** 2016 Independent Pharmacy Survey Results
- PioneerRx - 32%
- Rx30 - 15%
- ComputerRx - 12%
- Pharmaserv - 9%
- Qs1 - 4%
- Micro Merchant - 4%
- EnterpriseRx - 3%
- 17 Others - 21%
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Patient Health, Adherance & Medication Therapy Management (MTM)
Tracking and coordinating your patient’s medications in your pharmacy software is even easier with built-in features on Adherence, Patient Risk, MTM and Med Sync.
Only the best pharmacy software programs have a medication synchronization (med sync) program built into your pharmacy workflow. Unlike other pharmacy computer software vendors, PioneerRx does not require the need for costly third party add-on’s. Our all-in-one approach to med sync provides speed, efficiency and return on investment (ROI) that can take your pharmacy’s med sync program to the next level.
Want to learn more about medication synchronization? Keep reading to learn how med sync can change the way your pharmacy operates.
Improves Patients’ Health and Medication Regimens
Oftentimes, patients have multiple maintenance medications that are filled at varying times throughout the month. With hectic work schedules and busy daily lives, it can become challenging for patients to remember to fill and/or actually take these vital medications. A 2013 study shows that 28% of patients have missed three or more doses of their prescription medications in the past thirty days.1 This alarming percentage could be significantly lowered with PioneerRx’s Med Sync program, a time-saving resource intended to enhance the health and extend the lives of patients through early intervention and prescription synchronization. This proactive approach encourages patients to adhere to a more organized medication routine, resulting in happier, healthier customers.
Enhances Patient-Pharmacist Relationships
Medication synchronization allows for the development of a more personal connection between you and your patients. Independent pharmacies have a renowned reputation for providing a more hands-on patient care in comparison to larger pharmacy chains. Med sync allows you to extend this intimate atmosphere to patients through in-person interactions and phone conversations. Pharmacists set designated times to call enrolled patients in order to detect updates in medication usage. According to a recent study, 18% of patients polled admitted that they have stopped taking a prescription medication without consulting a doctor or pharmacist.1 Monthly one-on-one calls to your patients serve as preemptive compliance reminders and prevent them from the dangers of discontinuing their medications.
Boosts Customer Satisfaction
Happy customers will provide word-of-mouth advertising about the high levels of satisfaction and comfort they found at your pharmacy. Med sync is one of the many conveniences afforded to your patients through PioneerRx. Presently, patients with numerous prescriptions have to make multiple, unnecessary trips to the pharmacy throughout the month to pick up those medications. You can completely eliminate this hassle by utilizing med sync. PioneerRx offers different ways to identify which patients would benefit most from this program. Prescriptions for those qualifying patients are filled simultaneously and then scheduled for pick-up on one, predetermined date.
Provides Convenience for Your Pharmacy
Due to their relaxed atmosphere and helpful nature, independent pharmacies rate highest in overall customer satisfaction. On average, independent pharmacies and smaller chains show the shortest wait times for prescription fills and patient consults. Pharmacies can keep these wait times down by pre-scheduling med sync fills and patient calls around peak business hours, decreasing wait times of prescription fills for current, in-house patients. This “down-time” filling alleviates the pressure of having additional waiting customers, thus reducing the chance of error.
Strengthens Your Pharmacy’s Revenue Streams
Medication synchronization benefits your pharmacy by saving time and generating additional income. This program increases your yearly number of prescriptions, thereby increasing your yearly profit. If your pharmacy also offers a delivery service, drivers can condense monthly mileage by avoiding repetitive, unnecessary trips to the same residence. Med sync produces higher efficiency, yielding higher productivity. If time truly equals money, make every minute count with PioneerRx’s medication synchronization.
Integrated health information technology is bringing the pharmacy industry the opportunity to make a difference in total cost of care. The Patient Risk Score allows pharmacies to prove their value to payers by providing additional intervention with patients that are most at risk of serious health consequences.
Pharmacists using PioneerRx pharmacy computer software can identify the risk of individual patients being hospitalized in the next 30 days and next 12 months. This is based upon the patient’s medications and adherence. This Risk Scores are prominent throughout PioneerRx’s comprehensive workflow. Medication Therapy Management (MTM) alerts are automatically generated for high risk patients and direct pharmacists to conduct interventions that may lead to improved patient outcomes.
The top pharmacy systems include programs that allow the pharmacist access to patient adherence levels while never leaving their pharmacy system. These adherence numbers are shown throughout the retail pharmacy system and can be displayed as custom alerts during the entire workflow process. Pharmacies can also run reports directly from PioneerRx to pull for patients who are not compliant with their maintenance medications. No third party interface is required.
Here is a breakdown of several terms you might hear us use when talking about PioneerRx pharmacy system.
MTM: Medication Therapy Management
MPR: Medication Possession Ratio
Days’ supply/days possession= MPR
For example, having a 30 day supply of pills for 60 days indicates a 50% MPR score.
Gap: The number of days the patient has been without the medication
For example, if a patient has prescription with a 30-day supply and has not picked up the prescription in 33 days, he/she has a Gap of 3.
MMPR: Median Medication Possession Ratio
This figure looks at the patient’s previous MPR (excluding the fill they are currently taking) and calculates the median number.
For example, if a patient’s MPR statistics for the last five months were 50, 30, 80, 80, 95, the median number is found by putting the numbers in order of least to greatest (30, 50, 80, 80, 95) and choosing the middle number, 80, eliminating the outliers.
