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Beyond the AI Hype: Practical Applications to Augment Medication Management Decisions (Part 2)

By Michael Solomon, Ph.D., MBA This is the second of a three-part series on AI applications to support prescription drug prescribing and therapy Amidst the uncertainty of healthcare policy and …

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 …

Da Vinci Project Poised for Accelerated Growth in Second Year

By Jocelyn Keegan, Point-of-Care Partners Payer Practice Lead and Da Vinci Program Manager As 2018 draws to a close, the future is bright for the Da Vinci Project. Da Vinci …

P2 FHIR Task Force and Da Vinci Project Highlighted at ONC Conference

By Jocelyn Keegan, Payer Practice Lead Recently, I had the opportunity to attend and speak at the annual meeting of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology …

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 …