There is a greater interest in moving patients from SNFs to in-home care with an emphasis on reducing costs and keeping patients healthy once they're home. These changes have a profound impact on hospitals, SNFs and the pharmacies serving these patients across the continuum, and require greater levels of care coordination.
Rising drug costs and declining reimbursements significantly impact profits, and long-term care pharmacies today have to do more with less.
Making decisions to outsource nonsterile packaging to a reputable, trusted partner frees up internal resources to address sterile packaging needs.
As the Baby Boom generation continues to age and move through the healthcare system, there are approximately 10,000 people entering Medicare every day. Additionally, some estimates are that the number of people over 65 will increase by 50% by 2020. However, there is not a linear translation into an increase in the traditional nursing home beds. With patients demanding more options for care, there is an increased focus on treating patients in a variety of non-acute care settings.