CMS says RIP RUG, PDPM for SNF ASAP

What is PDPM? Significant reimbursement changes loom on the horizon for skilled nursing facilities (SNF) as the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) plans to implement its new Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) as of October 1, 2019. PDPM will replace the current Resource Utilization Groups Version IV (RUG-IV) model, under which reimbursement is […]

Pharmacogenomics: The DNA of Medicine

Pharmacogenomics is where genetics and medicine intersect, and the leadership team at Blue Ridge Pharmacy believes this sort of precision medicine is the future of healthcare. Tailor-made therapy will offer the promise of more effective treatments. Read on to see what it might mean for you.

Lifting the Medication Burden: Long-Term Care Pharmacies Optimize Dose Packaging

Imagine: a resident of assisted living sees her oncologist, an ophthalmologist and her GP within a week, arriving home with a handful of new prescriptions. Her favorite nurse starts in on them, but the new treatments add a few more bottles to open and a few new pills and capsules to keep track of—a discouraging […]