TCMA will dispense prepackaged medications found on the employee formulary created for your employee’s needs.
Formulary will be adjusted for needs of the employee population.
The formulary will be based on the prevailing patient needs and TCMA clinical provider experience and modified as required to meet patient needs. TCMA has proven that on-site pharmacy services contribute to controlling costs while greatly contributing to a higher continuity of care for patients in a patient-centered and convenient manner. This enables employees to return to work in a timelier manner with all health needs met.
The scope of medications dispensed on-site will include:
- Allergy, flu and cold medications
- Arthritis and pain medications
- Asthma medication
- Cholesterol lowering agents
- Diabetes medications and supplies
- Ear health
- Anti-fungal agents
- Gastrointestinal health
- Glaucoma and eye care
- Heart health & blood pressure medications
- Mental health agents
- Skin conditions
- Thyroid medication
- Anti-viral medications
- Vitamins and nutritional health
- Women’s health medications
- Anti-inflammatories (e.g., Prednisone, Medrol dose packs)
- Smoking cessation medications
Treasure Coast Medical Associates ensures that our municipal partners enjoy the best possible pharmaceutical pricing as we are constantly re-evaluating our vendors to control your costs.
Extrapolated from other municipal partners in the area, TCMA has managed savings to local municipalities in the range of 6.40:1 to 9.80:1 (See attached ROI reports showing further savings). Pharmacy savings represents the highest savings in terms of ROI and dollars saved than any other activity performed at an employee health clinic.
1. On-site services
TCMA will maintain an onsite, secure dispensing pharmacy with a formulary that will be adjusted to meet the needs of the employee population of your organization. We will perform on-site counseling regarding pharmaceutical selection and usage as needed.
2. Formulary selection and typical listing
Not withstanding the current formulary selection, TCMA health care providers evaluate and consider the best treatment for any patient presentation and always take into consideration the latest research & evidence to support their treatment along with cost savings.
3. Pharmacy Utilization Control Program
Pharmacy utilization control program is reported monthly in our standard reporting package. It will show the names of the medications, number of patients/prescriptions, prescribed, for the top 25.
We routinely e-prescribe for those medications outside of the clinic formulary.
5. Ninety (90) day refills
Generally, we do 90 day refills, unless other lengths of time are clinically indicated (antibiotics, etc.). