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Filling Gaps in Pharmacy Leadership

Oct 12, 2020 8:00:00 AM
Did you know that Comprehensive Pharmacy Services is exceptionally resourced to fill gaps in pharmacy leadership when a ...

Medication Reconciliation During Transitions of Care

Oct 11, 2020 4:47:05 PM
Caregivers at transition points may inadvertently omit needed mediations, unnecessarily duplicate existing therapies, ...

World Congress 340B Speaker Series - The Importance of an Engaged 340B Oversight Committee (09/29/20)

Sep 29, 2020 10:00:00 AM
A key component of the 340B program is program compliance and integrity.  Covered Entities must agree to comply with ...

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The SPARx Solution

Sep 29, 2020 8:00:44 AM
With the specialty drug market projected already exceeding $250 billion and representing greater than 50% of all drug ...

Becker's Hospital Review - What the Health System Administrator Wants to Know about Specialty Pharmacy (09/28/20)

Sep 28, 2020 10:00:00 AM
With hospitals and health systems increasingly seeking to improve control over the patient journey while retaining ...

Supply Chain GPO

Aug 26, 2020 3:20:50 PM
COVID-19 has caused supply chain interruptions for hospitals and health systems across the country. To help meet these ...

Patient Care Services Center

Aug 20, 2020 6:31:05 PM
In the early days of SPARx, we realized that many of our clients needed additional front-end support for filling ...

SPARx Specialty Video

Aug 20, 2020 6:25:59 PM
With the specialty drug market projected already exceeding $250 billion and representing greater than 50% of all drug ...

SPARx Infusion Video

Aug 20, 2020 6:19:38 PM
Many changes have impacted hospital infusion services in recent years. New changes will continue to challenge hospitals ...

SPARx Retail Video

Aug 20, 2020 11:03:00 AM
An optimized retail pharmacy is key to specialty pharmacy success. SPARx serves our client partners in optimizing their ...

What is SPARx?

Aug 20, 2020 9:00:00 AM
The specialty pharmacy sector presents a rapidly growing opportunity for hospitals and health systems. As medications ...

TELEpharmacy Support During COVID-19

Aug 18, 2020 9:00:00 AM
COVID-19 continues to impact hospitals in communities across the country, putting pressure on front-line staff. CPS ...

Comprehensive Pharmacy Solution’s Jack Anderson Named to Bellwether League’s Health Care Supply Chain Hall of Fame

Aug 6, 2020 6:26:37 AM
CPS PSI Supply Chain Director Receives Prestigious Bellwether Hall of Fame Honor Comprehensive Pharmacy Services, LLC ...

Achieving Rehab Goals in a Pandemic

Jul 14, 2020 6:00:00 AM
COVID-19 has impacted every aspect of healthcare, including rehab programs. Revenues are down though chronic ...

SPARx Patient Care Services Achieves Accreditation with ACHC

Jun 30, 2020 8:00:00 AM
Memphis, TN – Comprehensive Pharmacy Services, LLC (“CPS”), through its SPARxSM service offering, proudly announces its ...

Optimizing the Pharmacy During Leadership Vacancies

Jun 25, 2020 7:21:11 AM
COVID-19 continues to impact the short and long-term strategies of hospitals, health systems, and pharmacies. Due to ...

Maximizing 340B in Response to COVID-19

Jun 18, 2020 10:51:49 PM
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted nearly every aspect of healthcare, including the 340B drug pricing program. The ...

Ohio welcomes Comprehensive Pharmacy Services Headquarters

Jun 18, 2020 10:16:28 PM
CPS is officially moving its corporate headquarters from Memphis TN to Dublin OH, a Columbus suburb. The new ...

340B -- Window of Opportunity

Jun 17, 2020 4:56:16 PM
340B Windows of Opportunity

340B and Unused Alquots

Jun 12, 2020 8:46:33 AM
Managing Unused Aliquots in 340B: Or -- Horseshoes, Hand Grenades, and 340B

Lowering Costs & Driving Revenue with Outpatient Pharmacy

Jun 11, 2020 9:00:00 AM
The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically impacted hospitals and health systems operationally, clinically and financially. ...

Optimize Pharmacy Operations While Facilitating Successful Transitions of Leadership

Jun 3, 2020 9:00:06 AM
Explore the CPS Interim Pharmacy Leadership Solution

CPS GPO Partners with Leiters for Compounded Sterile Preparations

May 15, 2020 7:55:42 AM
CPS’ newly-formed GPO Comprehensive Purchasing Alliance (CPA) is partnering with Leiters to be the leading 503B service ...

National Hospital Week

May 11, 2020 4:02:37 PM
National Hospital Week, traditionally celebrated May 10-16, takes on a bigger meaning this year in light of COVID-19. ...

Rapid Implementation Remote Pharmacy Services

May 6, 2020 10:14:58 AM
 

Why Your Hospital Needs Specialty Pharamcy and Infusion Therapies

May 6, 2020 6:27:59 AM
Less than two percent of patients require high-cost specialty pharmacy medications to treat their complex chronic ...

Medical Center Partners with SPARx for Specialty & Ambulatory Care

Apr 30, 2020 7:52:04 AM
When a large health system located in the southern United States needed to expand their services to include specialty ...

Comprehensive Pharmacy Services Contributes $100,000 to Pharmacy Employee Relief Fund

Apr 24, 2020 8:33:09 AM
We are living in unprecedented times, so there is no better moment to all come together to support our valued pharmacy ...

Have Confidence in Your Supply Chain with Efficient Materials Management Services

Apr 21, 2020 12:00:00 PM
PSI Supply Chain understands the challenges facing hospitals and health systems as they seek reliable sources for ...

Maintain Pharmacy Efficiency During COVID-19

Apr 21, 2020 5:33:45 AM
Maintaining efficient pharmacy operations during the COVID-19 pandemic is paramount. The CPS Telepharmacy team ...

Getting the Most from Rehabilitation Operations

Apr 16, 2020 8:00:00 AM
The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting hospital operations across the care continuum and forcing facilities to shift their ...

340B and HRSA Changes From COVID-19

Apr 14, 2020 5:45:51 AM
COVID-19 brings with it changes from 340B and HRSA. Join us for a look at general flexibilities, changes due to social ...

Comprehensive Pharmacy Services Taps Chuck Ball as President of Sales Division in Strategic Expansion Move

Apr 13, 2020 9:00:00 AM
Ball brings nearly three decades of executive experience in health system sales, pharmacy services, pharmaceutical ...

Protecting Our Partners & Patients

Apr 6, 2020 9:12:05 AM
For hospitals and health systems, the COVID-19 pandemic is an all hands-on deck situation which requires a massive ...

340B, Telemedicine, Covid-19 and Telstar

Mar 26, 2020 9:44:30 AM
 

Is your hospital at risk for compromising patient safety?

Mar 17, 2020 8:00:00 AM
Have you considered the statistics of how patients manage their medications once they leave the hospital?

Comprehensive Pharmacy Services Leader Launches SPARx with Expanded Specialty Pharmacy Solutions

Mar 16, 2020 8:00:00 AM
FOR RELEASE: March 16, 2020

CPS Launches a New Spark for Specialty Pharmacy

Feb 17, 2020 9:00:00 AM
CPS has been transforming pharmacies across the country for nearly half a century by delivering leading pharmacy ...

Reducing Nursing Overrides from Automated Dispensing Machines

Jan 23, 2020 7:54:29 AM
Medication errors and adverse drug events (ADEs) can harm patients and impact a hospital’s bottom line. In fact, the ...

340B Leads Convos at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting & Exhibition

Jan 16, 2020 6:32:57 AM
The ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting & Exhibition is the largest gathering of pharmacists in the world.  

Celebrating National Pharmacist Day on January 12th

Jan 12, 2020 10:00:00 AM
At Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS), we have one of the largest teams of pharmacists focused on hospital pharmacy ...

The Threats and Opportunities in Hospital Specialty Pharmacy

Jan 10, 2020 2:10:32 PM
In the era of value-based care, hospitals and health systems face a host of unique challenges including reducing the ...

Michael E. VanderPol Named Divisional Vice President of Pharmaceutical Sourcing for Comprehensive Pharmacy Services

Dec 18, 2019 8:45:00 AM
Pharmaceutical sourcing professional from Walgreens and Smith Drug Co. joins Comprehensive Pharmacy Services.

Comprehensive Pharmacy Services Helps Combat Opioid Crisis with PAInS Program

Dec 15, 2019 3:54:47 PM
NBC featured CPS’ Pharmacist-Driven Analgesia Improvement Stewardship (PAInS) Certificate Program on the Thursday ...

Getting the Biggest Bang from Outpatient Pharmacy

Dec 13, 2019 11:58:31 AM
Hospitals are leaving revenue sources and savings and on the table by not maximizing their outpatient pharmacy ...

National Pharmacy Services Leader CPS Launches Pharmacist-Driven Analgesia Improvement Stewardship Certificate Program

Dec 10, 2019 8:36:57 AM
CPS’ PAInS Program Designed to Help Reduce Opioid Use Through Pharmacist Continuing Education

Visit CPS at the ASHP Midyear Meeting

Dec 8, 2019 4:02:00 AM
In Las Vegas? Stop by booth #1231 to learn how to optimize your Pharmacy!

Telepharmacy: A Win-Win for Hospitals and Patients

Dec 3, 2019 8:00:00 AM
As healthcare shifts from an inpatient to an outpatient service model, the demand for telepharmacy solutions is ...

Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Effects of Metronidazole May Account for the Superior Efficacy of Multidose Therapy Among Women With Trichomoniasis

Nov 8, 2019 9:48:56 AM
Early pharmacokinetic studies of metronidazole (MTZ) for women with trichomoniasis have demonstrated that a single 2-g ...

National Health System Achieves Savings Greater than $6.7 Million Case Study

Oct 31, 2019 12:09:21 PM
In today’s challenging healthcare environment, hospitals and health systems are looking for opportunities to reduce ...

340B and the Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk: Managing Post-Discharge Re-classes: A 'Stealthy' Problem

Oct 24, 2019 12:04:15 PM
I already hear a few of our Curmudgeons chastising me for drawing a comparison of the Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk (Stealth ...

Likely HRSA and CMS Changes Late 2019

Oct 23, 2019 11:12:56 AM
HRSA and CMS Changes The timing for this blog is consistent with autumn – change is in the air. Two significant ...

The Pharmacist’s Role in Driving Clinical Outcomes

Oct 22, 2019 6:22:18 PM
  In the era of value-based healthcare, pharmacists play a key role that results in better clinical outcomes. By ...

Leanne Ebert Murphy Joins CPS as Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Oct 13, 2019 7:52:26 AM
Strategic legal advisor with extensive commercial and health law experience joins the CPS team.  

Optimization and Safety - CPS in Supply Chain World

Oct 7, 2019 4:38:22 PM
CPS was featured in Supply Chain World, a national magazine that profiles the leading companies in supply chain ...

Benjamin R. Hansen has joins CPS as Chief Financial Officer

Sep 26, 2019 8:00:00 AM
Benjamin R. Hansen has joined Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS) as Chief Financial Officer. With more than two ...

Trends in Drug Pricing

Sep 25, 2019 9:07:53 AM
 

Do You Have Antimicrobial Stewardship in Place?

Sep 25, 2019 8:47:04 AM
 

Are you Ready for Changes in Sterile Compounding Compliance?

Sep 25, 2019 8:41:16 AM
 

Leveraging Strategic Partnerships, a CPS White Paper

Sep 17, 2019 9:41:00 AM
Learn how Magruder Hospital (OH) was able to realize over $1.5MM in annualized financial improvements by focusing on ...

Reducing Hospital Readmissions Due To Transitions of Care

Sep 13, 2019 9:56:00 AM
Prior to the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicare spent $17.5 billion on hospital readmissions. Hospitals that ...

Getting Started in Specialty Pharmacy

Sep 12, 2019 3:47:53 PM
CPS Ambulatory and Specialty Pharmacy Services assesses the current situation of facilities to develop a tailored ...

Keith Cook Named President of Ambulatory & Specialty Pharmacy Division

Sep 10, 2019 8:59:20 AM
Memphis, TN – Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS), the nation’s largest hospital pharmacy solutions provider, ...

Visit CPS at the AHA Leadership Summit

Jul 25, 2019 4:03:00 AM
In San Diego? Stop by booth #401 to learn how to optimize your Pharmacy!

Visit CPS at the 340B Summer Conference

Jul 15, 2019 4:02:00 AM
In Washington, D.C.? Stop by booth #317 to learn how to optimize your 340B Strategy!

Comprehensive Pharmacy Services Expands Senior Executive Team with Karl Bedwell

Jul 2, 2019 10:50:26 AM
Former Walmart Executive joins CPS as Chief Information Officer to support rapidly growing company

Enhancing Patient Safety

Jul 2, 2019 8:31:00 AM
Patient safety is a top priority for all hospitals and health systems. Not only do C-Suite executives want to ensure ...

Is Your Hospital a Good Fit for Specialty Pharmacy?

Jul 1, 2019 3:20:14 PM
As pharmaceutical companies continue their laser focus on developing specialty medications for complex chronic ...

CPS Expands Senior Executive Team with Karl Bedwell

Jul 1, 2019 9:04:01 AM
Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS), the nation’s largest hospital pharmacy services provider, has named Karl ...

Crack the Complexities of Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation

Jun 21, 2019 3:01:59 PM
Developing new specialty pharmacy or expanding existing services requires a strategy that successfully navigates the ...

HRSA "Best Practice" Recommendations for 340B Contract Pharmacy Non-Compliance

Jun 19, 2019 10:30:36 AM
HRSA, HSB, and OPA just posted an update.  I will explain the full names represented by the three abbreviations to the ...

Specialty Pharmacy Challenges and Opportunities for Hospitals and Health Systems

Jun 18, 2019 8:35:57 AM
Specialty medications designed to treat complex chronic conditions have dominated new drug development for the past ...

CPS Annual Meeting Hosts 500 Pharmacy Professionals from Across the U.S.

Jun 6, 2019 8:42:00 AM
The nation’s largest private gathering of pharmacy professionals came together May 15 -17, 2019, in Indianapolis, IN, ...

Achieving Continuous Readiness for USP <797> & <800> for a Large Health System

Jun 5, 2019 11:28:56 AM
Regulatory bodies are paying increasing attention to hospital and health system pharmacies regarding sterile medication ...

PSI Supply Chain Solutions

Jun 3, 2019 10:00:00 AM
PSI Supply Chain Solutions

Starting an Ambulatory Care Clinic: Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Clinic

May 6, 2019 10:00:00 AM
Starting an Ambulatory Care Clinic: Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Clinic

Unleashing the Power of 24/7 Pharmacy Services

Apr 17, 2019 10:14:30 AM
With razor thin budgets and the shift to value-based care, the demands on today’s hospital pharmacists are greater than ...

Key Stakeholders Impacting Hospital-Based Specialty Pharmacies: How to Forge Essential Relationships

Apr 2, 2019 8:02:00 AM
Specialty pharmacy is a rapidly growing segment of drug spend, projected to comprise $240 billion in revenues by 2021. ...

2019 Beer's Criteria Updates

Apr 1, 2019 10:00:00 AM
2019 Beer's Criteria Updates

Glycemic Control and Intravenous Insulin within the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Podcast Pearl

Mar 29, 2019 2:57:10 PM
We just published a new podcast titled Glycemic Control and Intravenous Insulin within the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) by ...

ASHP Recognizes Memorial Hospital Pharmacy with National Award

Feb 18, 2019 8:07:52 AM
ASHP Recognizes Memorial Hospital Pharmacy with National Award

HRSA Audit Updates: Why is this Important?

Feb 11, 2019 4:10:39 PM
An update about new demands from HRSA for 340B Covered Entities in 2019

Telepharmacy Outlook for 2019

Feb 11, 2019 2:08:46 PM
In the era of value-based care, telepharmacy services have been shown to help reduce overall healthcare costs and drive ...

Diving into Telepharmacy Trends for Hospitals: Look before you leap!

Jan 7, 2019 10:34:53 AM
Regulations Governing Telepharmacy

The following is a statement from Comprehensive Pharmacy Services on the death of Dayna Less

Nov 21, 2018 8:09:49 AM
On Monday, November 19, 2018, a gunman entered Mercy Hospital & Medical Center in Chicago, killing a police officer, a ...

New HRSA Data Requirements Fall 2018 (Clone)

Nov 14, 2018 12:16:31 PM
What                                                           The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) ...

CPS’ CEO Calvin Johnson (CJ) Featured in Kellogg Magazine

Nov 6, 2018 12:08:30 PM
The Fall/Winter 2018 edition of Kellogg Magazine, published by the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern ...

The CPS Effect

Nov 5, 2018 7:04:10 AM
Transforming pharmacies

How Health Systems Can Navigate the Changing Landscape from Traditional to Specialty Pharmacy Therapies

Oct 23, 2018 10:55:01 AM
Fresh data confirms that spending on traditional pharmaceutical drugs continues to decline while specialty therapies ...

Opioid Overuse in Hospitals Can Be Slowed: Perspectives on a recent study

Oct 22, 2018 10:08:03 AM
In a recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers at Yale New Haven Hospital found that educating ...

Clients save Millions in Drug Spend through the use of Innovative Pharmacy Analytics for Hospitals and Health Systems

Oct 22, 2018 9:31:03 AM
Comprehensive Pharmacy Services RxClinical Analytics 2.0 is a Gamechanger for Managing Drug Hyperinflation and Clinical ...

Telepharmacy and Automation

Oct 11, 2018 12:27:31 PM
Automation is impacting industries all over the world, including the healthcare sector. The amount of data produced ...

340B -- Termination of a 340B Account

Sep 26, 2018 4:18:51 PM
340B: Eligibility – All Good Things Come to an End -- sometimes First: A bit of a history lesson.  Chaucer was the ...

Why your hospital needs Specialty Pharmacy and Infusion Therapies

Sep 19, 2018 8:08:45 AM
Less than two percent of patients require high-cost specialty pharmacy medications to treat complex chronic conditions. ...

Comprehensive Pharmacy Services Named Best Pharmacy Services Provider – U.S.A.

Sep 17, 2018 1:42:33 PM
Global Health and Pharmacy (GHP) has selected Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS) as Best Pharmacy Support Services ...

The New CPS Podcast Channel

Aug 28, 2018 2:31:57 PM
CPS Education recently launched a podcast channel.  Our original focus was to produce informational clinical subjects ...

Tips on Choosing the Right Telepharmacy Provider to Maximize Saving

Aug 27, 2018 1:04:36 PM
Telepharmacy solutions are helping to drive down pharmacy costs without negatively impacting operations and patient ...

Advantages and Disadvantages of Telepharmacy Services: Know what to look for

Aug 6, 2018 7:55:18 AM
The digital age has ushered in a wave of innovation with expanded access to a multitude of life-changing advances in ...

Telepharmacy: A Business Case

Jul 11, 2018 11:08:07 AM
In order to reduce adverse drug events and impact patient safety, many states have enacted statutes that require a ...

Quarterly Child Site Additions

Jul 2, 2018 1:51:21 PM
 

Comprehensive Pharmacy Services Expands Telepharmacy Solutions

Jun 11, 2018 10:36:24 AM
FOR RELEASE: June 11, 2018

University of Louisville Hospital and Comprehensive Pharmacy Services Partner to Deliver Game-Changing Specialty Pharmacy Services

May 8, 2018 8:06:00 PM
FOR RELEASE: 05/07/2018 CONTACT: Rod Recor Rod.Recor@cpspharm.com 901-748-0470

340B: When a Drug is not "A Drug"

Mar 26, 2018 8:03:00 PM
As a teaser: This blog will explain when and where you can use GPO in place of WAC for outpatients, and remain `100% ...

Use it (right or Lose It!: Documenting Use of 340B Savings

Mar 23, 2018 7:58:00 PM
A Little History Lesson. . . The House Committee on Energy and Commerce created the intent of the 340B program in 1992, ...

The Time to Prepare for Specialty Pharmacy is Now

Feb 26, 2018 10:42:00 AM
For health leaders looking for their next opportunity to improve patient care capabilities and generate revenue, ...

340B Staffing and Windsurfing

Feb 16, 2018 3:45:05 PM

340B, Drug Shortages, and Private Label Drugs

Jan 26, 2018 8:35:00 AM
 

340B Oversight Committees: Formation and Maintenance

Jan 24, 2018 2:09:45 PM
To honor the Curmudgeon Coalition, here is a quote from Fred Allen:

Managing 340B Without Split Billing Software: A Risky Venture

Jan 11, 2018 1:02:59 PM
Today’s Blog is about managing 340B in Mixed-use areas without using a Split Billing Software.

340B Internal Audits: Best Practices

Dec 28, 2017 9:31:14 AM
Today’s 340B Blog is brief: a graphic representation of the four elements of 340B Internal Audits.  The link below will ...

Comprehensive Pharmacy Services Distributes $83,000 to Support Hurricane Recovery Efforts

Dec 22, 2017 12:21:00 PM
Comprehensive Pharmacy Services Sends Aid for Puerto Rico and Houston Disaster Relief

340B and Managing Waste

Dec 15, 2017 10:52:00 AM
 

340B CMS Payment Reductions and Aesop’s Fable 613

Nov 6, 2017 5:39:00 PM
Preamble We polled the formal members of the Curmudgeon Coalition early today with this question: Should we be cynical ...

Elevating the Pharmacist as a Strategic Asset

Oct 20, 2017 5:00:25 AM
The shift to value-based care models continues to impact healthcare as hospitals and health systems look to pharmacists ...

340B Congressional Hearings and Underdog the Cartoon

Oct 12, 2017 4:29:00 PM
  As always, first a tribute to those curmudgeons out there, and they not only know who they are, but are now joining ...

340B, Manufacturer Audits, and The Fourth Tower of Inverness

Oct 2, 2017 10:23:19 AM
I know, the Curmudgeon Caucus (and the members know who they are) is already asking, what in the world does 340B have ...

Comprehensive Pharmacy Services Announces Strategic Acquisition of Pharmacy Systems, Inc.

Sep 18, 2017 11:25:00 AM
Combined Company Will Control Nearly $2B in US Hospital Drug Spend and Serve Over 700 Hospitals with broad pharmacy ...

Innovative Ambulatory and Specialty Pharmacy Solutions Launched to Meet Growing Specialty Drug Opportunity for Hospitals

Sep 5, 2017 1:39:00 PM
Comprehensive Pharmacy Services and 4Front Consulting combine capabilities to Deliver Turnkey Specialty Pharmacy Support

340B Patient Eligibility and Aesop's Fable 35

Aug 24, 2017 12:54:36 PM
Just the rumor we planned a 340B blog that would relate to another Aesop fable has the Curmudgeons at Large (and they ...

340B and Infusion Centers, Gossip and Aesop’s Fable #488

Aug 24, 2017 12:49:00 PM
OK, no more talk about Curmudgeon’s, because the Curmudgeon’s out there (and they know who they are) are complaining ...

340B and The Solar Eclipse

Aug 16, 2017 8:46:55 AM
Back in 1991 this writer spent four months in Maui working on a project for a local facility.  It happens there was a ...

Leveraging Pharmacy Services to Drive Value: Identifying Opportunities for Pharmacy to Support Value-Based Care & Better Patient Outcomes.

Jul 25, 2017 6:01:44 AM
The pharmacy can play a pivotal role in lowering risk, improving outcomes and reducing costs across the continuum of ...

340B Contract Pharmacies and 'Wall Street'

Jul 23, 2017 10:04:00 AM
As always, a few curmudgeons (and they know who they are) will criticize a comparison of 340B Contract Pharmacies and ...

340B: Recertification and Dog Days of Summer

Jul 11, 2017 7:17:00 AM
 

340B: To be or not to be. . . A Child Site

Jun 30, 2017 9:00:00 AM
Possibly the best known soliloquy ever quoted (or misquoted) is from the ‘Nunnery’ scene of Hamlet, Act III Scene one: ...

Capturing New Sources of Revenue with a Hospital-Owned Outpatient Pharmacy: A White Paper Providing Five Best Practices

Jun 29, 2017 12:19:00 PM
Is your hospital missing out on revenue and savings by not having an outpatient pharmacy? Or is your outpatient ...

Hospitals Rein in Drug Costs for Inpatients

Jun 8, 2017 4:58:00 PM
When Cleveland Clinic launched an initiative to control drug costs, Jeff Rosner, senior director of pharmacy ...

Hypertension in the Elderly: How low should we go?

Jun 2, 2017 5:42:00 PM
The American College of Physicians (ACP) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) released guidelines on ...

340B Potential Changes and Mark Twain

May 26, 2017 10:23:26 AM
Quotes from intelligent people make less stellar authors sound better (by association)  

Antimicrobial/Antibiotic Drug Case Study

May 24, 2017 8:29:00 PM
CPS study of 180 U.S. hospitals on antibiotic over-prescribing impact reveals steps hospitals can take to combat ...

Survey Preparedness: Compliance Enhances Safety

May 16, 2017 4:55:00 PM
A major focus of all CPS pharmacy professionals is compliance with regulatory standards. Whether we’re surveyed by TJC, ...

Telepharmacy Boosts Round-the-Clock Coverage

May 12, 2017 4:19:00 PM
New data from both industry and private practice suggests that telepharmacy can be a powerful tool for boosting ...

340B, Internal Audits and Fable Number 373

May 11, 2017 1:05:00 PM
I’m willing to bet that very few people know of Fable #373, but most people are familiar with the Aesop Fable known as ...

340B and Orphan Drugs

May 3, 2017 10:03:00 AM
340B and Orphan Drugs  

Prohibition and 340B

Apr 18, 2017 2:15:24 PM
Here discuss 340B GPO Prohibition. Not quite as exciting as Prohibition, unless you’re the pharmacy manager who ...

Calvin Johnson (CJ) Named CPS CEO

Apr 17, 2017 4:09:00 PM
Comprehensive Pharmacy Services, the largest hospital pharmacy services provider in the nation, announced that Calvin ...

340B Reimbursement Changes Require Pharmacy Action

Apr 11, 2017 8:37:00 AM
Badges? We ain’t got no Badges! We don’t need no stinking Badges! Apologies in advance for using classic Hollywood ...

Comprehensive Pharmacy Services buys PharmaSource, will expand services

Apr 5, 2017 1:38:00 PM
Hospital pharmacy supplier Comprehensive Pharmacy Services has acquired PharmaSource, the pharmacy management division ...

Bad Mouthing 340B by PhRMA, Proving Them Wrong

Apr 4, 2017 1:57:00 PM
Quasi-intellectual quote of the week: Good Intentions never change anything. They only become a deeper and deeper rut.  ...

Comprehensive Pharmacy Services Announces Strategic Acquisition of PharmaSource

Apr 3, 2017 4:09:00 PM
PharmaSource Acquisition Expands Comprehensive Pharmacy Solutions’ Capabilities

Contract Pharmacy Management and 340B

Mar 29, 2017 1:37:00 PM
  Why this is a Current Topic In the past month we’ve spoken with several people regarding their 340B Contract Pharmacy ...

March-340B-Blog

Mar 29, 2017 8:36:00 AM
  340B BLOG

What’s In A Name? ADEs, ADRs, and Medication Errors

Mar 21, 2017 11:34:00 AM
  Pharmacists, risk and quality managers, and other healthcare professionals involved in medication safety frequently ...

Medication Error Rates

Feb 24, 2017 8:46:45 AM
As hospital pharmacy professionals, we have all likely been asked about our medication error rates at one time or ...

Don Nickleson Appointed Executive Chairman; Calvin Johnson named CEO of Comprehensive Pharmacy Services

Feb 20, 2017 6:25:00 PM
CPS expands senior executive team to support growth plan

21st Century Cures Act Advisory

Jan 27, 2017 3:16:00 PM
  The 21st Century Cures Act, signed into law on December 13, 2016, includes resources to fight the opioid epidemic, ...

Comprehensive Pharmacy Services Announces Launch of Full Suite of Telepharmacy Services

Jan 9, 2017 11:00:00 AM
Proven results that catch and correct medication errors to improve care and lower costs

Oral Anticoagulation After Pulmonary Vein Isolation

Dec 20, 2016 1:03:00 PM
Do patients with atrial fibrillation and risk factors for stroke benefit from oral anticoagulation therapy after ...

ASHP Standardize 4 Safety: Opportunities for Error Reduction

Dec 13, 2016 2:25:00 PM
 

CPS Publishes Guidance for Evaluating Outsourced Compounding Facilities

Dec 5, 2016 11:30:00 AM
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 5, 2016

PPIs and Stroke Risk

Nov 17, 2016 7:21:00 PM
 

Expanding Patient Care from 340B Savings

Nov 17, 2016 5:05:00 PM
  The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) wants to know that 340B-covered entities are using savings ...

