Long-Term Care Pharmacies Making a Difference in Their Communities

Long-Term Care Pharmacies Making a Difference in Their Communities

We comment frequently that we have the most incredible customers, and over the years you’ve shared some of the really amazing ways you all are going above and beyond to impact your communities. See how FrameworkLTC’s customers are making a difference in the lives of both their patients, and their communities, each and every day.

Top 5 Trends in Long-Term Care Healthcare

Top 5 Trends in Long-Term Care Healthcare

During this year’s 11th Annual FrameworkLTC User Conference we were fortunate enough to host an awe-inspiring line up of keynote speakers. One standout presenter, Paul Baldwin, a veteran healthcare policy and government relations executive, shared some key insights on the trends long-term care pharmacies should be thinking about now to ensure their business is prepared for the future. Here is a recap of the top five trends in LTC Healthcare from Paul’s talk:

Opinion Piece: Long Term Care Pharmacy Perspective on the Oklahoma Prescription Monitoring Program reporting requirement for DSP24 - Treatment Type

Opinion Piece: Long Term Care Pharmacy Perspective on the Oklahoma Prescription Monitoring Program reporting requirement for DSP24 - Treatment Type

The Oklahoma Prescription Monitoring Program reporting requirements changed recently, affecting several fields of the ASAP 4.2a software format. This change includes the mandatory reporting of the ASAP 4.2a field of DSP24 – Treatment Type, which has changed from “Situational” to “Required”.

While this particular change is for Oklahoma, many states are utilizing DSP24, so we’d like to provide an overview of this field and how to utilize it within FrameworkLTC.

FrameworkLTC Renews Certification with E-Prescribing Solutions Provider, Surescripts

SoftWriters is pleased to share that we’ve successfully completed the Surescripts certification process for FrameworkLTC, officially renewing our certification effective August, 27th, 2019. This significant achievement validates that FrameworkLTC is able to successfully send and receive electronic messages in accordance with the NCPDP 2017071 SCRIPT protocol, industry standards, along with providing open source choice for medication selection and dispensing location.

Opinion Piece: EPA’s Final Rule on Management of Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals

Opinion Piece: EPA’s Final Rule on Management of Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals

A recent article in Drug Topics discussed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s new rule for disposing of hazardous pharmaceutical waste. Some of our customers have contacted SoftWriters about our point of view on this rule, inspiring us to dig deeper into this topic. In this article, we’ll break down some of the most important features of the rule and share our perspective on some key items that long term care pharmacies should keep in mind.  

How RxPertise Can Improve Patient Care and Reimbursement in the Changing LTC Pharmacy Landscape

How RxPertise Can Improve Patient Care and Reimbursement in the Changing LTC Pharmacy Landscape

With changes brought about by the CMS Final Rule and the impending changes being introduced with the new CMS case-mix classification model, the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM), set to go into effect October 1, 2019, the role of the consultant clinical pharmacist in the LTC setting is becoming even more critical in optimizing patient outcomes, ensuring regulatory compliance, and obtaining reimbursement.

11th Annual FrameworkLTC User Conference: Breakout Sessions!

Calling all FrameworkLTC Users! We are looking forward to another great conference this September 17-19 at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas.

 
 

We are putting the finishing touches on the action-packed agenda and it is a conference you will not want to miss! Attendees will experience more breakout sessions than ever before; here is a sneak peak at some of the session topics:

  • Best Practice breakout sessions co-presented by FrameworkLTC users and members of our Customer Success team will include hot topics such as perpetual inventory, unit dose composite, Sage, prospective billing, FrameworkECM, and FrameworkPOD!

  • Clinical breakout sessions will highlight upcoming regulations, like NCPDP SCRIPT 2017071, USP<800>, PDMP, and more, plus a legislative update from MHA's Michelle Templin, and an RxPertise session with our very own Jay Loeper!

  • Back by popular demand, our technical track will again cover database optimization, plus deployment strategies and two roundtable sessions where we'll be looking for your input!

  • Bring your questions and notes to a 45-minute one-on-one session with our Customer Success team, where we can train or consult on the functionality or topic of your choice!

Register for the conference, learn more about our keynote speaker, and book your hotel room via the conference website.

Technology Storytellers at Pittsburgh TechFest 2019

This year’s focus was on encouraging the tech folks to tell a story of their journey of building innovative software solutions using all technology options at hand to solve real life problems. Listening to these stories was an amazing experience.

Some noteworthy topics that I personally liked were related to journey towards cloud architecture by moving from On premise to Cloud based solution, machine learning platform, improving quality by test automation and benefits of agile software development.

Windows 7 and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2

FrameworkLTC suite of products (including RxPertise) require two Microsoft products for its functionality - a Windows operating system environment and Microsoft SQL Server as its database engine. Within the next several months, Microsoft will be ending support for two popular versions of these products: Windows 7 and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2.