Author: Tony Schueth

10 Most-Read of 2019

  In 2019, POCP covered a broad range of health IT topics, from ePrescribing optimization to artificial intelligence in our newsletter, blogs and reports. Helping our readers and valued clients …

Health IT Will Help Achieve the Value in Value-Based Care in 2019

By Tony Schueth, CEO & Managing Partner How we pay for health care is undergoing a disruptive, fundamental shift. We rapidly are moving away from the traditional fee-for-service, pay-for-volume approach …

Efforts to Automate Specialty Pharmacy Will Accelerate in 2019

By Tony Schueth, CEO and Managing Partner Specialty medications are high-cost, complex drugs with special handling and delivery requirements. They are primarily used to treat rare or chronic conditions. Retail …

Electronic Prior Authorization On the Radar to Improve Medication Access

by Tony Schueth, CEO & Managing Partner A growing number of medications require prior authorization (PA) before they can be dispensed. This is a concern among providers, who are very …

Feds’ Year-End Guidance Will Affect Electronic Prescribing and EHRs

By Tony Schueth, CEO and Managing Partner The world of health IT was buzzing this week in the wake of a massive rule drop by the Office of the National …

POCP Responds to Proposed Regulation Requiring Adoption of Real-Time Pharmacy Benefit Check by Medicare Part D

By Tony Schueth, CEO and Managing Partner Medicare Part D could adopt the Real-Time Pharmacy Benefit Check (RTPBC) beginning as early as January 1, 2020. That is what’s proposed in …

Opioid Law Creates Mandates for ePrescribing under Medicare Part D

Editor’s Note: The article below summarizes the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act” (aka HR6 and Public Law 115-271). In June 2019, CMS proposed a new transaction standard for the Medicare Prescription …

ePrescribing: Progress and Opportunities

ePrescribing industry veteran, Anthony (Tony) Schueth, looks at how far we’ve come with ePrescribing and how this vital healthcare transaction continues to improve healthcare efficiency through value-added transactions. From it’s …

Opportunities to Improve Drug Price Transparency at the Point of Prescribing

By Tony Schueth, CEO and Managing Partner A new revolution is coming to the point of care. It leverages electronic prescribing (ePrescribing) to provide accurate, patient-specific information on medication prices and …

Drug Price Transparency: Drivers at the Point of Prescribing

By Tony Schueth, CEO and Managing Partner The high cost of prescription drugs is a pain point for payers, prescribers and patients alike. Patients often experience sticker shock when they …