THE WOODLANDS, Texas & SUMMIT, N.J. — McKesson Specialty Health, a division of McKesson Corp., last week announced the integration of its distribution services with General Medical Services' Physician Office Drug Inventory System. The alliance creates the first end-to-end integrated iventory and order-to-reimbursement verification solution designed 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, VP 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.
Ophthalmology providers will now be able to take advantage of numerous benefits under the new integrated inventory solution, which includes increased efficiency with automated ordering functionality as well as real time order tracking and direct payment.
“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," GMS CEO Steven Madreperla, MD, PhD said. " 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."