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From The Issue: July/August 2019

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Lack of Access to Pharmacies Impacts Adherence

EARLIER THIS YEAR, THE Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of the Actuary’s estimated that national health expenditures may reach $6 trillion...

Impact of Biologic and Biosimilar Naming Suffixes

THE FDA’S FINAL GUIDANCE on “Nonproprietary Naming of Biological Products Guidance for Industry” requires the use of a four-character suffix on all original biologics...

The Last One

I have been writing this column since 1985, and I have enjoyed writing it and receiving occasional comments from readers. However, the premises that...
Speaker Brad Kile, center, gave a legislative update

QS/1 2019 Customer Conference

The 2019 QS/1 Customer Conference brought customers from around the country to Hershey, Pa., to learn about system enhancements and get inspired by fellow...
Tracking Health with Wearables

Remote Patient Monitoring: Pharmacy‘s Future?

THE ADVENT OF MULTIPLE DEVICES using Bluetooth technology to sync with a user’s smartphone has led to the widespread adoption of the internet of...

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QCompass Podcast Prepping for PDS Super-Conference

QS/1 is hosting a breakout breakfast session at the PDS Super-Conference February 29, 2020. ComputerTalk Magazine's Maggie Lockwood will moderate the popular panel discussion. She talked with QS/1's QCompass Podcast about the importance of the PDS Super-Conference, what participants can expect at the panel discussion.Maggie will be joined on...
Retail Management Solutions Pharmacy Point of Sale

The Benefits of Pharmacy Point-of-Sale System Interfaces

-AMAZONPOLLY-ONLYWORDS-START- -AMAZONPOLLY-ONLYWORDS-END-What are the key systems that pharmacy POS (point of sale) needs to interact with for full functionality and best ROI (return on investment)?-AMAZONPOLLY-ONLYWORDS-START--AMAZONPOLLY-ONLYWORDS-END-Pharmacy system integration is a key part of pharmacy point-of-sale functionality. A robust point-of-sale solution allows pharmacies to accurately and safely process prescription sales, protecting both...
2019 Influenza Statistics and Demographics LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Pharmacies and Yearly Influenza Trends

While flu season starts around October, the flu activity peaks between December and February. Every year 5% to 20% of the U.S. population is affected by the influenza virus with costs associated with direct hospitalization and outpatient visits totaling over $10 billion, according to the CDC.As pharmacies prepare to...

Cut DIR Fees in Half, and Minimize Your 2019 Pharmacy Tax Liability

Pharmacy owners are finding that by improving adherence on even a few “outlier” nonadherent patients, they can enjoy a huge savings to their bottom line. A certified public accountant (CPA) explains how."What we've noticed, over the last year in particular, is DIR fees have really become an issue,...

The Best Defense Against An Intrusive Pharmacy Audit Is… A Pharmacy Technology System

A popular blog written by an Iowa pharmacy owner recently detailed the author’s experiences with audits of his business. “Over my career as a pharmacy owner, we have faced over $1 million worth of audited claims, and the PBMs have attempted to charge back over 10% of that...

HHS Final Drug Pricing Rule Fails to Address Pharmacy DIR Fees

Despite strong support from leading pharmacy associations, patient advocacy groups, senior citizen groups, and members of the U.S. Congress, in May 2019 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a final drug pricing rule for Medicare and Medicaid that failed to address the serious issue of...
Are you ready for CPESN? Five Key Services QS/1

Are you ready for CPESN? Five Key Services

CPESN — Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Networks — offer a promising way to differentiate yourself with both patients and payers.CPESN member pharmacies come together to improve patient outcomes with optimal medication use. They agree to provide enhanced services that go beyond dispensing and basic patient education. CPESN pharmacies are...