LMPR: Latest Median Possession Ratio
The LMPR calculates the patient’s latest, or last, MPR. It does not account for the fill they are currently taking.
Generate new revenue streams by using OutcomesMTM, a complimentary Medication Therapy Management program found directly in our pharmacy system’s workflow. This service, along with your PioneerRx system, will monitor for significant time lapses for your Medicare Part D patients and gives your pharmacy full access to those patients’ entire prescription histories. Outcomes will develop helpful TIPs (Targeted Intervention Programs) on how to uphold patient compliance and those TIPs are pushed directly into the pharmacy management system. Once the TIP is performed with the patient, your pharmacy can document it with OutcomesMTM to receive financial reimbursement. With PioneerRx Pharmacy Software and OutcomesMTM, your pharmacy can administer the best patient care for completing recommended MTM actions.
Deliver first-rate patient care with PioneerRx and Mirixa. Mirixa is a cost-effective Medication Therapy Management program that is available to all PioneerRx users and found directly inside the pharmacy system’s workflow. With Mirixa, users can evaluate the prescription history of each patient and isolate those non-compliant patients with recommended MTM actions. Once the action is performed with the patient, your pharmacy will record those steps with Mirixa directly inside the pharmacy software. Mirixa will also financially compensate you for promoting long-term health and quality patient care within your pharmacy. Only the best pharmacy management software have this feature integrated directly in their system.
Do you want to increase patient adherence and compliance? With the help of PioneerRx Pharmacy Software’s top-notch programs and features, you can potentially boost your pharmacy’s CMS Five Star Rating by increasing patient adherence. Only the best pharmacy software companies are tracking this directly in the pharmacy system.
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) aims to provide better care, healthier people and communities, and lower cost care.1 In alignment with this goal, CMS developed a one to five star rating system used to evaluate the performance of Medicare Advantage plans. A plan’s star rating is significant because it directly affects their compensation and marketing advantages.
Medicare Advantage plans are rated on performance areas, including outcome measures (improvement in health), intermediate outcome measures, patient experience, access measures (barriers to care), and process measures (how care is provided).1
Part D plans are rated on performance measures for four domains: Drug Plan Customer Service, Member Complaints, Problems Getting Services, and Choosing to Leave the Plan, Member Experience with Drug Plan, and Drug Pricing and Patient Safety. The Drug Pricing and Patient Safety domain includes Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA)-supported medication adherence measures.2
CMS also uses Display Measures to further evaluate Part D plans. Although not included in the plans’ star ratings, these evaluations are reported to CMS and are displayed on the “Patient Safety” website. PQA-supported measures of medication safety, including drug-drug interactions, excessive doses of oral diabetes medications, and completion rate of Comprehensive Medication Reviews, are measured and reported.2 This is where pharmacies come in!
Data is collected detailing pharmacies’ performance in areas such as vaccinations, health coaching, medication therapy management, health promotion, care coordination, and adherence counseling.1 Medicare Advantage plans are particularly focused on medication adherence for Part D patients receiving maintenance medications for diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension, and cholesterol.
Pharmacies’ performance evaluations could potentially determine whether a Medicare Advantage plan includes a pharmacy in a preferred network. Plans may seek pharmacies who support their goals and who are willing to work to boost their performance numbers, such as those related to medication adherence.
For pharmacies, this may be a prime opportunity to collaborate with Medicare Advantage plans to improve star ratings and ensure patients are receiving appropriate care.
The landscape of healthcare is evolving; in the future, pharmacies will play a growing role in providing comprehensive healthcare to their patients. We recommend you learn more about the CMS star-rating system and how your pharmacy is being evaluated.
With the PioneerRx Workflow Calendar you can quickly review your pharmacy’s workload in one convenient, easy-to-use location. This interactive calendar displays all prescriptions that are due for refill on each day of the month and can help the pharmacy identify compliance opportunities. Prescriptions are itemized by Regular Fills, Retail Sync Fills, Facility Cycle Fills, and also a grand total of all prescriptions. Selecting the various fill types will provide users with a detailed break-down per patient and display the workflow status of his/her prescriptions. Users can also save time by processing a patient’s outstanding Cycle Fills directly from the Workflow Calendar. With the calendar’s useful Ready % column, your staff can easily see how many prescriptions for each patient are ready for pick-up or delivery.
It is one of the best resources when planning workflow, scheduling staff coverage, or just adding new sync patients to your month. Pharmacies should use the Workflow Calendar to their advantage to maintain steady workflow progress and to ensure that prescriptions will be filled in a timely manner, optimizing the potential for better health outcomes. The Workflow Calendar is just one of the many built-in, time-saving tools that the PioneerRx Pharmacy Software offers to its customers.
Interested in providing your customers enhanced services? With PioneerRx, recording patient labs values has never been easier! Only the best pharmacy software system integrates lab value documentation directly into the patient profile.
PioneerRx’s intuitive system will even notify users when a patient’s lab results are overdue by highlighting the lab in red on the patient’s profile and can automatically create an MTM action for that patient. This ensures that patients never miss scheduled lab work and serves to further improve patient wellness!
Remind your patients of ready prescriptions directly form your pharmacy system. With our built-in patient notifications option you can send messages directly to your customer’s phone or email address when prescriptions are complete and ready for pickup, delivery, or shipment. More importantly you can adjust the frequency of these messages for forgetful patients to remind them of their completed medications until they are picked up through the point of sale. IVR notifications are also available to pharmacies that have an account with an IVR company. See our Marketplace to see which IVR companies are integrated with our pharmacy software.
