“This partnership is much more than providing a clinical or billing platform,” said David Pope, PharmD, CDE, chief of innovation and co-founder of Creative Pharmacist. “In collaboration with the WSPA, we want to demonstrate the value of pharmacists as practitioners and move the profession forward.”
Evans, GA (PRWEB)
September 28, 2017
The Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA) and Creative Pharmacist have formed a strategic partnership to offer the STRAND® intervention platform to Washington State pharmacies at a deeply discounted rate. Creative Pharmacist is an industry leader in helping community pharmacies expand the clinical services they provide to their chronically ill patients and developer of the STRAND® intervention platform.
As a preferred business partner, Creative Pharmacist will collaborate with the WSPA to provide pharmacies with the tools they need to engage patients, provide clinical interventions, securely communicate with other providers, and bill for medical services.
Washington State now considers pharmacists as medical providers. Recent changes in Washington State laws require commercial health plans to include pharmacists in their provider networks. As a result, patients will have access and insurance coverage for healthcare services provided by pharmacists. Pharmacists like other healthcare providers can enroll in provider networks and bill for covered clinical services within their scope of practice, such as chronic disease management, immunization and tobacco cessation.
“Billing medical claims is a tremendous step for pharmacists. It significantly increases the pharmacists’ value on the healthcare team, but it also requires documentation and billing software that integrates into pharmacy management systems. The STRAND® platform is a solution that meets the needs of our pharmacists who wish to bill health plans as medical providers,” said Jeff Rochon, Chief Executive Officer of the WSPA. “Using the STRAND® platform, pharmacists can focus on caring for patients while ensuring appropriate documentation, claims submission, and secured transmission of patient information to other providers.”
The STRAND® platform is a first-of-its-kind intervention system, allowing pharmacists to document, communicate, and bill for…