POCP Blog

Kicking Back the Anti-Kickback Rules for Patient Data Sharing?

By Michael Burger, Practice Lead, EHRs and EDI The government anti-kickback statute, aka the Stark legislation, prohibits physician ownership and involvement in certain kinds of healthcare activities. It’s long been …

Beyond the Hype: Real Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Medication Management – Part 1

By Michael Solomon, PhD, MBA, Practice Lead, eCare Management With billions of dollars flowing into artificial intelligence (AI) technology for healthcare, it’s no surprise that AI is rising to the …

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 …

Regulations and EHRs: All Pain and No Gain?

By Michael Burger, EDI and EHR Practice Lead I recently read a summary of a Capitol Hill hearing that focused on the impact of healthcare’s administrative burden on costs and …

The Time is Right for Canada to Incorporate a Naming Convention for Biologics and Biosimilars into its Emerging ePrescribing Infrastructure

By Pooja Babbrah, Senior Consultant In January 2017, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released the Final Rule for Biosimilar Naming. In this final rule, the FDA spelled out the …

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 …

EHR Vendors: Are You Ready for Standards Changes Coming Soon to ePrescribing?

By Michael Burger, EHR and EDI Practice Lead We’ve seen a flurry of regulatory activity lately from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Among all the requirements, three …

State and Federal Regulations Continue to Target the Opioid Epidemic and Part D Prescribing

By Keith Fisher, R.Ph. and Michelle Soble, R.Ph. Co-Leads, POCP Regulatory Resource Center Opioid overdoses increased 30 percent from July 2016 through September 2017 in 52 areas in 45 states.¹ In …

New NCPDP Specialty Pharmacy Workgroup to Meet on August 3

By Pooja Babbrah, Practice Lead, PBM Services NCPDP’s newly formed Work Group 18 on Specialty Pharmacy will hold its first meeting on August 3, 2018, in St. Louis. This is …