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2013-12-12 12:27:12

Survey of Specialists Stirs Safety Concerns of "Any Willing Specialty Pharmacy" Mandates WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new national survey released today by the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) finds physicians are highly satisfied with their specialty pharmacies, but are skeptical that most drugstores have the "expertise and capability" to provide the same medications to patients. Only 5 percent believe "all" drugstores are qualified to do so,...

2013-12-09 12:27:44

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Medicare prescription drug plans (PDPs) using preferred pharmacy networks have lower average premiums and the same or better average quality ratings as plans without preferred networks, according to a new analysis by Avalere Health released today by the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA). The analysis is the first to examine 2014 premiums and star ratings for PDPs with preferred pharmacy networks, which now account for around...

2013-12-04 12:25:18

New Regulations Could Increase Prescription Drug Costs $1.7 Billion WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the Oklahoma drugstore lobby launches new attacks seeking to undermine tools used by pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) to lower prescription drug costs, the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) released a new ad campaign today defending the rights of employers to reduce wasteful pharmacy spending. The ad notes that, employers think: "It's wrong" for the...

2013-11-21 23:28:09

Collaborative Effort Complements Major University Hospital Electronic Health Records Implementation (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 TROY Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in the printing and management of security documents collaborated with Levi, Ray and Shoup, Inc. (“LRS”) to provide a major university hospital in North Carolina with a solution that will yield cost savings in six months. TROY and LRS, a global provider of output management software, installed prescription printing...

2013-11-14 23:23:43

Modern Medical, a Healthcare Solutions company, today announced that e-Prescribing will be available for its workers’ compensation services clients and their claimants. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 Modern Medical, a Healthcare Solutions company, today announced that e-Prescribing will be available for its workers’ compensation services clients and their claimants. Modern Medical’s e-Prescribing program, the first in workers’ compensation; is integrated with the...

2013-11-14 12:27:24

National Center for Policy Analysis Urges Florida Policymakers to Reject Independent Drugstore Lobby Agenda WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While Florida has made strides toward reducing costs in its Medicaid program, the state could save an additional $2.1 billion by modernizing its Medicaid pharmacy program to encourage greater use of preferred pharmacies and other innovative pharmacy benefit management (PBM) tools, a new analysis by the National Center for Policy...

2013-11-12 23:22:19

Patient Advisor Report Card Accessed through E-prescribing Workflow Rockville, MD (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 DrFirst, a pioneer of innovative healthcare software solutions and services, announced today the launch of the Patient Advisor Report Card, a medication adherence alert system accessible through the company’s Patient Advisor℠ Toolbar. Physicians access the Patient Advisor Toolbar via DrFirst’s Rcopia® e-prescribing software, as well as through any EMR/EHR/HIS systems in...

2013-11-05 16:25:49

Multiple Therapeutic Areas See Concrete Change from Post-ACA Implementation, New Webinar from Decision Resources Group Examines Key Developments BURLINGTON, Mass., Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that market access is drastically changing for companies focused on a wide range of specific indications, including schizophrenia, diabetes and prostate cancer. The different...

2013-10-29 23:19:20

Filling prescriptions electronically is one of the demands of IT systems in healthcare and that is fueling cloud computing system purchases, according to “The World Market for Cloud Computing in Healthcare” from Kalorama Information. The global market for cloud computing in healthcare is estimated to reach $3.9 billion for 2013, representing 21.1% growth over the 2012 year, and that storage demands from e-prescribing will create sales opportunities for cloud providers. New York, NY...

2013-10-26 23:01:00

PBMs Will Save Alabama’s Employers $24.7 Billion Over the Next Decade Washington D.C. (PRWEB) October 26, 2013 The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) today launched a new ad campaign in Alabama – “That's What PBMs Do” – to highlight the core value proposition provided by pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). Innovative tools used by PBMs lower prescription drug costs for employers, consumers, and public programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid. “Employers count...