STRAND Launches a New Resource to Support a Pharmacy’s Ability to Bill Medical Claims – The STRAND Training Center
Resource Helps Pharmacists Understand the Credentialing and Contracting Processes and Expand Clinical Services for Patients
STRAND Clinical Technologies, the innovative market leader in developing and supporting clinical services for pharmacies, announced today the launch of the STRAND Training Center. This online resource will help community pharmacists achieve contracted, in-network status with insurance payers and obtain the capability to receive reimbursement for providing clinical services to identified patients. Services include Diabetes Self-Management Education, the Diabetes Prevention Program, immunizations, point-of-care testing, and several others.
Pharmacies across the country are feeling the pressure of reduced reimbursement models from DIR fees and PBMs. The new clinical landscape represents an untapped multi-million dollar market that will help offset the reduction in revenue. As pharmacies look to add additional revenue streams into their workflow, contracting and credentialing directly with payers for clinical services is the necessary first step.
RelayHealth Pharmacy Solutions Strengthens Retail Pharmacies’ Efforts to Expand Clinical Services with Medical Billing Platform in Collaboration with STRAND Clinical Technologies
New platform simplifies pharmacy reimbursement process for clinical services covered under a medical benefit
RelayHealth Pharmacy Solutions, part of the McKesson Prescription Technology Solutions business, today announced the development of a new pharmacy platform, RelayRx™ Medical Billing, that will enable retail pharmacists to document and bill for clinical services that may be covered under a patient’s medical benefit plan, such as immunizations, diabetes education, point-of-care testing and more.
Over the next decade there will be a shortage of more than 40,000 primary care physicians in the United States.1 So as pharmacists continue to gain “provider status” across the country, they are well positioned to fill that gap by delivering care and receiving reimbursement for a broader range of clinical services in the pharmacy. Today, many pharmacists perform such services, but may have to forgo reimbursement or navigate a highly manual billing process.
STRAND® Clinical Technologies Launches Opioid Risk Assessment and Intervention Pathway
STRAND Continues to Empower Pharmacists and Payers as they Prevent Opioid Overdoses
STRAND, the innovative market leader in developing and supporting clinical services for pharmacies, announced today that its STRAND Platform has successfully developed and released their Opioid Risk Assessment (ORA) tool. The ORA tool is aimed at arming community pharmacists, payers, and other healthcare professionals with the right tools at the right time to identify, intervene, and prevent fatal opioid overdoses. This new development is an enhancement to the opioid education and prevention program launched in early 2018.
STRAND® Intervention Platform Unveils New Heart Failure Pathway
STRAND, the innovative market leader in developing and supporting clinical services offered by community pharmacies, has unveiled a new STRAND Pathways solution focused on the treatment of heart failure. This represents the first platform in the country that has developed the edge-to-edge capability of identifying, documenting, educating, communicating, and billing for heart failure encounters. The entire process is designed to operate within the pharmacist’s typical workflow, utilizing STRAND’s single sign-on (SSO) connections with pharmacy management systems.
STRAND® Intervention Platform First in the Country with the Capability for a Pharmacist to Create a Prescription and Bill for Oral Contraceptives
STRAND intervention platform is the first in the country with the capability for a pharmacist to create a prescription and bill for oral contraceptives. STRAND has partnered with pharmacists across the country who now have unique clinical opportunities to prescribe oral contraceptives to patients
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America Partners with STRAND to Increase Smoking Cessation Efforts
CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) and STRAND, a pharmacist led clinical documentation and billing platform, have partnered to engage community pharmacists in assisting patients in making a successful attempt in quitting smoking and use of other tobacco products. CADCA and STRAND recognize community pharmacists are well-positioned health care providers to help patients with their cessation efforts. Through this partnership, pharmacies in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia can engage clinically with their patients and receive reimbursement for the services they provide.
Georgia Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Network Announces Adoption of the Diabetes Prevention Program
The Georgia Community Pharmacy Enhanced Service Network (Georgia CPESN®), a clinically integrated network of independent pharmacies committed to high-quality patient care, has united with the STRAND platform to help combat the diabetes epidemic in Georgia through the Center for Disease Control’s Diabetes Prevention Program, or DPP. Through the partnership, Georgia CPESN pharmacies will be able to become nationally recognized as DPP providers by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), ultimately being able to serve rural, suburban, and urban communities in Georgia.
Creative Pharmacist is excited to announce that we've aligned our brands under our flagship program, STRAND.
Rapid changes in healthcare require a unique approach to pharmacy practice. At STRAND, our goal has always been to empower community pharmacists with the right tools to engage their chronic care patients.
A cord of three strands is not easily broken. Here at STRAND, we understand that the pharmacist, the physician, and the patient, all working together, create the strongest bond to ensure quality outcomes.
STRAND will continue to embrace our past focus of chronic care education, while embracing the future of clinical pharmacy through our cutting edge technologies.
McKesson Pharmacy Systems and Creative Pharmacist Collaborate to Enhance Clinical Programs for Community Pharmacy
McKesson Pharmacy Systems is pleased to announce a new partnership with Creative Pharmacist, a market leader in providing pharmacies with innovative clinical pharmacy solutions. This partnership can empower pharmacies using McKesson’s pharmacy management systems with the ability to manage Pharmacist eCare Plans. Pharmacist eCare Plans include a vital shared document containing a patient’s current treatment regimen, medication support needs, drug therapy issues, and other pertinent details about the pharmacy’s interventions and patient health outcomes. “We believe our alliance with Creative Pharmacist will help transform relationships between community pharmacists and their patients living with chronic disease,” said Bernie Reese, SVP and General Manager, McKesson Pharmacy Systems. “Creative Pharmacist has played a key role in helping community pharmacies expand the services they offer far beyond dispensing, and ties directly into McKesson’s strategy of enabling pharmacies to maximize operational and clinical performance.”
Creative Pharmacist Announces Strategic Partnership with Enhanced Service Pharmacy Alliance
Creative Pharmacist, the innovative market leader in developing and supporting clinical services offered by community pharmacies, today announced a partnership with the Enhanced Service Pharmacy Alliance (ESPhA), a quality focused, next-generation group purchasing organization (GPO).
This partnership allows ESPhA members full access to Creative Pharmacist’s STRAND intervention platform, including documentation pathways, medical claims billing, individualized patient education, and a host of additional clinical resources.
STRAND Platform Achieved Pharmacist eCare Plan Level 3 Active Medications Capability
Creative Pharmacist, the innovative market leader in developing and supporting clinical services offered by community pharmacies, announced today that its STRAND® Platform has successfully achieved Level 3 Active Medications capability for the development and implementation of the Pharmacist eCare Plan initiative. This project is supported by the Pharmacy Health Information Technology Collaborative that is being tested by Community Care of North Carolina to support in the integration of community pharmacy patient encounters with care management and primary care delivery and information systems.
Washington State Pharmacists Can Now Utilize Creative Pharmacist as Their Medical Billing Solution:
The Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA) and Creative Pharmacist have formed a strategic partnership to offer the STRAND® intervention platform to Washington State pharmacies at a deeply discounted rate. Creative Pharmacist is an industry leader in helping community pharmacies expand the clinical services they provide to their chronically ill patients and developer of the STRAND® intervention platform.
As a preferred business partner, Creative Pharmacist will collaborate with the WSPA to provide pharmacies with the tools they need to engage patients, provide clinical interventions, securely communicate with other providers, and bill for medical services.