MARKET MINUTE: Three Key Considerations as You Prepare for the COVID-19 Vaccine

As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout progresses, there are three factors to consider now that will help you be successful later as volumes increase: billing, documentation and reporting. Check out this latest update from David Pope, PharmD, CDE and OmniSYS chief innovation officer that will help you continue to prepare your pharmacy to administer the COVID-19 vaccine.

MARKET MINUTE: Understanding COVID-19 Vaccine Billing

As you prepare to provide the COVID-19 vaccine at your pharmacy, it’s important to know that the reimbursement pathway looks different compared to the other vaccines you provide today. Check out this short video that outlines these differences and shares what your pharmacy needs to know as you prepare to administer the COVID-19 vaccine.

Every season is immunization season now. How can you maximize your patient experience?

With the COVID-19 vaccine rollout ramping up right as immunization season would normally be ending, the concept of an immunization season is a thing of the past. Delivering a great immunization experience for patients will position your pharmacy a preferred designation for preventative and primary care, even after the pandemic. So how can you make your immunization experience awesome?

Are you at risk of losing customers to a competitor during Medicare annual enrollment?

As the number of Medicare beneficiaries increases, so does the importance of streamlining the process of helping them with plan selection. Imagine getting a list of curated plans that save your patients money and keep them in-network with a single click, instead 13 different clicks (the average for users on Medicare Plan Finder) to get similar information.

What Technology is Needed for Pharmacists to Achieve Provider Status?

Pharmacists need solutions in place that help them understand their patients holistically, they need tools that help them efficiently and accurately document clinical encounters, and finally, they need technology that understands the language and practice of ICD-10 and CPT coding so that they can submit medical claims. Said more plainly, pharmacies will need a billing-enabled electronic health record (EHR).