Monthly Archives: March 2015

Approaching high risks mediation use is a lot like approaching a grizzly bear; you don't know until after you approach it if it is a circus bear that juggles or a hungry, angry and wild bear....
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 recent series of issues at our pharmacy highlighted a communication gap between our staff and our patients. The story starts with the patient phoning in to refill prescriptions and being disappointed when they came to pick then up. They found several omissions in what they were expecting. It took the staff several minutes to track down why......
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ver the last several years, we have watched many software companies struggle with paid upgrade cycles. As feature sets for applications have matured over the years, it has become harder and harder for companies to convince its users that they need the new features only available with the newest version. For example, I am an......
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If a PSAO does not have any skin in the game, how can it represent you?...
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Just because a refill is early or late does not necessarily mean the patient is non-compliant....
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There has been a lot of interest lately in Medication Synchronization programs as a way to improve a pharmacy’s EQuIPP measures, especially as they related to measures of Proportion of Days Covered (PDC). While there are a number of possible ways to implement Med Sync, it is important to not lose site of the actual goals......
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What does a pharmacist do? The answer to this question depends on who you ask, with patients, health care providers other pharmacists, PBMs and insurance companies offering a wide array of responses. Maybe a better question to ask is this: “What is a pharmacist paid to do?” Based on reimbursement from Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs), pharmacists......
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An  recent informal poll asked pharmacy owners to decide between two choices for their pharmacy practices: Being in as many preferred networks as possible, regardless of the financial reimbursement, OR Not participating in preferred networks that charge Direct / Indirect Renumeration (DIR) fees, regardless of the volume decrease my business will see.  Ignoring any middle ground for a......
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