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ComputerTalk's blog on what we're finding interesting at the intersection of pharmacy management and technology.

[ViewPoints] Performance Networks

Nov, 2016

Humana’s recently released amendment for its Humana Pharmacy Solutions Rx Quality Network for 2017 for Medicare Part D has generated intense scrutiny in the industry. Humana plans on using...

[Catalyst Corner Corner] Addressing the Opioid Abuse Issue

Nov, 2016
by Marsha K. Millonig, R.Ph., M.B.A. It seems that you can’t go a day without seeing or hearing something about the opioid epidemic, whether in trade publications or mainstream media. Now that everyone is paying attention to it, what happens? The...

[ViewPoints] Final AMP Rule: Industry Implications

Oct, 2016

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published the Medicaid Program Covered Outpatient Drugs final rule in the Federal Register on February 1. This publication ended a 10-year regulatory odyssey that...

[Catalyst Corner Corner] Upping Your Game

Oct, 2016
by Marsha K. Millonig, R.Ph., M.B.A.

Pharmacies are now competing on so many fronts — to be in payer networks, to offer additional services, to achieve high-quality metrics to retain patients — it is a challenge to evaluate all of the options and...

The Network

Oct, 2016
Not a social network, but where pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) sign up pharmacies to participate in their network. This network, in my opinion, is the backbone of prescription drug plans. Being able to have access to a large number of...

[Technology Corner] What Technologies Are Employers Asking For?

Oct, 2016

by Bill G. Felkey, M.S. and Brent I. Fox, Pharm.D., Ph.D.

Specializing in information technology has opened the doors for both of us to attend meetings held by every discipline and specialty in healthcare. Bill just returned from a health benefit...

[George's Corner] A Bit of History

Oct, 2016

Rank Your Key Pharmacy Issues for 2017

Oct, 2016

The cover story for our November/December issue will look at the year ahead from the vendor’s perspective. We've pulled one question from that survey and we'd like to see what pharmacists, pharmacy owners, and pharmacy managers think as well.

Thinking Outside the Box: Smart Inventory Purchasing

Oct, 2016

July/August 2016 Feature

Smart Business – Getting the Most out of New Services in your Pharmacy

A case study of Citrus Pharmacy’s decision to use PharmSaver

How Phillips Health Mart Pharmacy Is Bringing Compliance Packaging to Retail

Sep, 2016

July/August 2016 The Back Page

Wayne MacArdy, R.Ph., is co-owner and managing pharmacist of Phillips Health Mart Pharmacy, which is in its 70th year serving the people in and around Mauston, Wis. Earlier this year, MacArdy made the decision to...

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