5 Steps to Managing Rising Drug Costs

Nov 16, 2016 1:21:00 PM
 

Surveys and Medication Management Challenges

Oct 24, 2016 3:32:00 PM
 

FDA Syringe Pump Safety Communication

Oct 21, 2016 12:15:00 PM
 

Comprehensive Pharmacy Services Publishes Thought Leadership Guidance on Opioid Epidemic Impacting U.S. Healthcare

Oct 17, 2016 11:18:00 AM
Risks and Responsibilities of the Prescription Drug Epidemic for U.S. Hospitals

Drug Price Hikes May Be Hitting Hospitals Harder Than Consumers

Oct 15, 2016 11:53:00 PM
Skyrocketing drug prices are hitting hospitals even harder than consumers, as reported in a new American Hospital ...

The Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic: Risks and Responsibilities for U.S. Hospitals

Oct 14, 2016 12:31:00 PM
The prescription drug addiction crisis is impacting virtually every community and hospital in the United States. And ...

The Future of Pharmacy - CPS Digital Book

Sep 28, 2016 8:41:14 AM
Comprehensive Pharmacy Services is dedicated to supporting hospital pharmacy leadership across the entire continuum of ...

ISMP Targeted Best Practices: Frequently Asked Questions

Sep 26, 2016 7:59:21 AM
The ISMP Targeted Best Practices, updated this year, are an essential set of guidelines for medication safety. These ...

5 Steps for Achieving 340B 'Continuous Readiness'

Sep 14, 2016 4:48:00 PM
For more than 20 years, the federal 340B Drug Pricing Program has helped health care providers who serve large numbers ...

Can Clinical Pharmacists Help Cut Readmissions in Half?

Sep 14, 2016 11:16:00 AM
With Medicare set to doc the pay of nearly 2,600 hospitals by $528 million in 2017 due to excessive readmissions, ...

Two-Year Antimicrobial / Antibiotic Drug Study in 180 U.S. Hospitals Reveals 11% Reduction in Antibiotic Use through Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

Sep 12, 2016 3:18:00 PM
CMS Requiring Hospitals to Reduce Antibiotic Use, Leading Comprehensive Pharmacy Services to Launch First of its Kind ...

FluMist Not Recommended for 2016-2017 Influenza Season

Sep 12, 2016 11:00:00 AM
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) provides advice and guidance to the Director of the CDC ...

Medication Event Reporting: An Important Tool in the Medication Safety Toolbox

Aug 30, 2016 2:12:54 PM
A recent ASHP NewsLink included a reminder (below) that medication errors may be reported to ISMP and adverse drug ...

Do the use of PPIs lead to C diff?

Aug 12, 2016 2:18:30 PM
 

Improving Medication Safety with Accurate Preadmission Medication Lists and Postdischarge Education

Aug 4, 2016 5:21:00 PM
Gathering a complete preadmission medication list (PAML) at admission remains an essential component of medication ...

A (Mostly) DIY Approach to Outpatient Pharmacy

Aug 4, 2016 3:57:00 PM
The decision whether to build or buy an outpatient pharmacy network versus partnering with existing retail chains can ...

Telepharmacy Case Study - Medication Reconciliation

Jul 25, 2016 2:00:00 AM
How to Catch Errors, Improve Patient Safety and Reduce Readmissions Comprehensive Pharmacy Services customizes and ...

Pharmacogenomics - the new reality?

Jul 22, 2016 11:17:00 AM
 

IS I.V. ACETAMINOPHEN REALLY SUPERIOR TO OTHER MODES OF ANALGESIA?

Jul 8, 2016 5:40:00 PM
By Marvin Finnefrock

Be Ever Vigilant to Survive a HRSA 340B Audit

Jul 6, 2016 2:00:00 AM
The complexities of the 340B Drug Pricing Program require continual oversight and review. In this third article in our ...

Cultivating a 340B Institutional Knowledge Base

Jun 23, 2016 2:00:00 AM
  The 340B Drug Pricing Program affects every 340B-eligible hospital in an interdisciplinary fashion, making compliance ...

Breaking the Mold: A Review of Mucormycosis and Current Pharmacological Treatment Options

Jun 15, 2016 12:00:00 AM
Annals of Pharmacotherapy: Invasive fungal infections are relatively rare because the human immune system efficiently ...

Comprehensive Pharmacy Services launches Medication Reconciliation solution.

Jun 15, 2016 12:00:00 AM
For Immediate Release: June 15, 2016 CONTACT: Rod Recor Rod.Recor@cpspharm.com; 901-462-9082

Integrating The Pharmacy to Reduce Readmissions

Jun 9, 2016 12:00:00 AM
Hospitals and Health Networks (H&HN): Abington Jefferson Health in Pennsylvania recently partnered with CPS in a ...

The Top 10 C-suite Pain Points Bringing Pharmacy Out of the Basement

May 12, 2016 12:00:00 PM
Hospitals and Health Networks (H&HN): While some forward-looking hospitals and health systems long ago began to realize ...

5 Actions for Reaching a 340B Safe Harbor

May 5, 2016 2:00:00 AM
To preserve, protect and strengthen an effective federal 340B Drug Pricing Program, hospitals must engage and leverage ...

6 Steps for Hospitals to Take to Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse, Diversion

May 3, 2016 2:00:00 AM
Hospitals are under increased scrutiny from regulatory agencies over prescription drug abuse and the potential for drug ...

20Ways: Summer Hospital 2016

May 1, 2016 2:00:00 PM
Medication Reconciliation During Transitions of Care: How to Catch Errors, Improve Patient Safety and Reduce ...

U.S. prescription drug spending to hit $400 billion a year by 2020: IMS 

Apr 14, 2016 12:00:00 PM
Reuters: In spite of efforts to contain drug costs, spending on pharmaceutical drugs in the U.S. will continue rising ...

Hot Topics at 340B Coalition Conference

Apr 5, 2016 12:00:00 PM
Pharmacy Practice News: Implementing the 340B Drug Pricing Program can be daunting, with many covered entities lacking ...

Unbundling the Secrets of Managing Drug Costs in the Era of Value-Based Care

Mar 22, 2016 12:00:00 PM
Hospitals and Health Networks (H&HN): Persistent and pernicious prescription drug cost hyperinflation. A move to ...

Best Contracted Pharmacy Service

Feb 29, 2016 6:00:00 PM
'CPS has been a proactive partner with DeSoto Regional Health System. From streamlining the formulary to implementing ...

5 Steps 340B Hospitals Should Take Now

Feb 29, 2016 2:00:00 AM
For 340B hospitals, the risk of an audit has never been greater. The Health Resources and Services Administration ...

Hospital Builds A 21st Century Pharmacy With CPS Pharmacy Management Solution

Nov 23, 2015 11:00:00 AM
Increases visibility, accountability of pharmacy operations while lowering costs, improving safety and quality of care

Professional and approachable

Nov 17, 2015 6:00:00 AM
We partnered with CPS 2 years ago and have been pleased with the quality and exceptional service they provide. Their ...

Exceptional service

Nov 11, 2015 6:20:00 AM
'CPS has partnered with Central Maine Medical Center to create a pharmaceutical service that is exceptional. The staff ...

Comprehensive Pharmacy Services Sees A Growing Trend in Hospitals Towards Technology and Clinically - driven Telepharmacy Expertise in Pharmacy Services

Nov 3, 2015 11:17:00 AM
For Immediate Release

Fighting back against 340B criticisms

Jul 10, 2015 12:00:00 PM
Managed Healthcare Executive: Like many federally funded programs, the 340B Discount Drug program has become an easy ...

VHA Southeast Announces Agreement with Comprehensive Pharmacy Services

Nov 30, 2014 11:17:00 AM
Memphis, TN – November 30, 2014: VHA Southeast Inc., a Tampa, Florida based regional healthcare network announced it ...

Fierce Innovation Awards Recognizes Comprehensive Pharmacy Services as Finalists in National Healthcare Competition

Nov 24, 2014 11:17:00 AM
Memphis, TN – November 2014: Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS), the leading pharmacy management company in the ...

Hospital Solves 24/7 RX Dilemma with CPS Telepharmacy Solution

Nov 23, 2014 12:00:00 PM
Lowers costs, enhances performance and satisfaction.

CPS Solution Team Helps Hospital Save More Than $6 Million

Nov 21, 2014 6:03:00 PM
Improved quality, safety and discovered additional cost reductions

Telepharmacy: How technology is innovating the hospital pharmacy

Nov 11, 2014 12:00:00 PM
Becker’s Hospital Review: The hospital pharmacy typically accounts for up to 15% of a hospital's annual operating ...

Comprehensive Pharmacy Services Appoints Gentry Hughes Executive Vice President, Development

Nov 3, 2014 12:00:00 PM
Memphis, TN – September 3, 2014: Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS), the nation's largest pharmacy services provider ...

340B or Not to Be: How Chain Pharmacies Can Thrive in the Complicated Federal Prescription Program

Oct 15, 2014 12:00:00 PM
NACDS Newswire (National Association of Chain Drug Stores): There is no doubt that the prescription growth potential ...

MILLIONS SAVED. QUALITY IMPROVED. STAFF STABILIZED:

Sep 4, 2014 12:00:00 PM
How a Leading Hospital Used its Own Pharmacy as a Change Agent

OMNISYS AND COMPREHENSIVE PHARMACY SERVICES PARTNER TO OFFER FIRST FULL-SERVICE 340B TECHNOLOGY SOLUTION TO RETAIL PHARMACIES

Aug 18, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Dallas, TX / Memphis, TN – August 18, 2014: OmniSYS, a nationally recognized leader in Medicare Part B claims ...

3 Steps for Reducing Costs and Improving Quality for the Hospital Inpatient Pharmacy

Jul 10, 2014 12:00:00 PM
Becker's Hospital Review: With reimbursements declining and regulatory and financial pressures rising, it has never ...

