Pharmacy Consulting

Pharmacy Healthcare Solutions LLC (PHSL) consults with pharmaceutical manufacturers, PBMs, pharmacies (retail, specialty, mail service, LTC, and hospital outpatient), and technology companies on strategic business and marketing issues. Consulting projects across these market segments provide PHSL 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.

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Ann Johnson to Present at ASAP 2021 Virtual Midyear Conference

PHSL President Ann Johnson will be presenting at the American Society for Automation in Pharmacy (ASAP) 2021 Virtual Midyear Conference taking place on July 22 – 23. Ann will review the basics of the 340B drug program and the role of third-party administrators (TPAs) and accumulator software in managing 340B Program requirements for covered entities Read More →

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist May/June 2021

PHSL Vice President Melissa Krause and Senior Consultant Patricia Milazzo contributed to the May/June 2021 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. In their Viewpoints article, Melissa and Patty discuss opportunities for pharmacists to leverage their role in the COVID-19 pandemic response in order to expand and be reimbursed for clinical services. Click here to read Read More →

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist January/February 2021

PHSL President Ann Johnson and Co-founder Tim Kosty contributed to the January/February 2021 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. In their Viewpoints article, Ann and Tim discuss the operational challenges of COVID-19 vaccine administration likely to be encountered, including patient acceptance, distribution challenges, administration reimbursement, billing guidance, and NDC code differences for EUA and commercial Read More →

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Pharmacy direct and indirect remuneration fees not included in point-of-sale ‘negotiated rates,’ known as DIR pharmacy fees, have continued to rise at an unprecedented pace. This growth has impacted patient healthcare costs and the profitability of small business community pharmacies for many years. According to CMS, DIR fees applied against pharmacies involved in Medicare Part Read More →

COVID-19 Vaccine Administration

On January 31, 2020, the secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), one of the agencies leading the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, declared a public health emergency for the United States due to the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Since then, various measures have been taken to help ensure the safety of Read More →

Medicaid Drug Rebate Program Changes

Before covering the latest Medicaid Drug Rebate Program changes, let’s start with a brief review of the recent state and historical changes. Prior to 2019: The Medicaid Drug Rebate Program (aka OBRA 90 rebates) is a mandatory program for pharmaceutical manufacturers if they want their products covered under the Medicaid Program and requires participation in Read More →