dispensing cost

dispensing cost

The remuneration paid to contractors for dispensing prescriptions written by NHS practitioners, which includes payments to dispensing contractors (community pharmacists) and appliance suppliers, dispensing doctors and non-dispensing doctors in respect of personally administered items.
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The total cost was calculated as the sum of the average dispensing cost (from PharmaCare and ODB in 2012) and the calculated product cost.
The OIG report goes on to say, "The dispensing cost information clarifies that our analysis did not account for all of the costs associated with dispensing prescription drugs.
Patients and physicians would benefit from the use of an alternative whose cost would be near dispensing cost alone.
The authors noted higher dispensing costs in professional, independent, and clinic pharmacies than in other settings, a positive correlation between dispensing costs and prescription prices, and a negative correlation between dispensing cost and prescription volume.
Additionally, we have been able to drive down the dispensing cost per prescription using this system.
The report also noted that a higher dispensing cost was associated with pharmacies that provided intravenous, home infusion and custom compounded pharmaceuticals and concluded that the gross profit margin for a prescription is approximately $10.
NHS figures say the average net cost of a single prescription of Champix - not including discounts, fees or dispensing costs - was PS34 in 2013/14.
But a spokesman for Mr Kerr said: "The Executive policy remains that patients who can afford to should contribute towards dispensing costs.
Kerr said: "The Executive policy remains that it is right that patients who can afford to should continue to contribute towards NHS dispensing costs.
Suppliers have raised concerns that once drug payments are closer to acquisition costs, they will no longer be able to use overpayments on drugs to subsidize dispensing costs, which they state are higher than $5.
The program can also result in significant cost savings to the health care system based on lower prescription dispensing costs, improved adherence, and lower ongoing chronic treatment costs.
To help remain competitive, independent community pharmacies found efficiencies to reduce their dispensing costs slightly, from $12.