POCP Blog

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 …

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 …