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Independent pharmacies provide a deep level of relationship to their customers. Ensure accurate pricing, maximum precise reimbursement, reduce medication errors & improve wellness is critical. But to stay profitable while maintaining that high-value service, the independent pharmacy needs tools that can maximize compensation without negatively impacting pharmacist workflow.


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Prescription Drug State Database

2015-2018 State Legislation on Prescription Drugs Use this state legislative database to learn about and analyze what states are considering and enacting in current topic areas of prescription drugs.

Read more Source: NCSL National Conference of State Legislatures

Proper Coding for Accurate Reimbursement – EmblemHealth

EmblemHealth requires all claims submitted with these Revenue Codes also include the appropriate HCPCS and CPT Code(s). This additional information will enable us to ensure the accuracy of our payments to you.

Read more Source: EmblemHealth

Tips for Building Better Pharmacist-Patient Relationships

It is important to note that building rapport with a patient takes time and effort, but it can be done successfully. In an ever-changing pharmaceutical industry with fluctuating insurance rates, the survey authors want pharmacists to keep in mind that higher medication costs are taking a toll on patients.

Read more Source: Pharmacy Times

Nitric Oxide: A Potential Marker for Adherence to Asthma?

Current treatment options for patients living with asthma include long-acting beta-agonists and inhaled corticoid steroids (ICS). While these therapeutic options are useful in a majority of patients, approximately 10% will remain poorly controlled. This can be due to poor inhaler technique, poor medication adherence, and other comorbidities.

Read more Source: Pharmacy Times

Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS)

A Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) is a drug safety program that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can require for certain medications with serious safety concerns to help ensure the benefits of the medication outweigh its risks

Read more Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Ensure Accurate Pricing - AWP Resubmission Reporting

AWP Resubmission Services help you capture lost dollars for third-party transactions where the average wholesale price (AWP) has increased on prescription drug claims paid using outdated AWPs. RelayHealth monitors—and notifies your pharmacy—when an AWP price change has occurred, and a payer has settled a claim using an old AWP.

Read more Source: McKesson

Patient Medication Safety

Prescription medication use is widespread, complicated, and increasingly risky. Clinicians have access to an armamentarium of more than 10,000 prescription medications, and nearly one-third of adults in the United States take 5 or more medications.

Read more Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Why Pharmacists Need to Build Relationships with Local Physicians

A major barrier in the creation of strong pharmacist-physician relationships is the fact that physicians and community pharmacists work in physically separate environments.

Read more Source: Elements

Improving Pharmacy Claims Reimbursement for Community Pharmacies

To ensure steady and accurate flow of revenue, community pharmacies should use technology to improve their pharmacy claims management processes.

Read more Source: McKesson

Pharmacy Pricing

The pharmacy pricing data is now available on Data.Medicaid.gov to view, filter, sort, visualize and share this data online. Export the data on Data.Medicaid.gov in a variety of formats including Excel.

Read more Source: Medicaid.gov

Unlocking Medication Adherence with Health Literacy Tools

Health education products that help hospitals reduce medication errors and improve patient outcomes after discharge.

Read more Source: The Wellness Network

Drug Recalls

Recalls are actions taken by a firm to remove a product from the market. Recalls may be conducted on a firm's initiative, by FDA request, or by FDA order under statutory authority.

Read more Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services