Mon, 19 December 2011
About PHSI: Pharmacy Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
Pharmacy Healthcare Solutions Inc. (PHSI) consults with pharmaceutical manufacturers, PBMs, retail pharmacy chains, and software companies on strategic business and marketing issues. Consulting projects across these market segments provide PHSI with the latest information on emerging trends as well as new products and services. Our consultants have extensive retail, mail service and managed care experience to create actionable recommendations for our clients' pressing business issues.
PHSI Mission Statement: PHSI provides innovative consulting solutions that improve the profitability of our healthcare clients. Integrity and respect is imperative in all relationships with clients and employees. We strive for excellence in all projects and endeavor to become invaluable advisors by continually expanding our industry knowledge.
Direct download: PTR_Pharmacy_Podcast_Episode_32_Consultant_David_Shuetz_Pharmacy_Healthcare_Solutions_Inc..mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 10:04am EDT
Tue, 6 December 2011
Interview with CEO John Kello with MatchRx.
MatchRX is a web based marketplace that was developed exclusively for the independent pharmacist. At MatchRX, we provide a simple, secure way for you to better manage inventory on a daily basis. By connecting neighborhood pharmacists across the US, we enable our members to buy and sell overstocked prescription drugs at discounted prices. The result is an easy way to minimize waste and improve your bottom line.
210 E. 3rd St., Ste. 100
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Direct download: PTR_Pharmacy_Podcast_Episode_31_MatchRx_CEO_John_Kello.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:04am EDT
Fri, 2 December 2011
An Interview with NCPA’s CEO Douglas Hoey.
Douglas Hoey has spent 20+ years working in and representing community pharmacies. Doug grew up in the pharmacy working at his family's pharmacy from junior high through completion of his pharmacy degree at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Doug went on to complete his Master's of Business Administration from Oklahoma City University. During the first five years of his career, he worked in community pharmacies providing traditional dispensing and counseling services as well as long term care consulting, home infusion, hospice care, and durable medical equipment. In 1996, Doug joined NCPA as Assistant Director Management and Student Affairs and in 2005 he became NCPA's first Chief Operating Officer reporting directly to the CEO. In April of 2011 the NCPA's Executive Committee appointed Doug as NCPA’s CEO.
We discuss with Doug his views on the proposed merger of Express Scripts and Medco, legislation designed to regulated the PBM industry that is pending in Congress, the current state of independent community pharmacies, NCPA efforts to make medication adherence a core competency, and continued plans to help members be more successful with front-end sales.
Douglas Hoey RPh, MBA
Chief Executive Officer
National Community Pharmacists Association
100 Daingerfield Road Alexandria, VA 22314
Direct download: PTR_Pharmacy_Podcast_Episode_30_Douglas_Hoey_CEO_National_Community_Pharmacist_Association_NCPA.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 2:24pm EDT
Thu, 10 November 2011
TAKE CHARGE® In Your Independent Pharmacy
Patient Care That Works.
TAKE CHARGE® is NOT a diet.
Direct download: PTR_Pharmacy_Podcast_29_Take_Charge_Healthy_Life_Styles_Terry_Forshee.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:32pm EDT
Fri, 28 October 2011
Interview with Michael Cassidy Writer / Co-Executive Producer of The Pharmacist.
The Pharmacist is a short narrative film that shows the limits of technology for the modern, suburban lifestyle. It follows an overwhelmed community pharmacist, Hal, as he confronts a new in-store rival: a pharmaceutical vending machine named Green Cross.
President, Praetorian Pictures LLC
(202) 664-4370 Twitter:
Direct download: PTR_Pharmacy_Podcast_Episode_28_The_Phamacist_Film_with_Michael_Cassidy.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 12:17pm EDT
Wed, 5 October 2011
For more information email visit us at http://www.truthrx.org
Pharmacists United for Truth and Transparency is a growing coalition of independent pharmacists and pharmacy owners dedicated to exposing widespread abuse and manipulation by pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs).
PBMs are remarkably effective at increasing their profits and market shares. The pending $29.1 billion merger of Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions would create the largest PBM in the nation. If approved by the federal government, potential for widespread PBM abuse would grow to an alarming new height.
We created Pharmacists United for Truth and Transparency to expose the PBM myth by illustrating the ways they inflate prescription drug costs. Their greed hurts all Americans by draining the economy and obstructing Americans’ access to medicine.
Our coalition is comprised of nearly 200 pharmacists and pharmacy owners from coast to coast. As major players in the prescription drug market, we have extensive inside knowledge of the PBM industry to share. Pharmacists United for Truth and Transparency is a resource for employers, policy makers and members of the media. We are here to explain the intricate PBM business model designed to camouflage their scam.
About Dave Marley, PharmD.
