5 Ways COVID-19 is Impacting Independent Pharmacy

May 26, 2020 6:45:49 AM | COVID-19

COVID-19 has brought about many changes, most of them negative. However, for independent pharmacists, there is a real opportunity to serve patients during this time. The changes brought about by COVID-19 are shining a light on the importance of pharmacists as part of the healthcare continuum and opening doors for independent pharmacists to expand their care activities. The long-term impacts of the coronavirus pandemic are yet unknown, but here are five ways COVID-19 is already impacting independent pharmacy.

 

Expanding Role of Today’s Pharmacist in the Rapidly Evolving Healthcare Continuum

May 15, 2020 1:45:00 PM | independent pharmacy, COVID-19

Pharmacists today do much more than dispense drugs. As the pharmacist’s role expands, independent pharmacists have become a key part of a patient’s care team. Regular touchpoints and personalized service enable community pharmacists to make a considerable impact in patient outcomes as an integral part of a patient’s healthcare network. This evolution has never been clearer than it is during the COVID-19 pandemic, as community pharmacists stand on the frontlines of the healthcare continuum.

New Guidelines for Pharmacy COVID-19 Testing and Billing from CMS

May 12, 2020 3:40:47 PM | independent pharmacy, COVID-19, Medicare

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that Medicare pharmacies can temporarily enroll as independent clinical diagnostic laboratories. The announcement, released on May 7, 2020, enables pharmacies that are enrolled in Medicare to test for COVID-19 and bill through Medicare. For independent pharmacies interested in conducting COVID-19 testing, this announcement comes as a welcome update.

It's Time for Nonstop Consumer Drug Take-Back

May 7, 2019 3:14:00 PM | Opioid Crisis, drug take back

On April 27, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) held its 15th National Consumer Drug Take-Back Day. The event was well publicized and  enabled the safe and secure disposal of millions of pounds of expired and unneeded prescription medications. On that same day, data indicates that 192 Americans died from drug overdoses.

3 Things You Should Be Doing to Fight DIR Fees

“Congratulations, you made a $5 dollar profit on this prescription. Oh wait… I’m going to have to take $4 of that back for various fees. Congratulations, you made a $1 dollar profit on this prescription.”

4 Ways to Overcome Pharmacy Growth Challenges

 

With more big-name players entering the game every day, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for independent pharmacies to survive in today’s market, let alone grow their business. What’s an independent like yourself to do?

Computer-Rx and Rx30 Partner with Script Management Partners (SMP) for Immunization Reporting

Feb 20, 2018 1:30:00 PM | Industry News

Through an Exclusive Partnership with SMP, Computer-Rx and Rx30 Offer Community Pharmacies Automated Immunization Reporting to IIS Registries.

 

Safeguard Your Data When Disaster Strikes

Oct 31, 2017 2:07:00 PM | Industry News

With storms and other disasters occurring more frequently, it is important to have an offsite backup of your pharmacy data. Buildings, computers and inventory can be replaced, but your most valuable asset, your data, cannot... unless you have a backup.

Hurricane and Disaster Preparedness

Sep 7, 2017 12:06:00 PM |

Pharmacy Disaster Recovery Plan?  As we are all witnessing over the past couple of weeks, extreme weather can have a potentially devastating effect on our lives…and our livelihood!  A crucial part of your pharmacy’s livelihood is your pharmacy management system’s data! Have you taken the necessary steps to protect your data in case of such a disaster? 

Rx30 and Creative Pharmacist Partner to Boost Care Coordination in Community Pharmacy

Aug 4, 2017 2:03:00 PM | Industry News

As a Creative Pharmacist Preferred Partner, Rx30 Will Use the STRAND® eCare Platform to Help Pharmacies Deliver More Efficient Clinical Services. Creative Pharmacist and Rx30 are proud to announce the launch of their partnership to provide the Pharmacist eCare Plan to Rx30 pharmacies through the STRAND platform.