Reimbursement

The Pharmacy Times® Reimbursement resource center provides clinical news and articles, information about reimbursement for clinical pharmacy services.

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The Challenges Facing Pharmacy
Walter Wong, PharmD, owner of Green Valley Pharmacy in Rancho Cucamongo, CA speaks to Pharmacy Times about low insurance reimbursement, exclusive contracts, and the increase in insurance processing fees as the current challenges to the pharmacy profession today. 
PUTT: Pharmacists United for Truth and Transparency
Community Pharmacy Consultant Bruce Kneeland talks with independent pharmacy owner Teresa Dickinson, RPh, about the work of Pharmacists United for Truth and Transparency.
The Growing Role of the Pharmacy Tech and Inventory Management
As pharmacists continue to provide more direct patient-centric services, the case for technicians to take on managing pharmacy inventory becomes more reasonable.
Report: Prescription Drug Prices Climb Nearly 26% in 3 Years
In the wake of California’s drug transparency law, an analysis by state health officials on pricing trends found that drug companies raised the whole acquisition cost dramatically for many drugs.
Direct Payment Options for Payers and Patients
Community Pharmacy Consultant Bruce Kneeland talks with independent pharmacy owner Teresa Dickinson, RPh, about clinical services provided at Melrose Pharmacy in Phoenix, Arizona.
Cancer Drug Costs May Not Be Factored Into Reimbursement
Study finds health-related quality of life is often not collected for novel cancer drugs when they are submitted for reimbursement.
Report Finds Prescription Drug Prices Increased by Average of 4.2% in 2017
The new report found that widely used prescription drugs increased by an average of 4.2% in 2017, double the general inflation rate of 2.1%.
The Importance of Financial Counseling Services for Patients With Cancer
As the cost of treating the disease has risen, so too have the direct medical care expenses that patients pay out of pocket, as commercial insurers increasingly shift the burden of paying for treatment to patients through higher premiums, deductibles, and co-pays.
Driving Revenue with Cash Prescriptions
David Pope, PharmD, CDE, and chief innovation officer of OmniSYS, and John King, CEO of OmniSYS, discuss some opportunities to leverage cash prescriptions to drive revenue in the pharmacy. 
Independent Corner: Direct Payment Options for Payers and Patients
Community Pharmacy Consultant Bruce Kneeland and Theresa Dickinson, RPh, owner of Melrose Pharmacy in Phoenix, AZ, discusses direct payment options for payers and patients. 
New Solutions to Pharmacy Reimbursement Concerns
John King, CEO, and David Pope, Chief Innovation Officer, of OmniSYS, discuss how they're tackling reimbursement issues for pharmacies. 
340B Specialists Help Maintain Program Integrity
These techs are key players in navigating the complexities of the compliance requirements and training staff.
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