Med Sync 101
by Whitney Hanson, PharmD – Pharmacy Operations Consultant
Medication Synchronization, conceptualized in 2006, works around a concept known as the Appointment-Based Model (ABM). As opposed to filling prescriptions when a patient requests them, a pharmacy is able to utilize the ABM by aligning all fills of maintenance medications to an “anchor date” and scheduling an appointment with the patient to pick up their medications. During this appointment, the patient can be offered additional clinical services, such as vaccination opportunities, medication therapy management, or targeted medication review.
Medication synchronization improves the convenience of dispensing medications for patients, resulting in fewer trips to the pharmacy every month. With slight workflow adjustments, the pharmacy will no longer need to field as many phone calls for refills or provide as much clerk coverage at the register due to consolidated prescription pick-up. Medication synchronization programs benefit the pharmacy by improving patient adherence to maintenance medications, thus increasing revenue, improving patient satisfaction and positively influencing disease state management, and increasing CMS 5-Star Scores. Recent studies have been completed showing that patients enrolled in a medication synchronization program average 100 extra days of coverage per maintenance medication per year.
FDS’ eNGAGE service offers leading-edge med sync features that are not only fast and intuitive, they are easy to use and affordable. eNGAGE can help make your medication synchronization program easier to manage and more profitable. Learn more!
American Pharmacies Partners with FDS to Provide myDataMart to All Members
APrx Providing Members Powerful Data Analytics to Help Drive Performance & Boost Rx Revenue
Source: American Pharmacies
American Pharmacies (APRx) announced that it has partnered with FDS, Inc. to provide myDataMart’s powerful data analytics to all of its member pharmacies at no charge.”This is a one-of-a-kind business tool that our members can use to improve their performance and profitability,” APRx President Mike Gohlke said.
Beginning in March, FDS will host weekly training webinars for all enrolled APRx pharmacies.
AmerisourceBergen Unveils Suite of Enhanced Capabilities for Independent Pharmacies at ThoughtSpot 2015
New Services Designed to Improve Patient Care and Support Fair and Transparent Reimbursement for Pharmacists
LAS VEGAS, July 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — In today’s fast changing healthcare environment, independent pharmacists seek resources that help them drive positive health outcomes, improve profitability and enhance their role as a vital source of patient care in their communities. At ThoughtSpot 2015, Good Neighbor Pharmacy’s annual tradeshow and conference, AmerisourceBergen announced a new set of innovative capabilities that will strengthen its Pharmacy Services Administration Organization and help independent pharmacies endure the industry’s most pressing challenges, including pressure on profit margins, narrowing networks and reimbursement challenges… Continue Reading