Many studies confirm that, on average, patients are five days late refilling their maintenance medications. That’s the equivalent of two missed refills per year. With integrated Automatic Refill options, your pharmacy can help improve your patients’ health and adherence scores.
Combine Automatic Refills and Patient Notifications for even better adherence practices. This is the pharmacy technology that helps you make more money and have more fun.
Rapid Data Entry and Enhanced Workflow
Who knew saving time could be so easy! With all the speed features PioneerRx can offer, you are sure to cut your time spent behind the computer.
Incoming Documents and Faxes is a feature of only a few pharmacy systems. PioneerRx includes the ability to receive faxes directly into the pharmacy software. In addition, documents can be automatically imported from a folder into the same queue. Once in PioneerRx, tools exist to do one of the following:
- Connect the document to a patient as a prescription and put it in the priority fill request queue.
- Store the document in one of the many areas of the system that supports documents. These include: Patient, Prescriber, Prescription, Rx Item, Retail Item, Compound, Supplier, Third Party, Patient Insurance, Facility, Employee and A/R Account.
- Mark it and the source phone number as spam and delete.
The intake queue, an integrated workflow tool, allows the user the ability to scan and assign prescriptions to a patient at one workstation, while another user at a different workstation can fill the same prescriptions. This unique feature increases productivity and allows your pharmacy to divide and conquer patients’ prescriptions. The intake queue saves you time, all while allowing you to make more money and have more fun.
With PioneerRx’s Pre-Check station, pharmacists can verify the prescription is correct before it is ever adjudicated to the third party. This not only saves you time from backtracking post adjudication, but saves you money by stopping your system from printing an incorrect label. PioneerRx helps your pharmacy run smoother from start to finish.
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Now, you can easily pull prescriptions with PioneerRx’s Hard Copy Image. By using this in your daily workflow, you can scan and tie the prescription right in your pharmacy system. Not only can you easily retrieve all of your prescriptions, but you can also scan patient, item or drug documents right into your database. These documents are always view-able on any workstation. Why waste time searching through stacks of documents when your pharmacy management system can provide easy, instant access to all of them!
Only the top pharmacy software system has workflow built right in. With PioneerRx, you will find workflow is integrated into every step so your pharmacy system will work for you, not the other way around. Workflow is also customizable within PioneerRx in order to tailor your pharmacy system to your store’s unique needs. As Mark Nelson always says, “Don’t let workflow hinder how you want to work. You’re independent for a reason.”
With our pharmacy system, everything you need is at your fingertips. When using hard copy scanning, document management is a breeze. You can link documents to prescriptions, patients, prescribers, items, suppliers, employees, third parties, facilities and so much more.
PioneerRx will now make it easier than ever to add new patients. Quickly and easily add patients into the pharmacy system by just a scan of their driver’s license.
Do you have to go outside of your pharmacy system to look up prescriber information? With PioneerRx, you can seamlessly add or update prescribers from the National Provider Registry and DEA database all within your pharmacy system. By keeping it in inside your system, you keep the workflow moving for faster dispensing of the patients’ medication.
With our pharmacy software, PioneerRx, you will have advanced capabilities for importing and viewing eScripts. These tweaks inside the system will improve the workflow of your pharmacy by prepopulating fields with the eScript’s data with no need to open multiple windows.
PioneerRx was also one of the first out to the market with integrated EPCS requirements, so your pharmacy is eligible to receive controlled substances directly in your fill request queue.
PioneerRx was one of the first on the market to integrate CoverMyMeds directly into the pharmacy system’s workflow. CoverMyMeds is a free service that provides instant access to Prior Authorization (PA) forms for all Medicare Part D plans, Medicaid plans, and most commercial insurance plans. CoverMyMeds will process rejections due to Product/Service Not Covered, Prior Authorization Required, and Plan Limitations Exceeded. Within minutes, the correct prior authorization is found and can be completed online with data automatically pulled from our pharmacy system. This form is then faxed or sent electronically to the physician’s office for speedy completion.
Wow your customers by filling their prescriptions faster. What once took days to get PA forms back now takes hours with the use of CoverMyMeds.
Don’t worry about patients not having their insurance card when dropping off their prescriptions. With our Medicare and Insurance Lookup feature in PioneerRx, you can quickly and easily search for the patient’s third party information. All you need is their name, DOB, gender, social security number, and zip code to find them in our third party eligibility check program. How easy is that?
Will call is a crucial and beneficial step in your pharmacy’s workflow. Instead of the clerk having to interrupt the pharmacy staff to ask where prescriptions are in the process, they can easily view prescriptions within the POS. From this step, the clerk can see if a prescription is “Ready”; “Refill too soon”; Renew pending”; or “On order”.
Prescription Easy Bagging
Where many pharmacy systems require you to print additional barcodes to bag prescriptions together, PioneerRx features Easy Bagging. With Easy Bagging, simply scan each item on the bag, then scan into the appropriate will call bin. At the point of sale, the clerk can quickly scan any of the barcodes in the bag to bring up all the items.
To ensure that your customers leave with not only all of their scripts, but all of their households’ scripts, we have introduced prescription notifications into the point of sale workflow. When a sale is totaled, the clerk is alerted if the patient (or any patients at that same address) have any other additional prescriptions ready or in process. This gets everything out the door and saves the customer another potential trip to the pharmacy.
Automatically bill the primary and secondary third parties directly within the pharmacy system. With PioneerRx, once you submit a transmitted claim, the third party will return a response right back. This is information can all be found back in the pharmacy system.
