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Independent pharmacies everywhere are stretched thin. You are trying to meet the increasing needs of your community in the midst of the pandemic, and it’s hard.
We understand the chaos that your pharmacy is experiencing and the pressure that you feel to help, even though you may not know where to start. Our COVID Optimization Program helps solve some of your biggest challenges.
Getting started is difficult and sourcing can be overwhelming.
Make the right choices and set up the program correctly (the first time!).
Delivering COVID testing and immunization programs creates chaos in the pharmacy.
Establish proven workflows to streamline the process and minimize disruption to your everyday operations.
We are seeing a lot of new people for testing and vaccinations, but very few stay with the pharmacy as new patients.
Utilize tools and resources to improve patient engagement and motivate people to become regular patients of the pharmacy beyond COVID.
I want to understand what the short- and long-term ROI is.
Structure the billing process to meet the 4-day filing requirement to improve cash flow and increase profitability.
Download the PDS COVID Optimization Plan.
As COVID-19 continues to be an issue across the globe, there is an increased demand for testing.
“Honestly this is the best return the pharmacy has seen since generics hit our shelves.”
PharmD and COVID Testing Lead at Carolina Pharmacy
Carolina Pharmacy Group recognized the need for the testing and the opportunity it presented to help their community and also increase their profitability. The pharmacy group started doing curbside COVID testing (both antigen and PCR testing).
Kavel Bhathela, PharmD and COVID Testing Lead at Carolina Pharmacy, said, “testing itself is very safe, as long as you have the proper training and PPE in place.” Proper PPE protocols and safety around testing show that the rate of transmission among COVID test administrators is low. They gained their team’s confidence by properly training them about the transmission of COVID, proper hygiene and PPE usage. The pharmacy also provided education on the different tests available to the public and their application.
The pharmacy team quickly experienced high demand and was able to bring in more hands to help. Vic Patel, owner of Carolina Pharmacy, reached out to his medical colleagues and was able to secure nursing staff to do the testing on a contract basis (1099). This allowed the pharmacy team to minimize disruption to their regular workflow.
The pharmacy saw immediate ROI. Since December, the Carolina team has done well over 6,000 tests. The tests are cash payment only and they are making a gross profit of almost $100 per test. They are helping their community, keeping their team and patients safe, and helping other pharmacies be successful.
COVID CARE OPTIMIZATION PROGRAM
NON-PBM REVENUE OPPORTUNITIES