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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PHSL to Attend Asembia’s AXS23 Summit

PHSL President Ann Johnson and Vice President Melissa Krause will be attending Asembia’s AXS23 Summit on April 30 – May 4, 2023 at the Wynn & Encore Las Vegas. The conference will afford the opportunity for the nation’s leading pharmacy and pharmaceutical industry decision-makers to participate in business development, networking, and educational experiences. According to Read More →

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist January/February 2023

PHSL Consultant Alan Sekula contributed to the January/February 2023 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. In his Viewpoints article, Alan discusses components of the Inflation Reduction Act related to pharmacy and prescription drugs, including negotiated prices, price increase greater than inflation, benefit design and premium maximum increase, vaccine coverage, biosimilar reimbursement, and insulin payment cap. Read More →

PHSL to Attend AMCP’s 2023 Annual Conference

PHSL Vice President Melissa Krause will be attending the AMCP Annual Meeting on March 21-24 in San Antonio, TX.  AMCP expects to bring together over 4,000 managed care decision-makers for opportunities to network and attend sessions on trending topics. Contact PHSL if you would like to schedule a meeting with Melissa while at the AMCP Read More →

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Impacts of the End of COVID-19 Public Health Emergency on PBMs/Payers

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is planning for the federal Public Health Emergency (PHE) for COVID-19 to expire at the end of the day on May 11, 2023.1 The end of this era, which began as a declaration under Section 319 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, will result in anticipated Read More →

Brown Bagging, White Bagging, and Clear Bagging: What it Means and How it Works

The terms brown bagging, white bagging, and clear bagging are frequently used to describe the way in which a specialty medication is obtained prior to patient administration by a healthcare professional.1 Brown bagging is the term used when a patient obtains their medication from a specialty pharmacy and takes it to the provider’s office for Read More →

2022 Formulary Exclusions Lists: A Review of Express Scripts, CVS Caremark, and OptumRx

As we prepare for 2023 formulary exclusions to be implemented, we wanted to look back at 2022 formulary exclusions for Express Scripts (ESI), CVS Caremark, and OptumRx. Based on PHSL’s review, ESI led the way with over 108 formulary exclusions. CVS Caremark added 95 new exclusions, while OptumRx only excluded an additional 80 drugs. Although Read More →