In-Office dispensing has brought a solution for many common dilemmas for both patients and providers. The benefits of having an in-office medication dispensing system are numerous.
In-office medication dispensing is the preparation and distribution of prescription medications at the point of care. As a result, patients can receive their medication right in the provider’s office to provide a safe and cost-effective alternative to pharmacies.
In this article, we will tackle a few of the benefits to point of care dispensing for both your medical practice and the patient.
What Makes In-Office Dispensing Convenient?
The greatest benefit of in-office medication dispensing is patients do not have to make an extra trip to the pharmacy. If you have been to a local retail pharmacy lately, then you are aware of the long lines, increased cost, and potential dilemmas patients face.
Pharmacists are not always readily available to provide consultation, adding to the wait time for patients. There can also be a delay in the prescription being received on the pharmacy end, adding stress for all involved in trying to get it processed for the patient.
When patients can receive the medication at the provider’s office, it saves them significant time and stress. In the long term, it results in less time wasted for providers, and they do not have to concern themselves with processing errors on the pharmacy side.
When patients feel very ill or are in pain, they must receive their medication as quickly as possible. In-office dispensing ensures they receive what they need so they can ultimately feel better. In turn, this improves outcomes for both patients and providers.
How Does Onsite Medication Dispensing Improve Compliance?
On occasion, patients do not pick up their medication at pharmacies due to the inconvenience. Sometimes patients end up not receiving the necessary medication.
With in-office dispensing, staff can not only communicate the importance of the prescribed medication, but they can get it into the hands of their patients at the point of care allowing them to start their treatment faster. Patients will be more likely to adhere to recommendations if it is convenient for them.
How Might Point Of Care Dispensing Improve Revenue For The Medical Office?
After setting up the dispensary, including med storage, software, and checkout station, and (if providing services for work comp) a reliable billing partner to handle claims processing, the office will begin to see revenue for their dispensed medications.
The medication dispensing software will help with revenue management. Revenue occurs through streamlined pricing, control of the reimbursement process, and simplified billing. As a result, it has the potential to save patients money in cases of higher co-pays at the pharmacy vs. cash price at the clinic, while simultaneously capturing profit for the practice that would otherwise be lost to the pharmacy.
Learn More About the Benefits of a Drug Dispensing System at First Coast Health Solutions
First Coast Health Solutions (FCHS) is a leading national medication dispensing software for physicians. We dispense FDA-approved, pre-packaged medications from a reliable web-based dispensing system.
Our priority is to promote a medical environment that is compliant and delivers quality patient care.
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