POCP Blog

Urgent Need for Real-Time Pharmacy Benefit Check Confirmed in Senate Committee Hearings

By Pooja Babbrah, PBM Services Practice Lead In mid-March, I was invited to testify in front of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging at a hearing they held focused …

Health IT Will Help Achieve the Value in Value-Based Care in 2019

By Tony Schueth, CEO & Managing Partner How we pay for health care is undergoing a disruptive, fundamental shift. We rapidly are moving away from the traditional fee-for-service, pay-for-volume approach …

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 …

Electronic Prior Authorization On the Radar to Improve Medication Access

by Tony Schueth, CEO & Managing Partner A growing number of medications require prior authorization (PA) before they can be dispensed. This is a concern among providers, who are very …

Feds’ Year-End Guidance Will Affect Electronic Prescribing and EHRs

By Tony Schueth, CEO and Managing Partner The world of health IT was buzzing this week in the wake of a massive rule drop by the Office of the National …

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

By Tony Schueth, CEO and Managing Partner Changes are coming to electronic prescribing (ePrescribing) under Medicare Part D, as part of sweeping new legislation concerning the opioid epidemic that was …

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 …