Facts & Comparisons Introduces Drug Plans Module to Help Retail Pharmacies Reduce Time Spent Managing Insurance Issues

Facts & Comparisons Introduces Drug Plans Module to Help Retail Pharmacies Reduce Time Spent Managing Insurance Issues

<0> Wolters Kluwer Health | Clinical SolutionsMargi Herwald Zitelli, 330-650-6506Marketing Communications Specialist </0>

With the Drug Plans Module, available as an optional add-on to subscriptions to Facts & Comparisons eAnswers online drug reference, pharmacists can view formulary status for prescription medications on 5,500 plans across the U.S., compare tier levels and reimbursement policies of drugs within the same class, and use the Plan List Manager to create a preferred list of drug plans relevant to a particular geographic region. The Drug Plan Module helps pharmacists cut down on time spent communicating with insurance companies and physician offices over plan issues and alternative therapies, allowing more time to be spent on transactions and patient interaction. It also facilitates compliance with insurance program policies, and it supports proactive drug regimen management by providing pharmacists the tools to help patients choose maintainable drug therapies.

“The more time pharmacists spend on the phone and on hold with insurance companies and medical offices, the less time they are spending helping their patients and managing revenue for the pharmacy,” stated David Del Toro, Vice President & General Manager, Clinical Drug Information, Wolters Kluwer Health, Clinical Solutions. “The Drug Plans Module for Facts & Comparisons eAnswers is built with the unique challenges of the retail pharmacist in mind. With efficient access to information on so many drug plans, it allows pharmacists to more effectively meet the medical, financial and practical needs of their patients while complying with plan policies.”

For more than sixty years, Facts & Comparisons has been the pharmacists’ source for drug information. Via print, CD-ROM, smartphone or Internet, offers trusted, unbiased drug information.

Facts & Comparisons is part of , a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Wolters Kluwer Health is part of , a market-leading global information services company with 2011 annual revenues of €3.4 billion ($4.7 billion).

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