News / Press Contact

Rod Record
Marketing Manager
6409 Quail Hollow Rd.,
Memphis, TN 38120
Rod.Record@cpspharm.com


CPS Blog Posts

Filling Gaps in Pharmacy Leadership

Oct 12, 2020 8:00:00 AM
Did you know that Comprehensive Pharmacy Services is exceptionally resourced to fill gaps in pharmacy leadership when a ...

Medication Reconciliation During Transitions of Care

Oct 11, 2020 4:47:05 PM
Caregivers at transition points may inadvertently omit needed mediations, unnecessarily duplicate existing therapies, ...

News / Press Contact

James Wilkerson
Marketing Manager
6409 Quail Hollow Rd.,
Memphis, TN 38120
James.Wilkerson@cpspharm.com

The SPARx Solution

Sep 29, 2020 8:00:44 AM
With the specialty drug market projected already exceeding $250 billion and representing greater than 50% of all drug ...

Becker's Hospital Review - What the Health System Administrator Wants to Know about Specialty Pharmacy (09/28/20)

Sep 28, 2020 10:00:00 AM
With hospitals and health systems increasingly seeking to improve control over the patient journey while retaining ...

Supply Chain GPO

Aug 26, 2020 3:20:50 PM
COVID-19 has caused supply chain interruptions for hospitals and health systems across the country. To help meet these ...

Patient Care Services Center

Aug 20, 2020 6:31:05 PM
In the early days of SPARx, we realized that many of our clients needed additional front-end support for filling ...

SPARx Specialty Video

Aug 20, 2020 6:25:59 PM
With the specialty drug market projected already exceeding $250 billion and representing greater than 50% of all drug ...

SPARx Infusion Video

Aug 20, 2020 6:19:38 PM
Many changes have impacted hospital infusion services in recent years. New changes will continue to challenge hospitals ...

SPARx Retail Video

Aug 20, 2020 11:03:00 AM
An optimized retail pharmacy is key to specialty pharmacy success. SPARx serves our client partners in optimizing their ...

What is SPARx?

Aug 20, 2020 9:00:00 AM
The specialty pharmacy sector presents a rapidly growing opportunity for hospitals and health systems. As medications ...

TELEpharmacy Support During COVID-19

Aug 18, 2020 9:00:00 AM
COVID-19 continues to impact hospitals in communities across the country, putting pressure on front-line staff. CPS ...

Comprehensive Pharmacy Solution’s Jack Anderson Named to Bellwether League’s Health Care Supply Chain Hall of Fame

Aug 6, 2020 6:26:37 AM
CPS PSI Supply Chain Director Receives Prestigious Bellwether Hall of Fame Honor Comprehensive Pharmacy Services, LLC ...

Achieving Rehab Goals in a Pandemic

Jul 14, 2020 6:00:00 AM
COVID-19 has impacted every aspect of healthcare, including rehab programs. Revenues are down though chronic ...

SPARx Patient Care Services Achieves Accreditation with ACHC

Jun 30, 2020 8:00:00 AM
Memphis, TN – Comprehensive Pharmacy Services, LLC (“CPS”), through its SPARxSM service offering, proudly announces its ...

Optimizing the Pharmacy During Leadership Vacancies

Jun 25, 2020 7:21:11 AM
COVID-19 continues to impact the short and long-term strategies of hospitals, health systems, and pharmacies. Due to ...

Maximizing 340B in Response to COVID-19

Jun 18, 2020 10:51:49 PM
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted nearly every aspect of healthcare, including the 340B drug pricing program. The ...

Ohio welcomes Comprehensive Pharmacy Services Headquarters

Jun 18, 2020 10:16:28 PM
CPS is officially moving its corporate headquarters from Memphis TN to Dublin OH, a Columbus suburb. The new ...

340B -- Window of Opportunity

Jun 17, 2020 4:56:16 PM
340B Windows of Opportunity

340B and Unused Alquots

Jun 12, 2020 8:46:33 AM
Managing Unused Aliquots in 340B: Or -- Horseshoes, Hand Grenades, and 340B

Lowering Costs & Driving Revenue with Outpatient Pharmacy

Jun 11, 2020 9:00:00 AM
The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically impacted hospitals and health systems operationally, clinically and financially. ...

Optimize Pharmacy Operations While Facilitating Successful Transitions of Leadership

Jun 3, 2020 9:00:06 AM
Explore the CPS Interim Pharmacy Leadership Solution

CPS GPO Partners with Leiters for Compounded Sterile Preparations

May 15, 2020 7:55:42 AM
CPS’ newly-formed GPO Comprehensive Purchasing Alliance (CPA) is partnering with Leiters to be the leading 503B service ...

National Hospital Week

May 11, 2020 4:02:37 PM
National Hospital Week, traditionally celebrated May 10-16, takes on a bigger meaning this year in light of COVID-19. ...

Rapid Implementation Remote Pharmacy Services

May 6, 2020 10:14:58 AM
 

Why Your Hospital Needs Specialty Pharamcy and Infusion Therapies

May 6, 2020 6:27:59 AM
Less than two percent of patients require high-cost specialty pharmacy medications to treat their complex chronic ...

Medical Center Partners with SPARx for Specialty & Ambulatory Care

Apr 30, 2020 7:52:04 AM
When a large health system located in the southern United States needed to expand their services to include specialty ...

Comprehensive Pharmacy Services Contributes $100,000 to Pharmacy Employee Relief Fund

Apr 24, 2020 8:33:09 AM
We are living in unprecedented times, so there is no better moment to all come together to support our valued pharmacy ...

Have Confidence in Your Supply Chain with Efficient Materials Management Services

Apr 21, 2020 12:00:00 PM
PSI Supply Chain understands the challenges facing hospitals and health systems as they seek reliable sources for ...

Maintain Pharmacy Efficiency During COVID-19

Apr 21, 2020 5:33:45 AM
Maintaining efficient pharmacy operations during the COVID-19 pandemic is paramount. The CPS Telepharmacy team ...

Getting the Most from Rehabilitation Operations

Apr 16, 2020 8:00:00 AM
The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting hospital operations across the care continuum and forcing facilities to shift their ...

340B and HRSA Changes From COVID-19

Apr 14, 2020 5:45:51 AM
COVID-19 brings with it changes from 340B and HRSA. Join us for a look at general flexibilities, changes due to social ...

Comprehensive Pharmacy Services Taps Chuck Ball as President of Sales Division in Strategic Expansion Move

Apr 13, 2020 9:00:00 AM
Ball brings nearly three decades of executive experience in health system sales, pharmacy services, pharmaceutical ...

Protecting Our Partners & Patients

Apr 6, 2020 9:12:05 AM
For hospitals and health systems, the COVID-19 pandemic is an all hands-on deck situation which requires a massive ...

340B, Telemedicine, Covid-19 and Telstar

Mar 26, 2020 9:44:30 AM
 

Is your hospital at risk for compromising patient safety?

Mar 17, 2020 8:00:00 AM
Have you considered the statistics of how patients manage their medications once they leave the hospital?

Comprehensive Pharmacy Services Leader Launches SPARx with Expanded Specialty Pharmacy Solutions

Mar 16, 2020 8:00:00 AM
FOR RELEASE: March 16, 2020

CPS Launches a New Spark for Specialty Pharmacy

Feb 17, 2020 9:00:00 AM
CPS has been transforming pharmacies across the country for nearly half a century by delivering leading pharmacy ...

Reducing Nursing Overrides from Automated Dispensing Machines

Jan 23, 2020 7:54:29 AM
Medication errors and adverse drug events (ADEs) can harm patients and impact a hospital’s bottom line. In fact, the ...

340B Leads Convos at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting & Exhibition

Jan 16, 2020 6:32:57 AM
The ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting & Exhibition is the largest gathering of pharmacists in the world.  

Celebrating National Pharmacist Day on January 12th

Jan 12, 2020 10:00:00 AM
At Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS), we have one of the largest teams of pharmacists focused on hospital pharmacy ...

The Threats and Opportunities in Hospital Specialty Pharmacy

Jan 10, 2020 2:10:32 PM
In the era of value-based care, hospitals and health systems face a host of unique challenges including reducing the ...

Michael E. VanderPol Named Divisional Vice President of Pharmaceutical Sourcing for Comprehensive Pharmacy Services

Dec 18, 2019 8:45:00 AM
Pharmaceutical sourcing professional from Walgreens and Smith Drug Co. joins Comprehensive Pharmacy Services.

Comprehensive Pharmacy Services Helps Combat Opioid Crisis with PAInS Program

Dec 15, 2019 3:54:47 PM
NBC featured CPS’ Pharmacist-Driven Analgesia Improvement Stewardship (PAInS) Certificate Program on the Thursday ...

Getting the Biggest Bang from Outpatient Pharmacy

Dec 13, 2019 11:58:31 AM
Hospitals are leaving revenue sources and savings and on the table by not maximizing their outpatient pharmacy ...

National Pharmacy Services Leader CPS Launches Pharmacist-Driven Analgesia Improvement Stewardship Certificate Program

Dec 10, 2019 8:36:57 AM
CPS’ PAInS Program Designed to Help Reduce Opioid Use Through Pharmacist Continuing Education

Visit CPS at the ASHP Midyear Meeting

Dec 8, 2019 4:02:00 AM
In Las Vegas? Stop by booth #1231 to learn how to optimize your Pharmacy!

Telepharmacy: A Win-Win for Hospitals and Patients

Dec 3, 2019 8:00:00 AM
As healthcare shifts from an inpatient to an outpatient service model, the demand for telepharmacy solutions is ...

Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Effects of Metronidazole May Account for the Superior Efficacy of Multidose Therapy Among Women With Trichomoniasis

Nov 8, 2019 9:48:56 AM
Early pharmacokinetic studies of metronidazole (MTZ) for women with trichomoniasis have demonstrated that a single 2-g ...

