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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ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist July/August 2021

PHSL Vice President Melissa Krause and PHSL Intern & Pharm.D. Candidate Emmanuel Anderson contributed to the July/August 2021 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. In their Viewpoints article, Melissa and Emmanuel discuss unbranded biologics, including how unbranded biologics are being displayed in pharmacy management systems and what pharmacists need to do to make sure they Read More →

Jeff Cook joins PHSL as Director of Business Development

Media Contact: Terry Johnston 412-635-4650 For Immediate Release Pharmacy Healthcare Solutions, LLC of Pittsburgh Adds Experienced Industry Commercial Thought Leader to Staff Jeff Cook joins PHSL as Director of Business Development PITTSBURGH (September 8, 2021) – Pharmacy Healthcare Solutions, LLC (PHSL) is pleased to announce the addition of Jeff Cook as Director of Business Development. Read More →

Pharmacy Healthcare Solutions Celebrates 25 Years of Business

Media Contact: Terry Johnston 412-635-4650 For Immediate Release Pharmacy Healthcare Solutions Celebrates 25 Years of Business Pittsburgh, PA (September 1, 2021) –  Pharmacy Healthcare Solutions announces its 25th anniversary as a pharmacist-led business consulting firm. Co-Founders Tim Kosty and Don Dietz established Pharmacy Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (PHSI) in 1996, applying a wealth of knowledge and Read More →

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Amazon vs. Walmart – Do the Savings Stack Up?

Back in June, we saw reports, such as the one in Chain Store Age, that Walmart and Amazon were beginning competition in the prescription discount program space.  Amazon’s offering is through its Prime subscription service and Walmart’s through its Walmart + subscription service. Walmart touts that some select medications will be available at a zero Read More →

2020 Michigan Pharmacy Laws Reflect Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

In response to the coronavirus pandemic that surged in early March 2020, the Michigan senate passed multiple laws to make access to healthcare easier during the crisis. One of the main legislative points to this bill allowed pharmacists to use their professional judgement and dispense up to a 60-day emergency supply of any non-controlled prescription Read More →

NCPA vs BECERRA

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 →