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.
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.
LIVE Webinar! Join SoftWriters’ in-house NCPDP SCRIPT V2017071 Certified Expert Mark Fulton as he explains what the NCPDP SCRIPT V2017071 Standard Implementation Challenge means for LTC pharmacies and the best ways to deal with this daunting change.
We are pleased and proud to announce that Mark Fulton, Clinical Product Manager at SoftWriters, has successfully received SCRIPT V2017071 certification. Mark is now one of the few industry experts who has achieved this distinction with flying colors.
While an extension has been placed around the enforcement remedies for certain Phase 2 Mega Rule and Antibiotic Stewardship requirements from CMS [Nov 2019], it is still necessary to be working towards compliance on these items.
Phase 2 of the Reform of Requirements for LTC Facilities outlines requirements that facilities must meet in order to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs as of November 28, 2017. These requirements are aimed at improving the quality of health care and patient safety. Here are the three areas you need to be working towards as a pharmacy servicing Medicare/Medicaid facilities.
Audits are costly and happening at an increased rate. They commonly occur 12x’s or more each year, requiring your team to spend countless hours sorting through and organizing paperwork. Costs skyrocket when one singular piece of documentation is missing. With FrameworkECM content management solution, one staff member could respond to an entire audit in a matter of hours.