plans to help make
for a smooth transition for pharmacy to this new numbering system.
A Letter Worth Reading
A New Mind for a Flat World
Clinical Decision Support: Valuable Tool or Time Robber?
Positive Consumer Perceptions
Pharmacy Reimbursement: More Challenges
ASAP Midyear Conference
McKesson Trade Show