ProxsysRx’s Meds To Beds Program Makes Immediate Impact Upon Launch At TMH

November 8, 2023340B, Bedside Prescription Delivery, Meds To Beds, Prescription Discounts, Retail / Outpatient Pharmacy, Specialty Pharmacy

To date, we’ve published a dozen posts either detailing, or mentioning-in-passing, the clinical and financial benefits a well-run Meds To Beds program offers hospitals and the patients they serve. Which is why we thought it was time to report some of the personal benefits our program delivers — with a handful of stories we’ve heard … Read More

Drug Manufacturers’ 340B Restrictions Generate New Round Of Media Scrutiny & Criticism

November 1, 2023340B, 340B ESP, Drug Manufacturer Restrictions, News Updates

In the past week, no less than three articles have called attention to the restrictions drug manufacturers have imposed to evade their legal responsibility to honor 340B program prescription discounts — as well as the impact those restrictions have had on 340B-eligible nonprofit entities’ ability to serve their patients and communities. “Don’t believe drug companies: … Read More

Retail Support Specialist Shequila Bellamy Has Something Of A Reputation At ProxsysRx.

October 23, 2023Pharmacy Careers, ProxsysRx Profiles, Retail / Outpatient Pharmacy

Just ask her, she’ll admit it: When Shequila worked at ProxsysRx’s Conway Medical Center (CMC) pharmacy, her boss had a habit of talking about her to other people in the company. Which explains why she got an email one day from Dawn Dobersztyn, asking, “Have you seen this job opening we just posted?” Seems that … Read More

So You Want To Build An Outpatient Pharmacy For Your Hospital? Here’s What’s Involved. (Part 2)

October 16, 2023Pharmacy Careers, ProxsysRx Profiles, Retail / Outpatient Pharmacy

(Photo above: ProxsysRx’s pharmacy at Terrebonne General Health System, in Houma, LA) The Retail Component “Dawn Dobersztyn does not get enough credit,” says ProxsysRx COO Billy Calhoun. “When you think about it, retail is the face of our pharmacies. It’s the first thing people see when they walk in the door. And here’s the thing: … Read More

So You Want To Build An Outpatient Pharmacy For Your Hospital? Here’s What’s Involved.

October 9, 2023340B, Bedside Prescription Delivery, Meds To Beds, Meds To Beds, Prescription Discounts, Retail / Outpatient Pharmacy

On June 12, ProxsysRx opened its pharmacy in Holyoke Medical Center — a 198-bed independent community hospital in Holyoke, Massachusetts. The pharmacy is currently offering full retail service, and some patient-discharge prescription support (Meds To Beds), but the Employee Prescription plan still has a few hurdles to overcome. It’s a still-unfinished process that began when … Read More

Terrebone Pharmacist-In-Charge Derel Smith Is “At Home” In Houma

October 2, 2023Bedside Prescription Delivery, Meds To Beds, Pharmacy Careers, ProxsysRx Profiles, Retail / Outpatient Pharmacy

Few corporate ladders in the retail pharmacy world rise higher than Derel Smith’s did. As former Director of Pharmacy Operations for a major regional retailer, he managed oversight of nearly 600 pharmacies. It was a position nearly 30 years in the making, and one that afforded him an enviable lifestyle in Orlando. So why, you’d … Read More

The 2023 Guide To Implementing An Effective 340B Program

May 24, 2023340B, 340B ESP, Bedside Prescription Delivery, Compliance, Covered Entities, Drug Manufacturer Restrictions, Meds To Beds, PBM, Requirements, Specialty Drugs, Specialty Drugs, Specialty Pharmacy, Specialty Pharmacy, TPA / TPAs

The 340B-program landscape has changed dramatically. For the 340B program’s first 28 years after its 1992 inception, the basic list of Best Practices for eligible entities (the 340B basics, if you will) remained largely unchanged — aside from the dramatically-increased importance of using specialized software. But since the June, 2020 introduction of 340B ESP — … Read More

The Prescription-Discount Advantage For Self-Insured Companies. And Their Employees.

May 18, 2023Prescription Discounts, Retail / Outpatient Pharmacy

MedServRx: No prescription card saves more. Or delivers more. Not only does MedServRx offer savings of up to 80% (sometimes even more), it gives participating self-insured companies access to prescription-fulfillment data that’s commonly lost when patients use other prescription-discount cards. The MedServRx card, and all of the prescription-data reporting it delivers, are available at no … Read More

Why 340B Hospitals Should Now Build Their Own Specialty Pharmacies

May 3, 2023340B, 340B ESP, Covered Entities, Drug Manufacturer Restrictions, Retail / Outpatient Pharmacy, Specialty Drugs, Specialty Drugs, Specialty Pharmacy, Specialty Pharmacy, TPA / TPAs

340B ESP and drug manufacturer restrictions are only part of the reason As we noted in a previous post, for 340B-eligible hospitals dealing with increasingly squeezed bottom lines, an in-house specialty pharmacy offers enormous savings and revenue potential. Some covered entities generate as much as 600% in specialty pharmacy revenue from 340B drugs as they … Read More