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.

Mega Rule and Antibiotic Stewardship for Pharmacies

Mega Rule and Antibiotic Stewardship for Pharmacies

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. 

SoftWriters' New Extended Service Hours

SoftWriters' New Extended Service Hours

Starting April 3rd, 2017 our new hours of standard operation will be 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST.

After hours support will continue to be available until midnight Monday through Friday and emergency support will still be available 24/7/365.

6 Ways FrameworkECM™ Helps to Ease The Burden of Audits

6 Ways FrameworkECM™ Helps to Ease The Burden of Audits

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.