PrescribeMedicare Helps Pharmacists Keep Their Patients Healthier

First 1,000 community pharmacies adopt the new solution to help seniors navigate 2016 Medicare open enrollment and improve their medication adherence

IRVINE, Calif.--()--PrescribeWellness, the cloud-based services company whose mission is to inspire collaboration for better health, recently announced the launch of PrescribeMedicare and already has 1,000 pharmacies enrolled.

PrescribeMedicare was made possible through the collective vision of leaders from several of the industry’s largest and most forward-thinking Pharmacy Services Administrative Organizations, including American Pharmacy Network Solutions (APNS). APNS member pharmacies were among the first community pharmacy locations to adopt the PrescribeMedicare solution.

PrescribeMedicare empowers the community pharmacist – working in tandem with their patients – to tackle the medication adherence issue for Medicare-eligible seniors. “Medicare beneficiaries who are on an inappropriate Medicare Advantage or prescription drug plan may be asked to pay for medications they cannot afford. Recent studies on medication non-adherence with Medicare patients have demonstrated that financial challenges are primary influencers,” said Tony Thuyen, Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder of PrescribeWellness. “PrescribeMedicare is another way we are helping the pharmacist resolve medication non-adherence with high-value patients.”

The solution helps pharmacists provide a value-added service for their Medicare-eligible patient population and manage their own business more effectively. Pharmacists have the ability to compare prescription drug plans using the patient’s specific prescription regimen and share that analysis directly with the patient. The comparison includes a financial breakdown that will help beneficiaries select a plan that will work best with their budget.

“We are excited that PrescribeMedicare provides us the opportunity to work with our patients and present them with prescription drug plans that work in conjunction with their current medications,” shared Larry Hadley, RPh, Owner of Wayne’s Pharmacy in Frankfort, KY. “By sharing the monthly financial impact to our patients, we believe that they will improve their medication adherence tremendously.”

PrescribeWellness has selected the first week of November as the company’s first annual National Enrollment Week. During that time, PrescribeWellness will encourage and empower all of their pharmacies to share Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D options with their Medicare-eligible patients. This nationwide event is geared toward the providers who are interested in helping their patients find the right plan based on their specific medications.

PrescribeWellness offers innovative technological solutions designed to elevate the community pharmacist’s role in providing coordinated care and preventative healthcare services. Their software makes it easier for pharmacies to improve customer loyalty, generate additional pharmacy revenue and provide extended services via the appointment-based model. PrescribeWellness solutions have been proven to improve a patient’s adherence to their medication and the pharmacy’s ratings in various performance measures.

About PrescribeWellness

PrescribeWellness proprietary cloud-based platform is designed to inspire collaboration for better health. The platform empowers pharmacies and other healthcare professionals to provide more effective, preventive healthcare services, which improve medication adherence, chronic disease management, transitional care and population health. With data integration and behavioral science at the foundation, PrescribeWellness software solutions position the pharmacist at the center of community healthcare prevention. For more information please visit our website or email info@prescribewellness.com.

Contacts

PrescribeWellness
Taylor Stevens, 800-960-8147
tstevens@prescribewellness.com

Release Summary

PrescribeMedicare Helps Pharmacists Keep their Patients Healthier; First 1,000 pharmacies adopt to help seniors navigate 2016 Medicare open enrollment and improve their medication adherence.

Contacts

PrescribeWellness
Taylor Stevens, 800-960-8147
tstevens@prescribewellness.com