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Tabula Rasa HealthCare Announces Strategic Partnership with Direct Scripts to Provide …

MOORESTOWN, N.J., Sept. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tabula Rasa HealthCare, Inc (TRHC) (NASDAQ: TRHC), a healthcare technology company advancing the field of medication safety, announced a partnership with Direct Scripts, a pharmacy solutions administrator focused on benefits management for self-insured employers.

“We have forged a strategic partnership with Direct Scripts which will enable us to expand our Medication Therapy Management and MedWise™ medication safety review services to additional self-insured employer groups, leveraging both our clinical call centers and community pharmacy network,” said TRHC Chairman and CEO Calvin H. Knowlton, PhD.

The partnership will save self-insured companies costs on their medical spend and improve their employee’s health and well-being through mitigating adverse drug events. The TRHC medication safety solutions will complement Direct Scripts services that reduce prescription program expenses and lower drug costs.

“Direct Scripts not only offers comprehensive pharmacy benefits to thousands of members nationwide, but we also

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Direct Support Professional: Understanding Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation in Kentucky

Each State in the U.S. has a similar definition of abuse, neglect and exploitation. If you are a Direct Support Professional living in Kentucky, you need to know what the State Government of Kentucky defines as abuse, neglect and exploitation.

In most cases, there is no law that requires one to report to when an adult is abused. Mandatory reporting laws in the case of adults, apply only if the victim is married to the offender or has a disability that limits his ability to take care of himself or her. However, under KRS 209, if one witnesses or suspects abuse neglect and exploitation of an adult receiving supports for community living, they are required first to ensure safety of the victim. Then report to the Department of Community Based Services as soon as safe to do so.

For a DSP, it is important to understand what abuse, exploitation and … Read More

Direct Primary Care and Concierge Medicine – What’s the Difference?

The Difference Between Concierge Medicine and Direct Primary Care

Direct primary care (DPC) is a term often linked to its companion in health care, ‘concierge medicine.’ Although the two terms are similar and belong to the same family, concierge medicine is a term that fully embraces or ‘includes’ many different health care delivery models, direct primary care being one of them.

Similarities

DPC practices, similar in philosophy to their concierge medicine lineage – bypass insurance and go for a more ‘direct’ financial relationship with patients and also provide comprehensive care and preventive services for an affordable fee. However, DPC is only one branch in the family tree of concierge medicine.

DPC, like concierge health care practices, remove many of the financial barriers to ‘accessing’ care whenever care is needed. There are no insurance co-pays, deductibles or co-insurance fees. DPC practices also do not typically accept insurance payments, thus avoiding the … Read More