McKesson Debuts Drug Spend Savings Technology at HFMA

June 29, 2018

McKesson RxO® launches a new hospital and health system pharmacy tool

Las Vegas, June 26, 2018McKesson will showcase its comprehensive suite of technology and consulting solutions designed to help hospital and health systems pharmacy leaders track, manage and grow pharmacy operations at the 2018 Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) Annual Conference, June 24-27, in Las Vegas. McKesson also announced the launch of its new Drug Spend Savings Calculator (Booth #1435).

“When you combine Revenue and Patient Assistance Program (PAP) recovery services with McKesson RxO subject matter experts, healthcare leaders can gain critical insights to help maintain a healthy bottom line and achieve meaningful impact for their patients, their pharmacy, and their health system,” said Tom Perry, vice president of sales and support, McKesson RxO®. “McKesson RxO is the missing piece that can help strengthen the relationship between revenue cycle and pharmacy.”

Identify and Collect Hidden Revenue

The health system pharmacy is often overlooked as a piece of the revenue cycle, and given the complexities in reimbursement, many systems are leaving money on the table – the combination of McKesson’s PAP and Revenue Recovery programs focus on the solution. In addition to the obvious expansion into specialty pharmaceuticals and optimizing 340B opportunities, maximizing patient assistance and recovery programs are critical methods pharmacies can use to generate revenue. McKesson’s revenue recovery service can help by identifying hidden revenue and developing a customized action plan to improve cash collections. This includes analyzing drug reimbursement by payer and identifying gaps in payment, reviewing payers’ claims and delivering validated findings to assist in claim reprocessing and reimbursement collection.

Nearly 28.5 million Americans are uninsured or underinsured, leaving them at risk for medical costs they may not be able to afford. Patient Assistance Programs help relieve financial pressures by offering free medications and devices or co-pay assistance. For these patients, and the hospitals and health systems that provide their care, PAPs also play a critical role in promoting medication adherence and a strong relationship between the patient and the pharmacist.

However, securing PAP aid requires hospitals to constantly monitor changes in patient eligibility, use valuable staff time and resources on paperwork, and collect data in a highly-matrixed environment, which can be extremely challenging for hospitals. McKesson’s PAP Recovery team helps hospitals successfully manage the ever-evolving PAP complexities by providing recovery services, including identifying eligible patients, completing and verifying enrollment, and facilitating product recovery. Utilizing technology designed to store patient data, auto-populate required forms, and streamline and track the status of PAP applications, McKesson helps alleviate a number of these challenges and save valuable pharmacy staff time to focus more on patient care. This results in increased patient enrollment and drug replacements for health system pharmacies, reduced strain on hospital staff resources, and improved regulatory compliance.

Gain Insight to Reduce Drug Spend

Pharmacy directors face increasing pressure to leverage data and analytics to reduce drug costs and drive quality. Effectively using data to manage drug spend while driving quality patient care requires a clear view into the pharmacy’s purchasing history and spending trends. McKesson’s Spend Analytics is a powerful web-based solution featuring rich analytics, a smart dashboard and the ability to create custom reports to help health system pharmacies regularly evaluate and leverage drug spend data.

About McKesson Corporation

McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 6th on the FORTUNE 500, is a global leader in healthcare supply chain management solutions, retail pharmacy, community oncology and specialty care, and healthcare information technology. McKesson partners with pharmaceutical manufacturers, providers, pharmacies, governments and other organizations in healthcare to help provide the right medicines, medical products and healthcare services to the right patients at the right time, safely and cost-effectively. United by our ICARE shared principles, our employees work every day to innovate and deliver opportunities that make our customers and partners more successful—all for the better health of patients. McKesson has been named the “Most Admired Company” in the healthcare wholesaler category by FORTUNE, a “Best Place to Work” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, and a top military-friendly company by Military Friendly. For more information, visit

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