Pharmacy Consulting

Pharmacy Healthcare Solutions Inc. (PHSI) consults with pharmaceutical manufacturers, PBMs, retail pharmacy chains, and software companies on strategic business and marketing issues. Consulting projects across these market segments provide PHSI with the latest information on emerging trends as well as new products and services. Our consultants have extensive retail, mail service and managed care experience to create actionable recommendations for our clients’ challenging business issues.

News & Events

Formulary Exclusion Lists for 2019

CVS Health, Express Scripts (ESI), and Optum Rx have published their formulary exclusion lists for 2019.  When comparing the number of new exclusions, PHSI has found slight variances between what PBMs announce, what outside entities report, and what PHSI research uncovers.  Numbers can vary based on whether multiple formulations of the same drug are counted Read More →

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist September/October 2018

PHSI Consultants Melissa Krause and Ann Johnson contributed to the September/October 2018 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. In their Viewpoints article, Melissa and Ann discuss the impact of drug product listings in the drug compendia to various stakeholders. Click here to read Melissa and Ann’s article entitled “Importance of Correct Data in Health IT”. Read More →

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist July/August 2018

PHSI President Tim Kosty contributed to the July/August 2018 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. In his Viewpoints article, Tim discusses the impact of the 21st Century Cures Act on electronically shared health information and the technology necessary to establish an interoperable system. Click here to read Tim’s article entitled “Interoperability, FHIR, and Blockchain”. You Read More →

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Small Businesses Can Make a Large Impact

As Small Business Saturday quickly approaches, it is important to support the small businesses inside our communities.  When I think of small businesses, what normally comes to my mind are local coffee shops, restaurants, and bakeries.  I don’t normally think of pharmacies, but independent pharmacies are a very important small business to consider supporting, not Read More →

Pharmacist eCare Plans: The Care Plan of the Future?

Pharmacist eCare Plans are one specific type of electronic care plan designed to allow pharmacists and other health care providers to collaborate and individualize treatment for each patient. The Pharmacist eCare plan follows the Joint Commission of Pharmacy Practitioners (JCPP) patient care process of collect, assess, plan, implement, and follow up: monitor and evaluate. Some Read More →

E-Prescribing Preferred Name (EPN)

The National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) SCRIPT standard version 10.6 is the approved format currently used for electronic communications between prescribers and pharmacies.  The drug name is one attribute included in the information transmitted between these entities.  Surescripts recently published guidance describing their preferred format for the drug name to be included in Read More →