TRxADE Rx Guru. Blog for Independent Pharmacies, Pharmacist, and Pharmacy Technicians

5 Keys to Helping Your Patients during Medicare Open Enrollment

Medicare open enrollment began on October 15th and continues through December 7th. For those 65 and older, this is an important but confusing time for making choices that will govern their prescription coverage.

Some of the confusion they deal with may stem from:

  • Enrollment dates
  • Their current prescription coverage may have changed its formulary, which could leave a patient uncovered for the medications they require
  • The “Donut Hole” gap in coverage has changed again (as it will each year until it is eliminated in 2020)
  • Overzealous salespersons and marketing materials that present an incomplete picture of the plan they promote
  • Identity thieves who trick seniors into giving up their information

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4 Unique Paths to Addressing & Improving Medication Adherence

Poor medication adherence continues to negatively impact patient outcomes and costs. The exact scale of the problem depends on which study you read, but the impact on human lives and healthcare costs ($270-300 billion/year), is so large that it attracts attention from every corner of the healthcare industry.

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Behind the technology – people helping independent pharmacies [Video]

Meet the TRxADE Membership Assistance Team

Did you know that TRxADE has a team of people dedicated to helping you become adept at using our marketplace website to compare prices, purchase pharmaceuticals, and sell overstock (where permitted by law)?

Why? Because while our technology gets the headlines, it’s only as good as our members’ ability to use it. That’s where the Membership Assistance Team comes in.

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Community Pharmacies Solve the Rubik’s Cube of Drug Supplier Rebates

For independent community pharmacies, determining how and why they have received a rebate from a drug supplier can be as daunting as trying to solve a Rubik’s Cube puzzle for the first time.

Where independent pharmacies stand

To better grasp why the system is so puzzling, it may help to look at some of the market forces at work. This chart shows the percentage of retail revenue earned by different pharmacy channels in 2013.

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