Specialty Pharmacy

Emerging NCPDP Standard Enhancements to Improve Speed to Therapy for Specialty Medications

By Pooja Babbrah, Practice Lead, PBM Services Specialty medications are changing health care, providing life-saving treatment options for patients with rare and chronic conditions.  Patients, however, often face big hurdles …

Efforts to Automate Specialty Pharmacy Will Accelerate in 2019

By Tony Schueth, CEO and Managing Partner Specialty medications are high-cost, complex drugs with special handling and delivery requirements. They are primarily used to treat rare or chronic conditions. Retail …

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 …

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 …

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 …

How Will I-STOP Affect Specialty Prescribing?

By Tony Schueth New York’s I-STOP (Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing Act) went into effect on March 27.  The law requires that New York physicians use electronic prescribing (ePrescribing) for …