ATLANTA – LexisNexis® Risk Solutions and eRx Network have secured their first customer as part of the strategic alliance that began in August. Announced today, Bartell Drugs, a family-owned pharmacy chain of 67 stores in the greater Puget Sound area, will use LexisNexis VerifyRx™ to perform real-time, comprehensive prescription compliance checks within their existing workflows.
The solution uses the existing, real-time pharmacy connectivity of eRx Network and the provider validation service from LexisNexis – on more than 8.5 million providers. It requires little to no IT integration effort or maintenance by a pharmacy chain and enables industry-leading prescriber validation across the pharmacy industry.
“We were ready to take the next step in prescriber compliance and needed a turnkey solution that would not take resources away from our focus on patients,” said Peter Koo, senior vice president of pharmacy, Bartell Drugs. “The VerifyRx solution enables Bartell to take advantage of timely, accurate and comprehensive prescriber data via the LexisNexis Provider Data MasterFile™, using eRx Network’s connectivity to implement a solution directly within our pharmacy workflow.”
Using VerifyRx helps to mitigate the risk of payment recovery and regulatory fines that commonly result from the prescriptive authority, federal licensing, state credentials and controlled substance regulations.
“We are pleased to be partnering with Bartell to deliver the vast capabilities of VerifyRx and the value provided by the seamless integration with the eRx Network,” said Craig Ford, vice president of sales, Pharmacy, LexisNexis Risk Solutions. “Verifying prescriber data in the workflow process is critical to pharmacies. Our strategic alliance has enabled us to respond to the needs of Bartell and other chains to deliver a leading, compliance-driven solution while using their existing connectivity.”
In addition to conducting comprehensive compliance checks with VerifyRx, pharmacies can take advantage of its time-saving, risk mitigation features, such as a custom user interface and reporting tools.
“The combination of eRx Network’s reliable network and the comprehensive prescriber compliance solution of LexisNexis Health Care will help make it easier and more efficient for Bartell to meet compliance requirements through its entire chain of stores,” said Richard Brook, senior vice president, eRx Network. “We are confident that the implementation of our combined solutions will add value to Bartell’s processes without causing any disruption to their workflows or increases to their operational costs or development efforts.”
About Bartell Drugs
Family-owned since 1890, Seattle-based Bartell Drugs is proud of its more than 127-year history based in the Northwest. Four generations of the Bartell family have continuously focused on the future — and how the drugstore chain can better serve its customers. With exceptional customer service, locally made products and a focus on your overall wellbeing, Bartell Drugs is here to help. Operating 67 locations in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, it is the nation’s oldest family-owned drugstore chain. For more information on Bartell Drugs, visit www.bartelldrugs.com.
About eRx Network, LLC
eRx Network, LLC, formerly a Change Healthcare company, provides pharmacy claims switching and secure electronic prescription routing solutions that are designed to help retail pharmacies improve operational efficiency, optimize reimbursement and improve pharmacy profitability and customer loyalty. Learn more at www.erxnetwork.com.
About LexisNexis Risk Solutions
LexisNexis Risk Solutions harnesses the power of data and advanced analytics to provide insights that help businesses and governmental entities reduce risk and improve decisions to benefit people around the globe. We provide data and technology solutions for a wide range of industries including insurance, financial services, healthcare and government. Headquartered in metro Atlanta, Georgia, we have offices throughout the world and are part of RELX (LSE: REL/NYSE: RELX), a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers. For more information, please visit www.risk.lexisnexis.com and www.relx.com.