POCP Blog

NCPDP To Consider Formation of Specialty Pharmacy Work Group

  By Pooja Babbrah, Practice Lead, PBM Services The move to automate and standardize specialty pharmacy transactions could take a big and necessary step forward if a new Specialty Pharmacy …

New Benefit Check Solution Could Revolutionize e-Prescribing

By Michael Burger, Practice Lead, EHRs and EDI CoverMyMeds recently announced a new product, RxBenefit Clarity (RxBC), in conjunction with RelayHealth Pharmacy Solutions. Both companies are part of McKesson Rx …

What is TEFCA?

By Tony Schueth The 21st Century Cures Act contains a number of requirements aimed at improving interoperability in health care and information exchange. However, there is one that may have …

Opportunities to Accelerate Automating Enrollment for Specialty Prescriptions

By Jocelyn Keegan, Senior Consultant Millions of patients require expensive specialty medications. Before these prescriptions are filled, patients undergo the complex paper-phone-fax processes for enrollment using a specialty pharmacy or …

e-Prescribing Showing Return on Investment for Diabetes Care

by Michael Burger, Senior Consultant As electronic prescribing (e-Prescribing) rolled out over the last decade, some stakeholders were concerned with whether the expenditures were justified and would realize a return …

New POCP Report Examines How States are Addressing Opioid Prescribing, A Root Cause of the Epidemic

By Tony Schueth A first-of-its kind report that details how states are fighting the opioid crisis at the prescription level has been developed by Point of Care Partners (POCP). Unlike …

Combining Health Insurers and Pharmacy Benefit Managers: Bringing Down the Information Silos

By Michael Solomon, PhD, MBA Big moves by market-leading commercial payers signal sweeping transformative change is underway for health insurers and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). This change has the potential …

Why the Focus on Medication Noncompliance?

By Tony Schueth Addressing medication noncompliance is one of the trends we will be seeing in 2018. To be sure, medication noncompliance is a long-standing issue. We have known for …

Enhancing Today’s Health IT to Stem the Tide of Opioid Abuse

By Michael Burger, Senior Consultant I read with interest Joel White’s Op-Ed piece entitled Leverage the Power of Health IT to Stem the Tide of Opioid Abuse. One statement stood …

Five Ways the Opioid Epidemic Impacts Electronic Health Records

By Connie Sinclair, Director, Regulatory Resource Center Lawmakers are reacting to America’s opioid epidemic by creating new mandates that will affect electronic health records (EHRs). Compliance will create many challenges …