POCP Blog

Opioid Management and Electronic Prior Authorization Among Key State and Federal Legislative Initiatives

By Keith Fisher, R.Ph. Co-lead of the Regulatory Resource Center It’s been a busy legislative spring in the world of electronic prescribing (ePrescribing) at both the federal and state levels. …

Medicare Announces New Requirements Affecting EHRs

 By Michael Burger, Practice Lead, EHRs and EDI Heads up, electronic health record (EHR) vendors. Medicare has proposed big changes for fiscal year 2019. Many will affect how EHRS …

Part 2: Combining Health Insurers and Pharmacy Benefit Managers: Bringing Down the Information Silos

By Michael Solomon, PhD, MBA, Practice Lead, eCare Management The unprecedented restructuring of the U.S. payer market continues, with three more announcements of payers moving to vertically integrate with pharmacy …

ePrescribing Impact: Medicare Part D Migration to NCPDP SCRIPT version 201701

By Michael Burger, Practice Lead, EHRs and EDI Medicare Part D will officially adopt NCPDP SCRIPT version 201701 for electronic prescribing (ePrescribing) on January 1, 2020 and will simultaneously retire …

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 …