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Dollars Down the Drain

August 28, 2013 in Market Insights

Dollars Down the Drain

Three Ways to Spot a Leak in Your Pharmacy
By Gregory Doerr, Managing Consultant, McKesson Pharmacy Optimization
Christine Clarson, Director, McKesson Pharmacy Optimization

Beyond typical cost-cutting methods, leading hospitals are now taking a deeper look at pharmacy revenue opportunities previously dismissed. Read Dollars Down the Drain to learn how one large health system uncovered approximately $8 million of opportunity.

Avoidable Readmissions

June 26, 2013 in Market Insights

Avoidable Readmissions

Four Ways Ambulatory Pharmacy Keeps a Finger on the Pulse of Patients
By John Ryan, RPh, BS in Pharmacy

In the past year, more than 2,200 hospitals have been penalized $280 million for “excessive” readmission rates under CMS’ Readmissions Reduction Program. And, as October 1, 2013 looms, the penalties will become even more severe. Read Avoidable Readmissions and learn how ambulatory pharmacy is helping hospitals reduce their risks.

Six Ways Hospitals Are Combating Shrinking Margins

April 15, 2013 in Market Insights

Six Ways Hospitals Are Combating Shrinking Margins

How Pharmacy Departments Are Helping Meet the Challenge
By Robert Scholz, MS, MBA, RPh
Vice President
McKesson Pharmacy Optimization

With the most transformative period of U.S. healthcare delivery evolving, revenue and margins are a major concern for hospitals and health systems everywhere. Read Six Ways Hospitals Are Combatting Shrinking Margins for an inside look at practical ways health-system pharmacy teams are helping to meet the margin challenge.

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