National Health System Achieves Savings Greater than $6.7 Million Case Study

Oct 31, 2019 12:09:21 PM
In today’s challenging healthcare environment, hospitals and health systems are looking for opportunities to reduce ...

340B and the Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk: Managing Post-Discharge Re-classes: A 'Stealthy' Problem

Oct 24, 2019 12:04:15 PM
I already hear a few of our Curmudgeons chastising me for drawing a comparison of the Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk (Stealth ...

Likely HRSA and CMS Changes Late 2019

Oct 23, 2019 11:12:56 AM
HRSA and CMS Changes The timing for this blog is consistent with autumn – change is in the air. Two significant ...

The Pharmacist’s Role in Driving Clinical Outcomes

Oct 22, 2019 6:22:18 PM
  In the era of value-based healthcare, pharmacists play a key role that results in better clinical outcomes. By ...

Leanne Ebert Murphy Joins CPS as Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Oct 13, 2019 7:52:26 AM
Strategic legal advisor with extensive commercial and health law experience joins the CPS team.  

Optimization and Safety - CPS in Supply Chain World

Oct 7, 2019 4:38:22 PM
CPS was featured in Supply Chain World, a national magazine that profiles the leading companies in supply chain ...

Benjamin R. Hansen has joins CPS as Chief Financial Officer

Sep 26, 2019 8:00:00 AM
Benjamin R. Hansen has joined Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS) as Chief Financial Officer. With more than two ...

Trends in Drug Pricing

Sep 25, 2019 9:07:53 AM
 

Do You Have Antimicrobial Stewardship in Place?

Sep 25, 2019 8:47:04 AM
 

Are you Ready for Changes in Sterile Compounding Compliance?

Sep 25, 2019 8:41:16 AM
 

Leveraging Strategic Partnerships, a CPS White Paper

Sep 17, 2019 9:41:00 AM
Learn how Magruder Hospital (OH) was able to realize over $1.5MM in annualized financial improvements by focusing on ...

Reducing Hospital Readmissions Due To Transitions of Care

Sep 13, 2019 9:56:00 AM
Prior to the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicare spent $17.5 billion on hospital readmissions. Hospitals that ...

Getting Started in Specialty Pharmacy

Sep 12, 2019 3:47:53 PM
CPS Ambulatory and Specialty Pharmacy Services assesses the current situation of facilities to develop a tailored ...

Keith Cook Named President of Ambulatory & Specialty Pharmacy Division

Sep 10, 2019 8:59:20 AM
Memphis, TN – Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS), the nation’s largest hospital pharmacy solutions provider, ...

Visit CPS at the AHA Leadership Summit

Jul 25, 2019 4:03:00 AM
In San Diego? Stop by booth #401 to learn how to optimize your Pharmacy!

Visit CPS at the 340B Summer Conference

Jul 15, 2019 4:02:00 AM
In Washington, D.C.? Stop by booth #317 to learn how to optimize your 340B Strategy!

Comprehensive Pharmacy Services Expands Senior Executive Team with Karl Bedwell

Jul 2, 2019 10:50:26 AM
Former Walmart Executive joins CPS as Chief Information Officer to support rapidly growing company

Enhancing Patient Safety

Jul 2, 2019 8:31:00 AM
Patient safety is a top priority for all hospitals and health systems. Not only do C-Suite executives want to ensure ...

Is Your Hospital a Good Fit for Specialty Pharmacy?

Jul 1, 2019 3:20:14 PM
As pharmaceutical companies continue their laser focus on developing specialty medications for complex chronic ...

CPS Expands Senior Executive Team with Karl Bedwell

Jul 1, 2019 9:04:01 AM
Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS), the nation’s largest hospital pharmacy services provider, has named Karl ...

Crack the Complexities of Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation

Jun 21, 2019 3:01:59 PM
Developing new specialty pharmacy or expanding existing services requires a strategy that successfully navigates the ...

HRSA "Best Practice" Recommendations for 340B Contract Pharmacy Non-Compliance

Jun 19, 2019 10:30:36 AM
HRSA, HSB, and OPA just posted an update.  I will explain the full names represented by the three abbreviations to the ...

Specialty Pharmacy Challenges and Opportunities for Hospitals and Health Systems

Jun 18, 2019 8:35:57 AM
Specialty medications designed to treat complex chronic conditions have dominated new drug development for the past ...

CPS Annual Meeting Hosts 500 Pharmacy Professionals from Across the U.S.

Jun 6, 2019 8:42:00 AM
The nation’s largest private gathering of pharmacy professionals came together May 15 -17, 2019, in Indianapolis, IN, ...

Achieving Continuous Readiness for USP <797> & <800> for a Large Health System

Jun 5, 2019 11:28:56 AM
Regulatory bodies are paying increasing attention to hospital and health system pharmacies regarding sterile medication ...

PSI Supply Chain Solutions

Jun 3, 2019 10:00:00 AM
PSI Supply Chain Solutions

Starting an Ambulatory Care Clinic: Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Clinic

May 6, 2019 10:00:00 AM
Starting an Ambulatory Care Clinic: Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Clinic

Unleashing the Power of 24/7 Pharmacy Services

Apr 17, 2019 10:14:30 AM
With razor thin budgets and the shift to value-based care, the demands on today’s hospital pharmacists are greater than ...

Key Stakeholders Impacting Hospital-Based Specialty Pharmacies: How to Forge Essential Relationships

Apr 2, 2019 8:02:00 AM
Specialty pharmacy is a rapidly growing segment of drug spend, projected to comprise $240 billion in revenues by 2021. ...

2019 Beer's Criteria Updates

Apr 1, 2019 10:00:00 AM
2019 Beer's Criteria Updates

Glycemic Control and Intravenous Insulin within the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Podcast Pearl

Mar 29, 2019 2:57:10 PM
We just published a new podcast titled Glycemic Control and Intravenous Insulin within the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) by ...

ASHP Recognizes Memorial Hospital Pharmacy with National Award

Feb 18, 2019 8:07:52 AM
ASHP Recognizes Memorial Hospital Pharmacy with National Award

HRSA Audit Updates: Why is this Important?

Feb 11, 2019 4:10:39 PM
An update about new demands from HRSA for 340B Covered Entities in 2019

Telepharmacy Outlook for 2019

Feb 11, 2019 2:08:46 PM
In the era of value-based care, telepharmacy services have been shown to help reduce overall healthcare costs and drive ...

Diving into Telepharmacy Trends for Hospitals: Look before you leap!

Jan 7, 2019 10:34:53 AM
Regulations Governing Telepharmacy

The following is a statement from Comprehensive Pharmacy Services on the death of Dayna Less

Nov 21, 2018 8:09:49 AM
On Monday, November 19, 2018, a gunman entered Mercy Hospital & Medical Center in Chicago, killing a police officer, a ...

New HRSA Data Requirements Fall 2018 (Clone)

Nov 14, 2018 12:16:31 PM
What                                                           The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) ...

CPS’ CEO Calvin Johnson (CJ) Featured in Kellogg Magazine

Nov 6, 2018 12:08:30 PM
The Fall/Winter 2018 edition of Kellogg Magazine, published by the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern ...

The CPS Effect

Nov 5, 2018 7:04:10 AM
Transforming pharmacies

How Health Systems Can Navigate the Changing Landscape from Traditional to Specialty Pharmacy Therapies

Oct 23, 2018 10:55:01 AM
Fresh data confirms that spending on traditional pharmaceutical drugs continues to decline while specialty therapies ...

Opioid Overuse in Hospitals Can Be Slowed: Perspectives on a recent study

Oct 22, 2018 10:08:03 AM
In a recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers at Yale New Haven Hospital found that educating ...

Clients save Millions in Drug Spend through the use of Innovative Pharmacy Analytics for Hospitals and Health Systems

Oct 22, 2018 9:31:03 AM
Comprehensive Pharmacy Services RxClinical Analytics 2.0 is a Gamechanger for Managing Drug Hyperinflation and Clinical ...

Telepharmacy and Automation

Oct 11, 2018 12:27:31 PM
Automation is impacting industries all over the world, including the healthcare sector. The amount of data produced ...

340B -- Termination of a 340B Account

Sep 26, 2018 4:18:51 PM
340B: Eligibility – All Good Things Come to an End -- sometimes First: A bit of a history lesson.  Chaucer was the ...

Why your hospital needs Specialty Pharmacy and Infusion Therapies

Sep 19, 2018 8:08:45 AM
Less than two percent of patients require high-cost specialty pharmacy medications to treat complex chronic conditions. ...

Comprehensive Pharmacy Services Named Best Pharmacy Services Provider – U.S.A.

Sep 17, 2018 1:42:33 PM
Global Health and Pharmacy (GHP) has selected Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS) as Best Pharmacy Support Services ...

The New CPS Podcast Channel

Aug 28, 2018 2:31:57 PM
CPS Education recently launched a podcast channel.  Our original focus was to produce informational clinical subjects ...

Tips on Choosing the Right Telepharmacy Provider to Maximize Saving

Aug 27, 2018 1:04:36 PM
Telepharmacy solutions are helping to drive down pharmacy costs without negatively impacting operations and patient ...

Advantages and Disadvantages of Telepharmacy Services: Know what to look for

Aug 6, 2018 7:55:18 AM
The digital age has ushered in a wave of innovation with expanded access to a multitude of life-changing advances in ...

Telepharmacy: A Business Case

Jul 11, 2018 11:08:07 AM
In order to reduce adverse drug events and impact patient safety, many states have enacted statutes that require a ...

