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Part D CMS-4205-F2 Rule Summary: Compliance, Standards, and Deadlines

In an ongoing effort to enhance the efficiency, interoperability, and security of electronic health information systems, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has...

Webinar Recap: Is 2024 The Year of the Pharmacist?

If you missed our recent webinar titled " Is 2024 The Year of the Pharmacist? Harnessing the Potential of Pharmacy Interoperability & Advanced Practice ", don’t worry—I’ve got you...

Beyond Compliance: Achieving Excellence in Execution – Mastering Iterative Improvements

The final blog in our series, focusing on Execution & Iteration, brings our compliance journey to its most dynamic phase. Read the first and second blogs in the series to catch up...

Beyond Compliance: Transforming Insights into Impact – The Journey from Analysis to Action

In the first blog of this series, we broached the complexities of the "Assess and Analyze" phase, emphasizing the importance of a thorough understanding of the regulatory...

Beyond Compliance: The Strategic Roadmap – Starting with Assessment and Analysis

The CMS rule on advancing interoperability and improving prior authorization (CMS-0057-F) sets a foundation for future policymaking. As payers embark on this compliance journey,...

Reimagining Healthcare Delivery: Recent Failures of Retail Health Clinics & Role of Pharmacies in Bridging Care Gaps

In a surprising turn of events, Walmart announced the closure of all 51 of its health clinics. This decision comes just months after signals of potential expansion, making the...

Adapting to State Reforms in Prior Authorization Processes: Opportunities and Challenges for Healthcare Entities

As state legislatures intensify efforts to reform prior authorization processes, these changes may reflect broader regulatory trends such as those outlined by CMS in rules like...

REMS Automation: Advancing Patient Safety Through Collaboration

Patient safety is always the top priority, and there are many programs in place to support continuous improvement. As a consultant with POCP and subject matter expert on the CodeX...

Another Year on the NCPDP Board of Trustees: Reflecting & Looking Ahead

As I reflect on another impactful year on the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) Board of Trustees, the connection between my role at Point-of-Care Partners...

Reflecting on HIMSS24: Insights and Innovations from the Front Lines

As spring blossoms each year, the healthcare IT community gears up for one of its most anticipated events: the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)...