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

Dave Schuetz and Fred Hamlin Attending NCPDP’s February Work Group Meetings

PHSI Director of Business Development Fred Hamlin and PHSI Consultant Dave Schuetz will be attending the NCPDP Joint Technical Work Group Meetings February 1st and 2nd, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County in Garden Grove, CA.  The Work Group Meetings provide a venue for NCPDP members and industry stakeholders to come together to address issues Read More →

Melissa Krause to Attend PPA 2018 Mid-Year Conference

PHSI Consultant Pharmacist Melissa Krause will be attending the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association 2018 Mid-Year Conference on January 26-28 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  To schedule a meeting with Melissa during the conference, please click here to contact PHSI.  Student pharmacists interested in a part-time internship for 2018-2019 or APPE rotation at PHSI are welcome to schedule time Read More →

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist November/December 2017

PHSI President Tim Kosty and Vice President Don Dietz contributed to the November/December 2017 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. In their Viewpoints article, Tim and Don identify a detailed list of the top 20 key pharmacy areas that would be opportunities for virtual reality training. Click here to read Tim and Don’s article entitled Read More →

Latest from the Blog

Update on Biosimilar Reimbursement

Biosimilar naming and biosimilar product reimbursement have been key areas for debate since the FDA announced the 351(k) approval pathway.  In November, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) changed the reimbursement policy for biosimilars, forcing the industry to review the potential impact on marketing and coverage decisions. Historically, CMS created a single Healthcare Common Read More →

Ohio’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Update

Effective November 20th, 2017, the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS) was updated to enhance navigation and add a tool called NarxCare.  NarxCare will provide 3-digit risk scores for prescribing of narcotics, sedatives, and stimulants in addition to red flags, a prescription graph, and access to patient resources. This tool was developed by the Ohio Read More →

Telepharmacy: Replacing Pharmacists or Extending Reach?

In early November, Hy-Vee, a large Midwestern supermarket pharmacy chain, announced their purchase of two existing telepharmacies in Victor and West Liberty, Iowa. Both rural locations will continue to operate as telepharmacies under the Hy-Vee banner. As small rural pharmacies face low prescription volumes and look for ways to decrease operating costs, telepharmacy may provide Read More →