In May 2017, Santa Monica Pharmacy and Medical Supplies of Baltimore, MD, opened its doors, fulfilling a lifelong goal of owner Aloysius C. Ibe, Dr.PH, R.Ph. Ibe remembers his childhood fascination when visiting a chemist with his mother in Nigeria, watching him mix a cough or fever preparation for them.
NCPA Past President Sal D’Angelo was credited with the expression, “Get into politics or get out of pharmacy.” That was nearly 50 years ago when the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) held its first legislative conference − one of the first such events in the profession. Even though times have changed, the importance of that message for pharmacy owners has not.
Excellence is a strong word. So, if you use it, you better be able to back it up. Kevin Welch, president of Integra® LTC Solutions, and Saul Factor, president of QS/1, are more than comfortable using this adjective when it comes to the customer-driven strategic realignment of PrimeCare®.
On December 18, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster issued two executive orders regarding the opioid epidemic. As one result, by March 1, the organization that provides insurance for the state’s public employees will voluntarily adopt a five-day limitation on initial opioid prescriptions for acute and post-operative needs.
As of Monday, January 1, 2018, prescribers in Nevada must begin their controlled substance reporting in ASAP 4.2A format. You can find the specifications for 4.2A reporting on page 4 of the Nevada Data Submission Dispenser Guide, under the heading "Upload Specifications."
As of Friday, December 29, 2017, prescribers in Ohio must include the first four alphanumeric characters (e.g., M16.5) of the diagnosis code (ICD-10), or the full procedure code (Current Dental Terminology - CDT), on all opioid prescriptions, which will then be entered by pharmacies into OARRS (Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System).
Effective January 1, 2018, the Nebraska Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) requires that all prescriptions be reported. You can find reporting requirements in the Nebraska Dispenser's Implementation Guide (version 3.6).
To allow sufficient time for pharmacies to make the changes necessary to submit prescription information in ASAP 4.2A format, Oregon's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) will continue to accept submissions using ASAP 4.1 and 4.2 until January 1, 2018.
Leveraging Technology for Pharmacy Success: Five Steps to Increase Revenue, Decrease Costs and Improve Outcomes
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 75 percent of physician office visits involve drug therapy, and more than 50 percent of Americans are on at least one prescription medicine, making pharmacies a key element in a patient’s care plan.
QS/1 is more than just your pharmacy management software vendor – we are a part of your team. And as your team member, we want to ensure you are aware of everything our software and services have to offer so you can get the most out of your pharmacy management system.