Direct download: PTR_Pharmacy_Podcast_Episode_27_Dave_Marley_Pharmacists_for_Truth_and_Transparency.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 6:30pm EDT
Fri, 2 September 2011
PTR Pharmacy Podcast Episode 26: Jeffrey Hedges - The HIPAA GUY - Medicare Audits & Independent Pharmacy
1. Medicare Audits
a. Diabetic Supplies (Strips & Lancets)
i. Must have Proof of Delivery
ii. Proof of Delivery must match the claim to Medicare and the EOB
iii. Patient Testing logs
iv. Patient acknowledgment that they received education and demonstrated proper equipment usage
v. Physician notes
vi. If patient did not sign for the product, the patient representative must state why and provide name, address and relationship to patient
b. Respiratory (O2 & CPAPs)
i. Respiratory Therapist must be sign off on all respiratory products
ii. O2, Pulse Ox
iii. CMN signed by physician before claim is submitted to CMS
2. Medicare Accreditation
a. Accreditation Organizations will be checking the following:
i. Personnel Folders
1. Training accomplished
2. Hep B vaccine or declination
3. Employee Evaluations
4. Signed Job Descriptions
5. Valid licenses and certifications
ii. Patient Folders
1. Proof of Delivery
3. CMN or Detailed Written Order (if required)
4. Proof of warranty & education
5. Assignment of Benefits
6. Collection of the 20% of Medicare allowable with evidence of collection (reconciliation)
iii. Performance Management
1. Patient Satisfaction Surveys
2. Patient complaints
3. Adverse Events
R. Jeffrey Hedges
R.J. Hedges & Associates
P.O. Box H
New Florence, PA 15944
Direct download: PTR_Pharmacy_Podcast_Episode_26_Jeff_Hedges_The_Hipaa_Guy_Preparation_for_Business_Audits.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:37am EDT
Mon, 25 July 2011
Interview with Industry Expert & Avid Blogger George Van Antwerp - Silverlink
•A more outspoken push for pharmacist involvement in ACOs.
•MTM moving from a required program in Medicare to an optional program for commercial populations.
•Continued focus on pharmacists and distribution of vaccines.
•The correlation between adherence and medical cost savings and ongoing focus on adherence as a critical issue. (see also post on 15 Things You Should Know About Medication Non-Adherence)
•The increasingly public (or legislative) debates about the value of pharmacy and how and where to capture value.
Direct download: PTR_Pharmacy_Podcast_Episode_25_George_Van_Antwerp_and_Silverlink_Communications.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:25pm EDT
Fri, 8 July 2011
The Roadshow is a grassroots customer service campaign that will take RMS’ Vice President of Operations, Chris Gage, around the country for the next 2 years in her RV to personally meet our customers. The goal is to ensure we truly hear, understand and address their needs.
While technology has improved our lives and businesses in many ways, it has also created communication barriers. Anyone who uses email has probably experienced a situation where their words were misunderstood or their messages went unread. The Roadshow pays tribute to “old school” service where nothing could replace actually standing inside the walls of your customer’s business, having a face to face conversation and then shaking hands until next time.
To be recognized as the industry-leading information technologies provider in the markets we serve by:
Direct download: PTR_Pharmacy_Podcast_Episode_24_On_The_Road_with_Chris_Gage_RMS_Pharmacy_POS.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT
Mon, 20 June 2011
The Pharmacy Technology Summit, hosted by ASCP, in conjunction with Pharmacy Technology Resource, Inc, is about delivering a specialized meeting which will precede the 2011 ASCP Annual Conference and Exhibition as a separate and distinct education / collaboration during the conference. The ASCP Technology Summit will be comprised of several key subject matter experts on the topic of technology today and how to best leverage these technologies in the competitive landscape of institutional pharmacy business.
PERSONNEL TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS: Attendees will understand the importance of Personnel Technology Solutions and leveraging modern technologies to better organize and direct their teams.
PHARMACY SECURITY & NETWORKMANAGEMENT (PHYSICAL & IT) Management are subjected to the current external and internal crime statistics on pharmacy operations / businesses. The subject matter reviews the modern technologies in place to prevent and lessen the impact on the pharmacy business of employee theft, external breakins, mis-management of security policies and procedures, and the teeth of HIPAA.
PHARMACY INTELLIGENCE /DATAMINING & DATA ANALYTICS Attendees will learn and understand the power of their business data and the fundamental educational data available to them for strategic decisions about their inventory and buying patterns; cost per script completed through their internal workflow processes; compliancy tracking; and missed revenue opportunities.
For more information on attending or exhibiting at this event, please contact ASCP - Tony Manigross at 703-739-1316 X155 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Direct download: PTR_Pharmacy_Podcast_Episode_23_ASCP_Tech_Summit_w_Shelly_Spiro.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 2:11pm EDT