Quarterly Child Site Additions

Jul 2, 2018 1:51:21 PM
 

Comprehensive Pharmacy Services Expands Telepharmacy Solutions

Jun 11, 2018 10:36:24 AM
FOR RELEASE: June 11, 2018

University of Louisville Hospital and Comprehensive Pharmacy Services Partner to Deliver Game-Changing Specialty Pharmacy Services

May 8, 2018 8:06:00 PM
FOR RELEASE: 05/07/2018 CONTACT: Rod Recor Rod.Recor@cpspharm.com 901-748-0470

340B: When a Drug is not "A Drug"

Mar 26, 2018 8:03:00 PM
As a teaser: This blog will explain when and where you can use GPO in place of WAC for outpatients, and remain `100% ...

Use it (right or Lose It!: Documenting Use of 340B Savings

Mar 23, 2018 7:58:00 PM
A Little History Lesson. . . The House Committee on Energy and Commerce created the intent of the 340B program in 1992, ...

The Time to Prepare for Specialty Pharmacy is Now

Feb 26, 2018 10:42:00 AM
For health leaders looking for their next opportunity to improve patient care capabilities and generate revenue, ...

340B Staffing and Windsurfing

Feb 16, 2018 3:45:05 PM

340B, Drug Shortages, and Private Label Drugs

Jan 26, 2018 8:35:00 AM
 

340B Oversight Committees: Formation and Maintenance

Jan 24, 2018 2:09:45 PM
To honor the Curmudgeon Coalition, here is a quote from Fred Allen:

Managing 340B Without Split Billing Software: A Risky Venture

Jan 11, 2018 1:02:59 PM
Today’s Blog is about managing 340B in Mixed-use areas without using a Split Billing Software.

340B Internal Audits: Best Practices

Dec 28, 2017 9:31:14 AM
Today’s 340B Blog is brief: a graphic representation of the four elements of 340B Internal Audits.  The link below will ...

Comprehensive Pharmacy Services Distributes $83,000 to Support Hurricane Recovery Efforts

Dec 22, 2017 12:21:00 PM
Comprehensive Pharmacy Services Sends Aid for Puerto Rico and Houston Disaster Relief

340B and Managing Waste

Dec 15, 2017 10:52:00 AM
 

340B CMS Payment Reductions and Aesop’s Fable 613

Nov 6, 2017 5:39:00 PM
Preamble We polled the formal members of the Curmudgeon Coalition early today with this question: Should we be cynical ...

Elevating the Pharmacist as a Strategic Asset

Oct 20, 2017 5:00:25 AM
The shift to value-based care models continues to impact healthcare as hospitals and health systems look to pharmacists ...

340B Congressional Hearings and Underdog the Cartoon

Oct 12, 2017 4:29:00 PM
  As always, first a tribute to those curmudgeons out there, and they not only know who they are, but are now joining ...

340B, Manufacturer Audits, and The Fourth Tower of Inverness

Oct 2, 2017 10:23:19 AM
I know, the Curmudgeon Caucus (and the members know who they are) is already asking, what in the world does 340B have ...

Comprehensive Pharmacy Services Announces Strategic Acquisition of Pharmacy Systems, Inc.

Sep 18, 2017 11:25:00 AM
Combined Company Will Control Nearly $2B in US Hospital Drug Spend and Serve Over 700 Hospitals with broad pharmacy ...

Innovative Ambulatory and Specialty Pharmacy Solutions Launched to Meet Growing Specialty Drug Opportunity for Hospitals

Sep 5, 2017 1:39:00 PM
Comprehensive Pharmacy Services and 4Front Consulting combine capabilities to Deliver Turnkey Specialty Pharmacy Support

340B Patient Eligibility and Aesop's Fable 35

Aug 24, 2017 12:54:36 PM
Just the rumor we planned a 340B blog that would relate to another Aesop fable has the Curmudgeons at Large (and they ...

340B and Infusion Centers, Gossip and Aesop’s Fable #488

Aug 24, 2017 12:49:00 PM
OK, no more talk about Curmudgeon’s, because the Curmudgeon’s out there (and they know who they are) are complaining ...

340B and The Solar Eclipse

Aug 16, 2017 8:46:55 AM
Back in 1991 this writer spent four months in Maui working on a project for a local facility.  It happens there was a ...

Leveraging Pharmacy Services to Drive Value: Identifying Opportunities for Pharmacy to Support Value-Based Care & Better Patient Outcomes.

Jul 25, 2017 6:01:44 AM
The pharmacy can play a pivotal role in lowering risk, improving outcomes and reducing costs across the continuum of ...

340B Contract Pharmacies and 'Wall Street'

Jul 23, 2017 10:04:00 AM
As always, a few curmudgeons (and they know who they are) will criticize a comparison of 340B Contract Pharmacies and ...

340B: Recertification and Dog Days of Summer

Jul 11, 2017 7:17:00 AM
 

340B: To be or not to be. . . A Child Site

Jun 30, 2017 9:00:00 AM
Possibly the best known soliloquy ever quoted (or misquoted) is from the ‘Nunnery’ scene of Hamlet, Act III Scene one: ...

Capturing New Sources of Revenue with a Hospital-Owned Outpatient Pharmacy: A White Paper Providing Five Best Practices

Jun 29, 2017 12:19:00 PM
Is your hospital missing out on revenue and savings by not having an outpatient pharmacy? Or is your outpatient ...

Hospitals Rein in Drug Costs for Inpatients

Jun 8, 2017 4:58:00 PM
When Cleveland Clinic launched an initiative to control drug costs, Jeff Rosner, senior director of pharmacy ...

Hypertension in the Elderly: How low should we go?

Jun 2, 2017 5:42:00 PM
The American College of Physicians (ACP) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) released guidelines on ...

340B Potential Changes and Mark Twain

May 26, 2017 10:23:26 AM
Quotes from intelligent people make less stellar authors sound better (by association)  

Antimicrobial/Antibiotic Drug Case Study

May 24, 2017 8:29:00 PM
CPS study of 180 U.S. hospitals on antibiotic over-prescribing impact reveals steps hospitals can take to combat ...

Survey Preparedness: Compliance Enhances Safety

May 16, 2017 4:55:00 PM
A major focus of all CPS pharmacy professionals is compliance with regulatory standards. Whether we’re surveyed by TJC, ...

Telepharmacy Boosts Round-the-Clock Coverage

May 12, 2017 4:19:00 PM
New data from both industry and private practice suggests that telepharmacy can be a powerful tool for boosting ...

340B, Internal Audits and Fable Number 373

May 11, 2017 1:05:00 PM
I’m willing to bet that very few people know of Fable #373, but most people are familiar with the Aesop Fable known as ...

340B and Orphan Drugs

May 3, 2017 10:03:00 AM
340B and Orphan Drugs  

Prohibition and 340B

Apr 18, 2017 2:15:24 PM
Here discuss 340B GPO Prohibition. Not quite as exciting as Prohibition, unless you’re the pharmacy manager who ...

Calvin Johnson (CJ) Named CPS CEO

Apr 17, 2017 4:09:00 PM
Comprehensive Pharmacy Services, the largest hospital pharmacy services provider in the nation, announced that Calvin ...

340B Reimbursement Changes Require Pharmacy Action

Apr 11, 2017 8:37:00 AM
Badges? We ain’t got no Badges! We don’t need no stinking Badges! Apologies in advance for using classic Hollywood ...

Comprehensive Pharmacy Services buys PharmaSource, will expand services

Apr 5, 2017 1:38:00 PM
Hospital pharmacy supplier Comprehensive Pharmacy Services has acquired PharmaSource, the pharmacy management division ...

Bad Mouthing 340B by PhRMA, Proving Them Wrong

Apr 4, 2017 1:57:00 PM
Quasi-intellectual quote of the week: Good Intentions never change anything. They only become a deeper and deeper rut.  ...

Comprehensive Pharmacy Services Announces Strategic Acquisition of PharmaSource

Apr 3, 2017 4:09:00 PM
PharmaSource Acquisition Expands Comprehensive Pharmacy Solutions’ Capabilities

Contract Pharmacy Management and 340B

Mar 29, 2017 1:37:00 PM
  Why this is a Current Topic In the past month we’ve spoken with several people regarding their 340B Contract Pharmacy ...

March-340B-Blog

Mar 29, 2017 8:36:00 AM
  340B BLOG

What’s In A Name? ADEs, ADRs, and Medication Errors

Mar 21, 2017 11:34:00 AM
  Pharmacists, risk and quality managers, and other healthcare professionals involved in medication safety frequently ...

Medication Error Rates

Feb 24, 2017 8:46:45 AM
As hospital pharmacy professionals, we have all likely been asked about our medication error rates at one time or ...

Don Nickleson Appointed Executive Chairman; Calvin Johnson named CEO of Comprehensive Pharmacy Services

Feb 20, 2017 6:25:00 PM
CPS expands senior executive team to support growth plan

21st Century Cures Act Advisory

Jan 27, 2017 3:16:00 PM
  The 21st Century Cures Act, signed into law on December 13, 2016, includes resources to fight the opioid epidemic, ...

Comprehensive Pharmacy Services Announces Launch of Full Suite of Telepharmacy Services

Jan 9, 2017 11:00:00 AM
Proven results that catch and correct medication errors to improve care and lower costs

Oral Anticoagulation After Pulmonary Vein Isolation

Dec 20, 2016 1:03:00 PM
Do patients with atrial fibrillation and risk factors for stroke benefit from oral anticoagulation therapy after ...

ASHP Standardize 4 Safety: Opportunities for Error Reduction

Dec 13, 2016 2:25:00 PM
 

CPS Publishes Guidance for Evaluating Outsourced Compounding Facilities

Dec 5, 2016 11:30:00 AM
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 5, 2016

PPIs and Stroke Risk

Nov 17, 2016 7:21:00 PM
 

Expanding Patient Care from 340B Savings

Nov 17, 2016 5:05:00 PM
  The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) wants to know that 340B-covered entities are using savings ...