With CoverMyMeds, pharmacists can send data directly from the pharmacy system to CoverMyMeds in order to create a third party-specific prior authorization form to send to the prescriber.
Making more money is always more fun. See how these PioneerRx features will take your pharmacy to the next level.
PioneerRx allows you to create and manage A/R accounts, otherwise known as charge accounts, for your customers. The account is integrated into the patient’s profile and works just like a credit card so you can manage your customers’ spending limit, limit sale categories, auto-charge delivery transactions, and so much more. This feature is available within the pharmacy software at no extra charge.
With 835 Third Party Reconciliation, PioneerRx lets you keep all of your financials in one location. This makes it even easier to manage your pharmacy’s business.
Reconciliation Service Plan
All available 835 remit files are automatically downloaded and reconciled overnight when payments match the details on the file. PioneerRx personnel handle files that cannot be processed completely because of claim fees, wrong check number, or wrong reconciliation account. Those payments covered by other manual remittances are handled and reconciled manually buy the store. As always, the store is responsible for posting all payments in PioneerRx.
Contact our accounting department at 1-800-850-5111 to learn more!
Prescription DIR fees have quickly become a heated point of contention within the pharmacy industry. Rest assured, PioneerRx’s pharmacy technology has the tools to protect your independent pharmacy from this growing problem. With this pharmacy management system, you can quickly and easily identify losses on a prescription due to a Third Party’s DIR fees!
PioneerRx makes it simple to load the DIR percentage or dollar amount directly into each Third Party’s profile. That DIR fee will then be applied to every prescription where that Third Party is selected as the pay method.
PioneerRx Pharmacy Software readily displays the value of the DIR fee in the Gross Profit section of the prescription’s pricing information and alerts the user when the prescription dips into a negative Gross Profit due to the applied DIR fee. This helps pharmacies identify where the loss is coming from, so they can determine how to best proceed with the prescription.
Pre and post edits are built into PioneerRx software at no extra charge. Most other software vendors offer this service with claim switching and may charge as much as seven cents per fill, which quickly adds up.
Pre Edit is an evaluation of the prescription data before it is sent in order to determine items that need to be corrected. Post Edit is an evaluation of the claim data after it is adjudicated. You decide whether to reject, review, or ignore each type of pre and post edit issue.
Here are some examples of how you can use Pre/Post Edits in your Pharmacy.
Base Limited (Post Edit)
Pharmacy contracts are typically based upon AWP – X% + Fee or MAC + Fee. The non-fee version (underlined) is called the Basis. If a pharmacy transmits a claim with a basis less than their contract, the third party will typically pay the reduced amount. If this occurs, a Basis Limited post edit will be triggered.
With PioneerRx you can make more money by finding and correcting pricing mistakes that cause Basis Limited claims.
Cash Limited (Post Edit)
Pharmacy contracts typically limit reimbursement to the minimum of the contracted amount or the pharmacy’s Usual & Customary (Cash) price. The Cash price is transmitted with the claim. If this limits the third party payment, a Cash Limited post edit will be triggered.
Use this handy post edit to find and correct pricing mistakes that cause Cash Limited claims.
DAW Code (Pre and Post Edit)
If a generic is available and a brand is dispensed without a reason provided, many pharmacy contracts will reduce reimbursement to the contract amount for the generic. Dispensing a brand when a generic is available will trigger a DAW Code pre and post edit, if a DAW code isn’t selected.
One Texas pharmacy converted to PioneerRx and found that they had been being cut back $800 per fill on a drug in their previous system due to this issue. PioneerRx found the problem and they were able to fix the prescription.
Package Size (Pre and Post Edit)
If an item that should not normally be broken down (Vial, Tube, etc) is filled with an incompatible dispensed size, Package Size pre and post edits are triggered. Filling with the wrong size can cause a significant loss of profit and possibly trigger an audit.
The average pharmacy makes an additional $100-$400 a month when these errors are corrected.
Third Party Remitted a Negative Amount (Post Edit)
Some third party plans are simply discount plans with 100% copay. Many charge the pharmacy for the privilege of accepting this plan. The third party sends the pharmacy a bill for these amounts. If a prescription returns a negative remitted amount where the pharmacy would owe a third party for filling a script, a Third Party Negative Remitted Amount post edit is triggered. Then, simply switch the prescription to cash or another discount plan that does not include a negative remitted amount.
Avoid paying unnecessary third party fees.
Obsolete NDC (Pre and Post Edit)
If an item is dispensed with an expired NDC, a pre and post edit is triggered. Inadvertently using a wrong or expired NDC could reduce your reimbursement and possibly trigger an audit.
Using this pre and post edit you could be preventing obsolete NDCs from ever being submitted.
Dispensing Item Out of Stock (Pre and Post Edit)
Keeping a perpetual inventory is a challenge in many pharmacy systems due to the dispensed item changing on refills. PioneerRx makes it easy with Dispensed Item Out of Stock pre and post edits.
Low Profit (Post Edit)
If the gross profit on a prescription is less than the minimum percent or dollar value set by the pharmacy, a Low Profit post edit will be triggered. In addition, Smart Profit Reject allows the pharmacy to include consideration of rebates and the last cost paid for the item before prompting a Low Profit post edit.
Patient ID Missing (Pre and Post Edit)
If patient identification, such as a driver’s license or social security number, is required due to the schedule of the dispensed item and it has not been entered, Patient ID Missing pre and post edits are triggered.
Patient Information Missing (Pre and Post Edit)
If the patient’s allergy, other medications and/or medical conditions are missing or out of date and a prescription is filled, Patient Information Missing pre and post edits are triggered.
