Specialty pharmacies typically operate in one of three approaches to patient care; traditional, coordinated or integrated. Due to challenges with the traditional patient care process, specialty pharmacies have adjusted to more comprehensive approaches to care.
In recent years, specialty pharmacies began adopting a more comprehensive approach to patient care because of the challenges with the traditional care model. Specialty pharmacies have devoted most of their business to provide coordinated care. These pharmacies typically offer reimbursementfalse
Patient care processes needs to evolve to assure safety and effective use of specialty pharmaceuticals. There are three broad approaches to patient care that have emerged for specialty pharmacies; traditional care, coordinated care, and integrated care. These processes range from lessfalse
Generally, accreditation is not required for implementation of specialty services, but in some cases, it may be contractually required if a hospital wants to expand their opportunity and their primary regional payer has an accreditation requirement. In the absence of a specific requirement,false
Tally your results. Hospitals typically fall into one of these three categories, use the category descriptions to plan your specialty pharmacy model.:
There are many factors to consider when developing a specialty pharmacy program. To help get started, score your facility on the factors below and then use the category descriptions to plan your specialty pharmacy model.
Studies have shown that medication adherence is a critical factor in whether a patient will be readmitted or not. In addition to making adherence easier for patients through bedside delivery, meds to beds pharmacists can educate patients on their medications and what they should expect whilefalse
Post-discharge outcomes are an increasing focus for hospitals and health systems, which are challenged with improving patient outcomes as care transitions outside their hospital’s walls.
Specialty drug manufacturers will often limit the number of specialty pharmacies that can dispense their medications.