How To Work Cooperatively with Pharmacies

How To Work Cooperatively with Pharmacies

Thanks to Medicare incentives (and penalties) electronic orders are pretty much the standard now throughout healthcare. When it comes to patient care, there are often two different healthcare venders at play: physicians and pharmacies (patients involved as the consumer). On the one hand, physicians examine and diagnose a patient, but on the other, pharmacies provide the patient with the necessary medications that are prescribed in order to resolve a specific medical concern (lab technicians and others are also involved in...

Physicians, Pharmacists and Medical Billing

Although a pharmacist’s primary job is to follow prescription instructions as written by a physician and dispense the type and dosage of medication indicated on the prescription, pharmacists will likely be playing a more comprehensive role in the physician-patient relationship in addition to checking for drug interactions, printing labels, and counting out pills. According to an article in Kaiser Health News, North Carolina, New Mexico and California have emerging laws that will eventually permit pharmacists to engage in a broader set of...