Missing or Invalid DEA (Pre and Post Edit)
If a prescriber with a missing or invalid DEA is attached to a prescription, and the DEA number is required due to the dispensed item, Missing or Invalid DEA pre and post edits are triggered.
High Copay (Post Edit)
The pharmacy can define a high copay amount in location options. If a copay is higher than the amount defined, the pharmacy may choose to verify that the patient wants the item before it is filled. If a claim is adjudicated with a copay that exceeds this amount, a High Copay post edit is triggered.
Higher Secondary Copay (Post Edit)
If the secondary third party returns with a higher copay amount than the primary, a Higher Secondary Copay post edit is triggered. Misconfigured coupons or third party settings typically cause this error.
Missing or Invalid DPS (Pre and Post Edit) Texas
If a prescriber with a missing or invalid DPS is attached to a prescription, and the DPS number is required due to the dispensed item, Missing or Invalid DPS pre and post edits are triggered.
Has a third party ever had a patient’s birthday or other information incorrect in their database? PioneerRx’s pharmacy information system uses Claim Overrides to submit the data they require without overwriting accurate information.
PioneerRx includes statistical data analysis of cash and third party pricing for pharmacies across the country. With our pharmacy software, you can competitively price prescriptions. Never blindly price your cash prescriptions again.
It’s your money! Get more back from third parties with AWP Rebilling from PioneerRx.
Third parties base a pharmacy’s contracts upon some form of manufacturer’s price. When a manufacturer increases their price, many third parties experience a delay in obtaining and entering the new information into their systems.
When this situation occurs, the pharmacy may not receive the correct amount of payment. In order to receive this amount, the claim must be re-billed to the third party within the “window” for claims resubmission. Because some claims may not be reversed, oftentimes pharmacies experience losses when attempting to resubmit the claim.
AWP Rebilling works to address this problem by absorbing the risk of the reversed transaction. Over 80% of the claims that are re-billed under this system result in increased reimbursement to the pharmacy.
With PioneerRx’s guaranteed program, there is no risk – it’s your money!
PioneerRx handles rebilling with no pharmacy involvement required.
- The sum of losses, new money earned and switch fees are added together to form a “gross” amount based upon monthly performance. (Earnings – Loss – Switching Fees = Gross).
- If the “gross” is negative, the pharmacy is given a credit on their monthly charges.
- If the “gross” is positive, PioneerRx receives 25% for rebilling the claims and absorbing the rebilling risk.
- A real time report is available on-line and the pharmacy receives a monthly detail of the billing activity.
Inventory shouldn’t be hard, and with these integrated features, pharmacies find it easier than ever to manage.
Optimize ordering efficiency by using PioneerRx’s usage-based ordering feature. Quickly and easily create orders for both RX and OTC items based on daily usage.
Ever loan medications to other pharmacies? If so, PioneerRx helps you maintain accurate inventory levels by documenting pharmacy loans. This allows for easy item reconciliation when loans are returned.
With the PioneerRx Pharmacy System, pharmacies can manage multiple wholesalers and catalogs making it easier than ever to order based on price and order history.
The PioneerRx Management System gives pharmacies the capability to record reorder points for retail and Rx items, and gives pharmacists the ability to create an order based on these reorder points directly within the pharmacy software.
With recommended ordering, pharmacies will be notified to reorder an item once its inventory is below the minimum reorder point level. Then, the system will reorder up to the maximum reorder point level to ensure the pharmacy always has what it needs on hand.
Similarly to Recommended Order, Recommended Return determines which items are not being used so they can be returned to the manufacturer for credit. Only the best pharmacy system can maintain better inventories and make more money for your pharmacy.
Pharmacies can manage multiple inventory groups such as retail, Rx, 340B, and PAP (patient assistance program), all within the pharmacy management system.
Users can create a list of all current retail items sold in the store and print coordinating shelf labels. Never spend hours labeling individual items again! PioneerRx Pharmacy Software saves you time and money.
Don’t let this part of the transition scare you, we do it every week!
At PioneerRx, our installation coordinators will be your first point of contact after the sales process. Conversion is usually stressful, but your installation coordinator will help prepare your pharmacy and staff before your new pharmacy system ever goes live.
Before your data is converted, you’ll have an opportunity to approve your data’s new format within the PioneerRx software. InfoWerks is our official conversion vendor.
Conversion can be a word that strikes fear in the heart of many pharmacy owners. Rest assured that with PioneerRx, we take your migration seriously. As a new member of the PioneerRx family you’ll have access to your converted data prior to your scheduled installation. You now have the ability to review and verify your data to ensure the smoothest possible transition.
Through PioneerRx’s customizable reporting features, you are in control of your data and the way you want to see it.
PioneerRx Management System is all about personalization. Reports are arranged according to your unique preferences. Only the best pharmacy software solutions include this kind of customization directly in their software. Customization includes:
- Custom Layouts – Adjust column width; order, group or filter data; and create and save unique layout for future searches.
- Fixed Rows and Columns – Pin specific rows and/or columns for ease of use when scrolling through data.
- Sorting – Sort individual columns or try multiple column sorting.
- Grouping – Organize information in rows with similar values, just like Microsoft Outlook™.
- Filtering – Analyze important data through built-in and custom filter expressions, including regular expressions (regex) and an Excel-style filter dropdown.
- Exporting – Easily export search results to Excel or PDF files.
Top Pharmacy Software company, PioneerRx reports prescription data to pharmaceutical manufacturers to support local drug representatives, specialty drug programs and prescriber programs through both major aggregators: Symphony Health and IMS.
