Improved Compliance, Outcome, & Satisfaction
With slight nuances from state-to-state physician dispensing is permitted, and some may say encouraged. Contact us to learn about your state’s requirements.
By doing so the prescribers can address the specific needs of their patients and private label lines of prescriptions for common dermatological conditions. By dispensing a customized regimen at the time of service, it can improve understanding, increase compliance, heighten patient satisfaction, reduce overall costs thereby lifting the burden on the healthcare system.
Frequently Asked Questions
DO PATIENTS REALLY WANT THIS?
Yes! If given the choice three out of four (75%) Americans would prefer to have their prescription(s) filled in their doctor’s office instead of a retail pharmacy. 84% feel it would be more convenient and 62% feel it would help them better manage their health.
*Research was conducted by Opinion Research Corporation.
IS IT RIGHT FOR MY PATIENTS?
Studies have shown that up to 30% of patients never get their prescriptions filled. When patients leave your office with medication in hand, compliance rates dramatically increase. In office dispensing of custom medicine has several benefits for patients. Custom medicines are created to better meet the medical needs of your patients. The cost can be significantly less and eliminates the need to work through insurance approvals. Plus, patients leave with their medicine in hand. For this reason we created the #Med4Me to help guide your conversation with your patients about custom medicine.
HOW DOES IT IMPROVE MY PATIENT’S CARE & SATISFACTION?
Besides the added convenience, you consult with your patient when they get their medicine – not a pharmacist as they receive their medication. You get to have an open discussion with them about medications intervals, completing the regimen as directed, and verbally warning them of interactions that may occur with any other medications you know they are taking. Compliance with drug therapy is 60% to 70% better when medications are delivered at the point of care than when patients are handed a written prescription. Care and satisfaction is quickly improved because you can monitor your patient’s process and progress while providing concierge-level service for your patients.
WILL IT SAVE ME TIME & MONEY?
You will spend the about same amount of time on prescription related issues as you do today (on average 1-1.5 hours a day per Physician). Today that time is spent making your practice no revenue. By dispensing prescriptions you will convert that lost time into revenue for your practice, while providing better care for your patient.
IS IN-OFFICE PHYSICIAN DISPENSING LEGAL?
Yes. Physicians are allowed to dispense medications in most states. The patient must be yours and the medication must be distributed in your practice environment. There are other guidelines and restrictions you should be aware of as they can vary state- by-state. Contact one of our Consultants to discuss the guidelines and restrictions within your state.
WILL THIS INCREASE MY MALPRACTICE PREMIUMS?
To date, none of our customers have reported an increase in premiums as a result of in-office dispensing.
DO I NEED A SPECIAL LICENSE TO DISPENSE MEDICATION?
The rules vary by state. Our Consultants can assist you in understanding what is needed for your state.
IS PRESCRIBER’S CHOICE HIPAA COMPLIANT?
Yes. All of our software for managing your dispensing needs is HIPAA compliant.