Over the past four years, CMS has been transitioning from HICN to a new member number called the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI). Starting on January 1, all claims submitted to Medicare will require a MBI for claim reimbursement, even if the date of service is prior to January 1. Claims sent without a MBI will be rejected.
We begin a pilot program in Augusta, GA with a local pharmacy and a local food bank with goal of making a positive impact on food insecurity in the region. Through this collaboration, the program addressed both physiological and safety needs. By alleviating food insecurities for patients, we can help to improve their overall health and prevent patients from having to choose between buying their food or buying their medication.
John King, CEO, and David Pope, Chief Innovation Officer, discuss how OmniSYS is tackling reimbursement issues for pharmacies. This video was filmed by Pharmacy Times at the 2019 NACDS Total Store Expo.
Community pharmacists play a prominent role in communities nationwide. There are over 62,000 community pharmacy locations nationwide serving as the “front door” to our profession. Nearly all Americans (89%) live within 5 miles of a community pharmacy, making community pharmacies the most readily available access point for health care in the United States.1 For nearly 20 years, […]
“Immunizations are one of the biggest revenue growth opportunities for pharmacies, and learning to successfully navigate the world of vaccine billing can bring tremendous value to a business.” Read More
There is one public health initiative in particular where I believe forward-thinking pharmacies can leverage patient relationships and access to make a significant impact: adult immunization rates… Most adults know they need an annual flu shot. But what about the two-dose pneumococcal vaccine regimen? Or the new shingles vaccination? A significant opportunity exists to educate […]
“Community pharmacy has long been a crucial point of care, providing not just medications, but also ready and broad access for patients to answers while supporting physicians’ practices by taking work out of their offices. Here we’ll learn about the current state of opportunity at the point of care in two areas: immunizations and CLIA […]
Every year, millions of adults are hospitalized and thousands of adults die from vaccine-preventable diseases. Improving immunization rates is a critical public health issue, and it begins with helping patients understand which vaccinations they need in order to be immunized from life-threatening diseases. The pharmacy is a logical setting for educating patients on recommended vaccines and […]
CT: Where do you see pharmacy owners putting their technology investment dollars in 2018? John King: 2018 will continue to see pharmacies invest in technology which helps them better engage patients, compete on value and differentiate their brands. CT: What existing technology do you think pharmacist should use more in 2018? King: Smart clinical alerts are an emerging […]
Smart clinical messaging has emerged as a promising technology to facilitate the time-sensitive and accuracy-dependent process of determining vaccine eligibility in the pharmacy…The result is patient- and vaccine-specific alerts that manifest in the pharmacist’s existing workflow in real-time, allowing vaccination opportunities to be addressed at the point of service. Although providing immunizations is still a […]