What pharmacy system would be complete without user-customizable reporting? Never again worry about calling into your account manager for something as simple as a report change. With PioneerRx you can find and format the information you need with user-customizable reports, including your prescription label.
Know your numbers! PioneerRx users have access to a wide array of customizable reporting and search tools. In addition to internal reports, adjustable grid columns provide clear and concise search results that can be easily exported from your pharmacy information system to both PDF or Excel formats.
Point of Sale
A truly integrated POS allows you the ease and convenience of accessing your pharmacy information system when you need to most.
PioneerRx pharmacy software’s touchscreen Point of Sale (POS) is completely integrated and is available from any workstation. Having an integrated POS directly in your pharmacy software is critical. This feature alone with help you to maximize profits and improve customer service through direct access to pricing and patient prescription information.
Integrations and 3rd party add-ons can be cumbersome, costly and often frustrating. That’s why PioneerRx Pharmacy Software features a fully integrated and touch-enabled Point of Sale. This makes POS functionality accessible from any workstation in your pharmacy. It’s time to ditch the cash registers and let the PioneerRx Point of Sale help you maximize profits and improve customer service.
In order to maximize profits, retail items should be sold at a price that is in proportion to their cost and the current market. If your cost goes up, the price needs to go up. Your cost to sell the item is the cost to put a replacement on the shelf (replacement cost). This is very difficult to do if you are pricing with stickers on each individual item. Your Pharmacy Management System should seamlessly support shelf sticker pricing with barcode product recognition. This allows you to price the shelf instead of the item. The POS recognizes the item from the barcode and prices it correctly. When costs rise or you decide to change the margin, the system supports easily telling you which shelf stickers need to be reprinted.
Through Shelf Stickers you will be easily able to update and manage retail pricing in your pharmacy by using the best pharmacy software in the market today.
With real-time prescription lookup, our pharmacy management system knows which prescriptions a customer has ready for pickup and what is still processing in the queue. Even better, the system can also tell you any other prescriptions that are ready for customers living at that same address. This feature alone will keep your customers from leaving anything behind and making multiple unnecessary trips back to the pharmacy.
The PioneerRx Management System gives pharmacies the capability to track patients’ purchase history for pseudoephedrine-based (PSE) drugs. The pharmacy system also integrates to report directly to jurisdictions in jurisdictions where direct reporting is available.
With PioneerRx’s point of sale, your pharmacy can easily handle flex transactions through an integrated, SIGIS-certified credit card processor.
Do you want to sell store gift cards to your customers? With PioneerRx at your point of sale you can sell, recharge and utilize store-based gift cards directly in the pharmacy system.
In-store gift cards are a great way to promote the sale of retail and OTC items in your pharmacy. Offering gift cards not only appeals to your existing customers, but it also markets your pharmacy to new and potential customers and patients. Using the PioneerRx Integrated Point of Sale, you will quickly and easily be able to sell, recharge and redeem gift cards in a wide variety of formats.
PioneerRx Pharmacy Software fully supports Apple Pay and NFC (Near Field Communication) cards directly within the pharmacy system. This is a new category of service designed to supply consumers with safe, secure, and easy mobile payments. With this feature alone, we are giving independent pharmacies an edge on security that many of their competitors cannot.
Only the best pharmacy software will do when caring about your customers. With PioneerRx’s integrated Point of Sale, you can offer your customer’s loyalty points all trackable within the pharmacy system. Easily assign your customers a loyalty id, such as a phone number, or integrate with your own loyalty shopper cards for easy retrieval of customer accounts.
All customers are important to the success of your business, but wouldn’t you like to know who your “VIP” Patients are? PioneerRx can help. Each night, your new pharmacy system will calculate and identify those patients who have the highest grossing prescriptions in your pharmacy. Patients are given a status of Gold, Silver, or Bronze, and these rankings are visible from both the PioneerRx Alerts Screen and the Point of Sale. Whether you smile a little brighter or offer free bottles of water, remember: Gold VIP customers comprise the top 5% of prescriptions that contribute to your overall business.
Store credit cards on file for autopay with both ease and peace of mind.
At PioneerRx, we take your pharmacy’s security seriously, which is why we implemented and support credit card encryption and tokenization. Sensitive data is encrypted within the pharmacy system when swiped, and a token is used to replace sensitive material. These tokens hold outside value and cannot be used elsewhere.
Safe storage and transmission of sensitive credit card data is critical to any successful pharmacy. PioneerRx provides your business with state-of-the-art tools that provide both simplicity and security. That’s why PioneerRx Pharmacy Software System utilizes end-to-end encryption. This process securely encrypts credit card data at the time of swipe and makes card data unreadable and unusable to hackers.
With features like our delivery management module and robot automation, PioneerRx will enhance your pharmacy’s workflow.
Tired of ciphering through employees time clocks every week for payroll? Now you can allow employees to clock in/out using their PIN or fingertip directly in the pharmacy system.
PioneerRx Pharmacy Software allows for easy processing of prescriptions for delivery all from the point of sale. This includes reconciling the drawer with delivery transactions and printable nightly delivery reports.
Top Pharmacy Software systems understand the need to interface with 3rd party applications when necessary. PioneerRx only interfaces with the best robots and automation systems on the market today and we do this directly in the pharmacy software. Check out our PioneerRx Marketplace to learn more about different products available.
PioneerRx provides your pharmacy with the ability to add and print customizable patient instructions (sigs codes) in multiple languages. Sig code calculations expedite the data entry process by auto-populating your day’s supply.
