McKesson Specialty Health Integrates Pharmaceutical Distribution Services with PODIS Drug Inventory and Payment Verification System

April 25, 2014

Strategic Alliance Creates First Order-To-Reimbursement Inventory Solution for Ophthalmologists

The Woodlands, Texas and Summit, NJ (April 25, 2014) — Ophthalmology providers now have a powerful turnkey solution that can help them deliver quality care while running their practices more efficiently. McKesson Specialty Health has integrated its state-of-the-art distribution services with General Medical Services’ Physician Office Drug Inventory System (PODIS). This exclusive alliance creates the first end-to-end integrated inventory and order-to-reimbursement verification solution designed specifically for ophthalmologists.

“Integrating our extensive services with the feature-rich PODIS system gives ophthalmology practices a powerful end-to-end solution to support and optimize business health,” said Shawn Seamans, vice president and general manager of Multi-Specialty for McKesson Specialty Health. “Ophthalmologists and their staff now have seamless access to key pharmaceuticals at competitive prices with simplicity, accuracy and transparency every step of the process. This gives practices more control than ever before while reducing costly staff time devoted to ordering, inventory management and payment verification. We are pleased to join with General Medical Services (GMS) to offer this innovative solution that will help keep our mutual customers at the forefront of excellent, efficient quality care,” he added.

GMS CEO Steven Madreperla, MD, PhD said “Drug inventory control has become an important aspect of ophthalmology practice management. As the leading inventory management solution provider in ophthalmology, we are excited to offer this unique solution with McKesson Specialty Health. For the first time, ophthalmology providers have seamless access to a full spectrum of specialty drugs through an optimized system that tracks each dose from order to payment receipt, taking drug management to new levels of performance. We are confident this will result in overall cost savings to the practice,” he concluded.

Healthcare providers will appreciate the multitude of unique benefits the new integrated inventory solution offers, such as:

State-of-the-art ordering and distribution services for specialty drugs:

  • Order accuracy and on-time drug delivery
  • Product integrity and quality
  • Exemplary customer service
  • Competitive pricing

An automated inventory management and payment verification system that provides:

  • Increased efficiency with automated ordering functionality, including split lot orders
  • Real time order tracking and direct payment
  • Charge capture, billing accuracy and payment verification with complete process transparency
  • Reduced administration time

About McKesson Specialty Health

McKesson Specialty Health, a division of McKesson Corporation, empowers the community patient care delivery system by helping community practices advance the science, technology and quality of care. Through innovative clinical, research, business and operational solutions, facilitated by integrated technology systems, we focus on improving the financial health of our customers so they may provide the best care to their patients. For more information, visit

About General Medical Services

General Medical Services is the developer of the industry leading inventory and payment verification system, PODIS® serving and equipping medical practices across the United States to higher levels of efficiency, transparency and accuracy in the buy-and-bill arena. Additionally, General Medical Services is the parent company of PharmAccess GPO.

Through the combination of the PODIS solution and PharmAccess GPO, General Medical Services delivers unparalleled solutions and services to optimize medical practice efficiency.

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