5 Steps to Managing Rising Drug Costs

Nov 16, 2016 1:21:00 PM
 

Surveys and Medication Management Challenges

Oct 24, 2016 3:32:00 PM
 

FDA Syringe Pump Safety Communication

Oct 21, 2016 12:15:00 PM
 

Comprehensive Pharmacy Services Publishes Thought Leadership Guidance on Opioid Epidemic Impacting U.S. Healthcare

Oct 17, 2016 11:18:00 AM
Risks and Responsibilities of the Prescription Drug Epidemic for U.S. Hospitals

Drug Price Hikes May Be Hitting Hospitals Harder Than Consumers

Oct 15, 2016 11:53:00 PM
Skyrocketing drug prices are hitting hospitals even harder than consumers, as reported in a new American Hospital ...

The Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic: Risks and Responsibilities for U.S. Hospitals

Oct 14, 2016 12:31:00 PM
The prescription drug addiction crisis is impacting virtually every community and hospital in the United States. And ...

The Future of Pharmacy - CPS Digital Book

Sep 28, 2016 8:41:14 AM
Comprehensive Pharmacy Services is dedicated to supporting hospital pharmacy leadership across the entire continuum of ...

ISMP Targeted Best Practices: Frequently Asked Questions

Sep 26, 2016 7:59:21 AM
The ISMP Targeted Best Practices, updated this year, are an essential set of guidelines for medication safety. These ...

5 Steps for Achieving 340B 'Continuous Readiness'

Sep 14, 2016 4:48:00 PM
For more than 20 years, the federal 340B Drug Pricing Program has helped health care providers who serve large numbers ...

Can Clinical Pharmacists Help Cut Readmissions in Half?

Sep 14, 2016 11:16:00 AM
With Medicare set to doc the pay of nearly 2,600 hospitals by $528 million in 2017 due to excessive readmissions, ...

Two-Year Antimicrobial / Antibiotic Drug Study in 180 U.S. Hospitals Reveals 11% Reduction in Antibiotic Use through Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

Sep 12, 2016 3:18:00 PM
CMS Requiring Hospitals to Reduce Antibiotic Use, Leading Comprehensive Pharmacy Services to Launch First of its Kind ...

FluMist Not Recommended for 2016-2017 Influenza Season

Sep 12, 2016 11:00:00 AM
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) provides advice and guidance to the Director of the CDC ...

Medication Event Reporting: An Important Tool in the Medication Safety Toolbox

Aug 30, 2016 2:12:54 PM
A recent ASHP NewsLink included a reminder (below) that medication errors may be reported to ISMP and adverse drug ...

Do the use of PPIs lead to C diff?

Aug 12, 2016 2:18:30 PM
 

Improving Medication Safety with Accurate Preadmission Medication Lists and Postdischarge Education

Aug 4, 2016 5:21:00 PM
Gathering a complete preadmission medication list (PAML) at admission remains an essential component of medication ...

A (Mostly) DIY Approach to Outpatient Pharmacy

Aug 4, 2016 3:57:00 PM
The decision whether to build or buy an outpatient pharmacy network versus partnering with existing retail chains can ...

Telepharmacy Case Study - Medication Reconciliation

Jul 25, 2016 2:00:00 AM
How to Catch Errors, Improve Patient Safety and Reduce Readmissions Comprehensive Pharmacy Services customizes and ...

Pharmacogenomics - the new reality?

Jul 22, 2016 11:17:00 AM
 

IS I.V. ACETAMINOPHEN REALLY SUPERIOR TO OTHER MODES OF ANALGESIA?

Jul 8, 2016 5:40:00 PM
By Marvin Finnefrock

Be Ever Vigilant to Survive a HRSA 340B Audit

Jul 6, 2016 2:00:00 AM
The complexities of the 340B Drug Pricing Program require continual oversight and review. In this third article in our ...

Cultivating a 340B Institutional Knowledge Base

Jun 23, 2016 2:00:00 AM
  The 340B Drug Pricing Program affects every 340B-eligible hospital in an interdisciplinary fashion, making compliance ...

Breaking the Mold: A Review of Mucormycosis and Current Pharmacological Treatment Options

Jun 15, 2016 12:00:00 AM
Annals of Pharmacotherapy: Invasive fungal infections are relatively rare because the human immune system efficiently ...

Comprehensive Pharmacy Services launches Medication Reconciliation solution.

Jun 15, 2016 12:00:00 AM
For Immediate Release: June 15, 2016 CONTACT: Rod Recor Rod.Recor@cpspharm.com; 901-462-9082

Integrating The Pharmacy to Reduce Readmissions

Jun 9, 2016 12:00:00 AM
Hospitals and Health Networks (H&HN): Abington Jefferson Health in Pennsylvania recently partnered with CPS in a ...

The Top 10 C-suite Pain Points Bringing Pharmacy Out of the Basement

May 12, 2016 12:00:00 PM
Hospitals and Health Networks (H&HN): While some forward-looking hospitals and health systems long ago began to realize ...

5 Actions for Reaching a 340B Safe Harbor

May 5, 2016 2:00:00 AM
To preserve, protect and strengthen an effective federal 340B Drug Pricing Program, hospitals must engage and leverage ...

6 Steps for Hospitals to Take to Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse, Diversion

May 3, 2016 2:00:00 AM
Hospitals are under increased scrutiny from regulatory agencies over prescription drug abuse and the potential for drug ...

20Ways: Summer Hospital 2016

May 1, 2016 2:00:00 PM
Medication Reconciliation During Transitions of Care: How to Catch Errors, Improve Patient Safety and Reduce ...

U.S. prescription drug spending to hit $400 billion a year by 2020: IMS 

Apr 14, 2016 12:00:00 PM
Reuters: In spite of efforts to contain drug costs, spending on pharmaceutical drugs in the U.S. will continue rising ...

Hot Topics at 340B Coalition Conference

Apr 5, 2016 12:00:00 PM
Pharmacy Practice News: Implementing the 340B Drug Pricing Program can be daunting, with many covered entities lacking ...

Unbundling the Secrets of Managing Drug Costs in the Era of Value-Based Care

Mar 22, 2016 12:00:00 PM
Hospitals and Health Networks (H&HN): Persistent and pernicious prescription drug cost hyperinflation. A move to ...

Best Contracted Pharmacy Service

Feb 29, 2016 6:00:00 PM
'CPS has been a proactive partner with DeSoto Regional Health System. From streamlining the formulary to implementing ...

5 Steps 340B Hospitals Should Take Now

Feb 29, 2016 2:00:00 AM
For 340B hospitals, the risk of an audit has never been greater. The Health Resources and Services Administration ...

Hospital Builds A 21st Century Pharmacy With CPS Pharmacy Management Solution

Nov 23, 2015 11:00:00 AM
Increases visibility, accountability of pharmacy operations while lowering costs, improving safety and quality of care

Professional and approachable

Nov 17, 2015 6:00:00 AM
We partnered with CPS 2 years ago and have been pleased with the quality and exceptional service they provide. Their ...

Exceptional service

Nov 11, 2015 6:20:00 AM
'CPS has partnered with Central Maine Medical Center to create a pharmaceutical service that is exceptional. The staff ...

Comprehensive Pharmacy Services Sees A Growing Trend in Hospitals Towards Technology and Clinically - driven Telepharmacy Expertise in Pharmacy Services

Nov 3, 2015 11:17:00 AM
For Immediate Release

Fighting back against 340B criticisms

Jul 10, 2015 12:00:00 PM
Managed Healthcare Executive: Like many federally funded programs, the 340B Discount Drug program has become an easy ...

VHA Southeast Announces Agreement with Comprehensive Pharmacy Services

Nov 30, 2014 11:17:00 AM
Memphis, TN – November 30, 2014: VHA Southeast Inc., a Tampa, Florida based regional healthcare network announced it ...

Fierce Innovation Awards Recognizes Comprehensive Pharmacy Services as Finalists in National Healthcare Competition

Nov 24, 2014 11:17:00 AM
Memphis, TN – November 2014: Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS), the leading pharmacy management company in the ...

Hospital Solves 24/7 RX Dilemma with CPS Telepharmacy Solution

Nov 23, 2014 12:00:00 PM
Lowers costs, enhances performance and satisfaction.

CPS Solution Team Helps Hospital Save More Than $6 Million

Nov 21, 2014 6:03:00 PM
Improved quality, safety and discovered additional cost reductions

Telepharmacy: How technology is innovating the hospital pharmacy

Nov 11, 2014 12:00:00 PM
Becker’s Hospital Review: The hospital pharmacy typically accounts for up to 15% of a hospital's annual operating ...

Comprehensive Pharmacy Services Appoints Gentry Hughes Executive Vice President, Development

Nov 3, 2014 12:00:00 PM
Memphis, TN – September 3, 2014: Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS), the nation's largest pharmacy services provider ...

340B or Not to Be: How Chain Pharmacies Can Thrive in the Complicated Federal Prescription Program

Oct 15, 2014 12:00:00 PM
NACDS Newswire (National Association of Chain Drug Stores): There is no doubt that the prescription growth potential ...

MILLIONS SAVED. QUALITY IMPROVED. STAFF STABILIZED:

Sep 4, 2014 12:00:00 PM
How a Leading Hospital Used its Own Pharmacy as a Change Agent

OMNISYS AND COMPREHENSIVE PHARMACY SERVICES PARTNER TO OFFER FIRST FULL-SERVICE 340B TECHNOLOGY SOLUTION TO RETAIL PHARMACIES

Aug 18, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Dallas, TX / Memphis, TN – August 18, 2014: OmniSYS, a nationally recognized leader in Medicare Part B claims ...

3 Steps for Reducing Costs and Improving Quality for the Hospital Inpatient Pharmacy

Jul 10, 2014 12:00:00 PM
Becker's Hospital Review: With reimbursements declining and regulatory and financial pressures rising, it has never ...

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