Security & Support
Our dedicated support team of pharmacy techs are here to ensure your pharmacy is supported throughout the day. Let us focus on the backend.
Ever wonder if your data could be lost if a disaster happened in your pharmacy? With PioneerRx, you are protected. Your data is backed up not only to the server onsite, but also to a mini Cloud within your system. Behind the scenes, your data backs itself up every 15 minutes onsite to your pharmacy’s server and offsite to the Cloud at PioneerRx’s headquarters. In the event of a serious hardware failure or disaster, you can run your pharmacy from the data in your Cloud across an Internet connection. PioneerRx is the pharmacy software that makes sure you are up and running when everything else is down.
PioneerRx pharmacy software is a true Windows based software, unlike other pharmacy software systems that have attached a Windows interface to 20-year-old code. This is how PioneerRx maintains itself as the best pharmacy software on the market today.
Our Pharmacy System is designed with the latest technology, which promotes flexibility and innovation. As a Microsoft Gold Partner, we have direct access to cutting-edge solutions.
PioneerRx is built with the Microsoft .Net framework and Microsoft SQL Server.
A few key features to PioneerRx include:
The Microsoft Office Ribbon Bar allows for customization and easy navigation of your pharmacy software. The Ribbon Bar is designed to help you quickly find various commands. Commands are organized into logical groups, which are collected together under tabs.
Many pharmacy systems require you to run various reports or searches in order to determine problems. With PioneerRx, the system monitors your business and alerts you when an action requires attention. Clicking on a ToDo item takes you to the applicable section of program and when the ToDo item is corrected, the alert goes away.
PioneerRx includes a Task List to replace the many sticky notes around the pharmacy. Tasks can be created for patients, prescribers, drugs, suppliers, and prescriptions, as well as other places in the system.
Real time alerts pop up in the queue to allow you easy access to monitor your claims and fax activity as its happening.
PioneerRx provides users with a real time alerts queue that highlights important notifications on your home screen sidebar. Think of these alerts as a mini stock ticker but instead of stocks we display claim adjudication status, fax activity and pre/post edit notifications. No more separate menus or screens to navigate through, the PioneerRx alerts queue is easily visible from all areas of your Pharmacy Software System.
Are you meeting legal pharmacy requirements? PioneerRx Pharmacy Software gives the comfort and control to the pharmacies with user specific Biometric-ready logins and manageable permissions.
With PioneerRx’s automatic updates, you never worry about updating your pharmacy system on your own again. PioneerRx’s updates happen automatically and include your software, NPI, DEA, and Drug Database updates. Also in the event that a rollback is ever needed, you can quickly and easily do so at the pharmacy.
At PioneerRx, our primary goal is to help your pharmacy be financially successful by using our software. To reach your pharmacy’s top potential, you need full access to the proper resources. PioneerRx provides ongoing assistance, beginning with thorough training at point of installation and extending to personalized software support for the duration of usage. At PioneerRx, we value your time and understand the importance of urgency and efficiency within the pharmacy; therefore, we strive to deliver speedy response times for all types of questions, requests, and concerns. Our knowledgeable team of support personnel includes:
Upon going live with PioneerRx software, each pharmacy is assigned to an Account Manager who will provide one-on-one troubleshooting and assistance. With an average of over 10 years of pharmacy experience as licensed pharmacy technicians, our Account Managers can relate to the oftentimes hectic and stressful atmosphere of the pharmacy and can appreciate the need for prompt call-backs.
Over time, your Account Manager will become familiar with your daily schedule and your pharmacy’s business. He/she will note which areas of the software you struggle with most and make recommendations accordingly. Account Managers provide your pharmacy with the most effective troubleshooting and guidance through software issues. All Account Managers attend regular meetings to keep them informed of any software updates. Armed with a strong pharmacy background and comprehensive knowledge of the PioneerRx software, your Account Manager will become an invaluable resource for your pharmacy and is accessible at the click of a button.
Our expert Hardware Support team aims to resolve any and all of your PioneerRx hardware-related issues. Once a pharmacy submits a hardware-related call request to PioneerRx, it is directly assigned to one of our highly-qualified technical support representatives, who will diagnose and rectify the issue for your pharmacy. With solid backgrounds in information systems and PC repair, our skilled Hardware Support members can readily troubleshoot issues and guide you through a solution to the problem.
Accounting Support Services is comprised of our specialized staff that specifically handles PioneerRx accounting questions and calls. The qualified team assists pharmacies with everything from financial research and reporting, pricing, customer A/R accounts, point of sale, inventory, Third Party reconciliation, taxes, credit card reconciliation, and so much more. Backed with an Accounting degree or a CPA, our experienced Accounting Support Team is capable of answering any questions or concerns which focus on your pharmacy’s bottom line.
Ever thought, “There must be an app for that?” Check out how PioneerRx is able to make your life easier with our integrated apps already within the pharmacy system.
If you want to be the best, you need the best products on the marketplace today. With PioneerRx and RxLocal, your pharmacy is always on your patient’s mind. RxLocal is a unique product that gives PioneerRx users the ability to create a website and apple/android applications, all branded to their pharmacy. Website and apps include features like customer refill requests, user-editable content and push notifications, all while connecting it back to your pharmacy software.
The PioneerRx Mobile Inventory Application provides your pharmacy with the technological advantage of wirelessly managing your on-hand inventory. Gone are the tiring days of tracking inventory with pen and paper. Features include will call/inventory bin management, on-hand inventory counts, manually receiving of purchase orders and pill images. You can use this new mobile app on any Apple iOS device. Top pharmacy software creating top pharmacy solutions.
