Monthly Archives: October 2015

During a recent discussion with a pharmacy management systems (PMS) vendor, my business partner was describing our workflow and how we leverage the pharmacist. The goal was to help the vendor understand what we would like to see their software enable: a patient centered workflow. Their immediate comment was “you are messing with our workflow!” That was......
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  The DIR fee, a subject of several posts on this blog, can be calculated in a variety of different ways. In 2016, Medicare/CMS directed plans to calculate the DIR at the point of sale (the time of adjudication) whenever possible. A DIR fee doesn’t have to be complicated to save the plan money. Yet......
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Modern pharmacy management systems screen therapeutic duplication using third party databases, and these systems are not capable of exercising the necessary professional judgement to separate an actual duplication from a rational duplication. Duplication alerts, because they are so frequent, become almost a nuisance, and alert fatigue is a real concern. Normally, therapeutic duplication alerts in our pharmacy are......
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