Monthly Archives: February 2016

An interview with my business partner, Randy McDonough,  appears in the BT Pharmacy Consulting Blog published yesterday. For those interested in his perspective and our practice, point your web browser here....
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Pharmacists have been attempting to educate other about pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) tactics,  but few outside the profession understand the complexity and implications. Recently, however, congress and other have started paying attention to the associated costs of the PBM middleman. Benefit Design Specialists recently wrote about the implications in their blog, and it is an excellent summary of......
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What does the current court order requiring Apple Computer to assist the FBI by “hacking” into a criminal’s phone have to do with pharmacy? One word: privacy. More and more, our patients are using their “smart phones” to keep and store their health records. Apple even includes Health Kit in their core operating system on......
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Medication synchronization might mean a patient comes to your pharmacy less, but doing it right can actually increase patient engagement and opportunities to generate revenue. Continue reading below to see how our pharmacy leverages this powerful program. ...
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Back in December, Drug Topics published Kroger pharmacy’s shared EHR pilot project a success, which described a study completed by an Ohio chain and a local family practice provider. The essence of this study was to observe the benefit of giving a select pharmacy access to the medical provider’s Electronic Health Record (EHR). This study......
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Narrow network, or preferred network pharmacy contracts are generally offer the pharmacy lower reimbursement in exchange for access to the network’s patient base. Previously we discussed how participation in narrow networks may not actually drive patients in your direction (The Flip Side of Access to Lives). Today I wanted to talk about the math behind......
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