To be the best pharmacy, you need to run the best pharmacy software. PioneerRx Pharmacy Software offers a convenient, easy-to-use app that allows your customers to sign for their prescriptions on an iPad right at the drive-thru window. Signatures are stored electronically within your pharmacy system for easy retrieval in the event of an audit. Also, you can easily show customers when prescriptions have been picked up by an authorized party. Let your pharmacy stand out with innovative technology geared towards better patient interaction.
The top pharmacy software makes sure you are in control when it comes to your patients. With PioneerRx’s Counseling Application, you are able to streamline the patient counseling process. Patient medication history, drug information, and even the patient’s adherence report card is easily pulled from the pharmacy’s database to be displayed in one convenient, easy-to-maneuver location. This application is ideal for the busy pharmacist who always makes time for ensuring their patients’ well being.
The PioneerRx Waiting Board give the pharmacy the freedom of continuing to work, while patients can browse through the store waiting on their prescriptions to be filled. The Waiting Board is a digital monitor that is placed in the pharmacy’s waiting area and can display different “channels” with the following information:
This page notifies patients when their prescriptions are ready for pick-up at the front counter! To maintain PHI compliance, patient names are only displayed with the first initial of their first name and the first three letters of their last name. Your waiting patients will appreciate the convenience of knowing when their prescriptions are ready, all while having the freedom to walk around the store and shop. The pharmacy staff will also benefit from the waiting list, as they will not be interrupted by patients inquiring the status of their prescriptions.
Weather and News
Keep patients up-to-date on current events, such as local weather updates and national news headlines!
Inform patients of your pharmacy’s products, services, and promotions! Some stores also sale this as ad space to local businesses, allowing them to advertise at the pharmacy.
Give your pharmacy the edge it needs over the competition by using the PioneerRx Mobile Delivery app for iPhone. With features such as delivery route planning, processing credit cards, and tracking controlled substances, deliveries are easier than ever! Give your independent pharmacy an edge over the competition by using the PioneerRx Mobile Delivery app for iPhone. With features for delivery route planning, processing credit cards, and tracking controlled substances, deliveries are easier than ever.
PioneerRx Mobile Delivery will streamline the way you deliver to patients, featuring:
- Transaction Completion – Allows all transactions to be completed just as securely as when using your Point of Sale.
- Route Planning –Plans your deliveries using automated tools to help you find the best route available. Utilizes the most popular turn-by-turn navigation applications.
- Payment Processing – Allows you to accept all forms of payment, including credit cards with a custom card reader.
- Controlled Substance Compliance – Prompts for state mandated information about the patient. Uses the magnetic card reader to store information from the patient’s ID.
- Email Verification – Enables emailing a detailed receipt of the delivery transaction to your patient.
Only the best pharmacy software on the market has these integrated features right in the system. No third party company required!
We know how tricky facilities can be. Let PioneerRx show you how to customize your facilities the way they want to be.
Through the pharmacy management system, you can create Medication Administration Records (MARs)/Physician Orders for the benefit of each facility. PioneerRx already supports many different MAR chart types which are all available within the pharmacy system.
By using the Cycle Fill feature directly within our pharmacy software, you are in control of how many times you visit that facility each month.
Utilize the best pharmacy software to group Rx items together and set future adjudication dates on prescriptions. This feature will help the pharmacy create and maintain cycles for all its facility accounts.
With built in long term care functionality, PioneerRx Pharmacy Software takes you to the next level in patient care. Facility billing methods allow the pharmacy the ability to control the ways by which facilities and facility patients are billed. Methods can be applied to individual patients in the facility, or they can be set as the default billing method for a whole wing and all its subsequent patients.
No need for third-party software. With PioneerRx you can compound fully within your pharmacy information system!
PioneerRx knows how important it is to be accurate when it comes to making compounds in your pharmacy. That’s why we integrate with compounding scales directly in the pharmacy computer system. This integration provides more security and accuracy to your compounds.
PioneerRx strives to be not only the best pharmacy system, but also the best compounding system for its customers. With that in mind we know how important your compounding batches can be. That’s why directly in the pharmacy software you can manage your batch quantities and even organize by batch/lot numbers. Making sure you always have them readily available when needed.
Are you are being paid enough? With PioneerRx Pharmacy Software you can create custom pricing for compounds based on ingredients AWPs and ensures you receive the highest third party reimbursement possible.
Don’t worry about trying to be at two places at once. Access your data no matter what store you are at with PioneerRx Central Office.
Central reporting allows the user to print reports for multiple pharmacy locations, all while being at one central location. With PioneerRx Central Office you are in control of all of your pharmacies.
PioneerRx allows your stores to share patients in the Central Office Environment. This feature allows pharmacies to quickly and easily see patients at all other pharmacy locations.
PioneerRx Central Office allows you to quickly and easily transfer patients from one pharmacy to another within your central office environment. Making your pharmacy be able to act more like the big box stores, while still keeping your principles that make you the neighborhood independent pharmacy.
With PioneerRx, pharmacies can now use central items to share drug files across their stores using the central office environment. Making sure all stores are always on the same page.
With Pioneerrx Central Prescribers, pharmacies can now share a database with your own prescriber files across all of your stores through a central office environment.
With the PioneerRx Central Office environment, stores can manage pricing at a central location for all pharmacies under their central office platform.
PioneerRx’s Central Office environment allows you to easily manage your pharmacies accounts receivable all from a central location.
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