February 16, 2017

Specialty Pharmacy Times Feature

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August 29, 2016

Opioids and Pain Management

The near epidemic opioid addiction and overdose issue has become major news and a legislative priority as the U.S. Senate recently passed an extensive anti-addiction bill […]
August 24, 2016

Infusion Pumps and Infusion Therapy

According to the FDA, “An infusion pump is a medical device that delivers fluids, such as nutrients and medications, into a patient’s body in controlled amounts. […]
August 15, 2016

CDC Nixes FluMist Vaccine

In case you missed it, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the flu nasal spray vaccine (FluMist) should not be used for the 2016-17 […]
August 10, 2016

FDA Zika Prevention Guidelines for Healthcare Providers

In February, the FDA initiated the first of what it says will be a series of actions that address the evolving risks surrounding the Zika virus, […]
August 2, 2016

What to Expect from Chemotherapy

Any diagnosis of cancer is frightening. When the diagnosis is given, most patients and loved ones immediately imagine the worst-case scenario and are overwhelmed with fear […]
July 25, 2016

Developments in Chronic Care Management

Beginning January 1, 2015, Medicare began paying for chronic care management, or CCM. CCM is defined as the non-face-to-face services provided to Medicare beneficiaries who have […]
July 19, 2016

6 Tips to Improve Your Memory

People can become forgetful and have so-called “senior moments” at any age. You can’t find your car keys, or walk into a room and forget the […]
July 14, 2016

How to Stay Positive When Dealing with Chronic Illness

One of the most difficult challenges of dealing with chronic illness is maintaining a positive outlook. You can probably remember a time when life was “normal” […]
July 7, 2016

Why Patients Love Specialty Pharmacies

Specialty pharmacies were developed to deliver costly, complex drugs that cannot practically be dispensed through a retail channel. These drugs include injectable and infusion drugs as […]
June 28, 2016

What Are Specialty Pharmacies and Why is the Market Growing So Fast?

The specialty pharmacy is a new breed of prescription drug fulfillment that has developed in response to the dramatic growth of complex medications that cost from […]
June 16, 2016

Can Physicians Benefit from Chronic Care Management?

Introduced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), chronic care management refers to services delivered under the CMS CPT code 99490 that involve preventative, […]
June 10, 2016

What is Chronic Care Management?

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), nearly half of the adults in the U.S.—some 117 million people—have one or more chronic health conditions. This […]
May 25, 2016
Overcoming patient adherence problems

Patient Behavior: Improving the Last Mile in Chronic Care

Reaching out to underinsured patients, populations in remote areas, and promoting behavioral change in the population has often been referred to as “the last mile” in […]
April 6, 2016
Mobile Apps May Reduce Hospital Readmission in Specialty Pharmacy Patients

Mobile Apps May Reduce Hospital Readmission in Specialty Pharmacy Patients

An estimated $355 billion is wasted in the United States every year as a result of poor care coordination, failures in care delivery, and overtreatment, including […]