In the United States, a pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) is a third-party administrator (TPA) of prescription drug programs for commercial health plans, self-insured employer plans, Medicare Part D plans, the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, and state government employee plans.
Busier schedules have created more barriers for patients trying to connect with health care providers (HCP), driving up the number of low-see and no-see doctors. Meanwhile, the general population is older and certain ailments are now more prevalent and contributing to the expansion in our healthcare sector. Globally, people with diabetes ballooned to 422 million in 2014 after reaching 108 million in 1980. The Affordable Care Act has created more access to medicine with even more people to seek out medical assistance and obtain pharmaceuticals, putting even more strain on physicians’ already overburdened schedules.
Pharmacies are also working harder for ways to keep pace to overcome these challenges and must develop strategies for creating seamless, safe, and compliant customer journeys. As a response, a customer identity and access management (CIAM) platform specifically designed for the pharmacies provides them the tools they need to successfully implement a digital identity strategy to maintain compliance; but, what can customers do for themselves?
Pharmacists can better meet compliance initiatives by teaming up CODAmeds® Dispensers with patients to maintain their own personal ongoing programs in managing all of their medications by:
- Quicker filling of medications into the pill cassettes – less hassle to fill, larger pill bins
- Effortlessly separating pills into three, time period cassettes – Morn, Noon & Nite
- Automatically sorting pills into large and small sizes – easier swallowing meds
- Dispensing the pills into two convenient pill cups – no handling & spilling problems
DISCLAIMER: The CODAMeds® Dispenser is not certified medical equipment. As such, it is not promoted under any circumstances or offered for in-hospital use for medical treatment. It is intended only for post-hospital use or an aftercare setting by the patient. The CODAmeds® Dispenser Program simply means taking medications regularly for their benefit & health by the patient or healthcare provider.