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From The Issue: September/October 2019

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Recently, while attending a long-term care (LTC) software vendor’s customer conference, one pharmacist lamented that everything out there seemed to be trying to keep...

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The Benefits of Pharmacy Point-of-Sale System Interfaces

What are the key systems that pharmacy POS (point of sale) needs to interact with for full functionality and best ROI (return on investment)?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...
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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...
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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...
Improve Medication Adherence with BestRx

Improve Medication Adherence with BestRx

It comes as no surprise that the current state of the healthcare system in the United States has flaws. That aside, there remain highly skilled and passionate medical professionals and pharmacists who work tirelessly to deliver the best possible treatment, care, and follow-up with patients.But the fact remains that...