Pharmacy Commentary

Pharmacy Self-Audits: Preventing PBMs From Taking Back Monies

How do you prevent a PBM auditor from clawing back monies? Pharmacies deal with the threat of PBMs clawing back money daily.  Fortunately, many audits resulting in the clawback of monies can be prevented by proactive activities, training, and overall employee understanding.  These activities start before the prescription is filled and dispensed and continue after the patient walks out the door. These activities mean more work, but it is work that you and your employees need to be considering as…

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The Unsung Role of the Pharmacist in Patient Health

Are people relying too much on the traditional doctor/patient interaction? We know many people end up with a risky pileup of prescribed medications. Many efforts have been made, with varied success, to correct this problem. Yet we’ve usually focused on physician behavior, when there’s another powerful lever: pharmacists. They not only provide prescription drugs and refills but also play an important role in several aspects of healthcare, which is why pharmacists are so needed. Moreover, they come into closer and more frequent physical…

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Why Choose Independents Over Chains

4 Reasons to Support Independent Pharmacies We know there is a need to continue to support small independently owned businesses. Did you know that for every $100 you spend at a locally owned and operated business almost $96 goes back into the local economy? Aside from the obvious financial reasons to back support a small independent business, when we are talking about an independent community pharmacy, the stakes are even higher. The reasons why an independent is better than a…

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