It can sometimes be a bumpy road when it comes to getting essential medications in the hands of patients facing complex or chronic medical conditions, according to a recent survey of more than 400 nurses.
This survey was mentioned here a few weeks ago, in From Patient to Prescription: Nurses Hold the Key about the crucial role nurses play by being at the ‘point of prescribing.’
Let’s take a closer look at the three areas that nurses reported being particularly challenging in getting patients started on their plan of therapy – and how a specialty pharmacy can smooth the path.
1. Research Burdens
More than half of nurses find themselves burdened with using online medication resources several times each week so that their patients understand their prescribed medications.
Partnering with the right specialty pharmacy would free up nurses’ time, as the pharmacy is able to fill this patient education need.
2. Coverage Confusion
Another area that eats up a frustrating amount of time for nurses is the task of figuring out which medication is covered by a patient’s particular health insurance plan.
Once again, the right specialty pharmacy partnership can help here; since this is a chore that can be outsourced to the specialty pharmacy.
3. PA Headaches
Nurses express frustration with trying to navigate through the prior authorization process, especially when a PA is rejected. Yep, you guessed it, the right specialty pharmacy can step in here, as well. So nurses can use their valuable and limited time caring for patients, instead of chasing down paperwork.
Not every specialty pharmacy does these things, but you can count on BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy. BioPlus understands how important it is to remove barriers faced by medical staff so that patients can get on the fast & easy path to start therapy.
If you’re looking for a smoother path for you and your patients, refer to BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy.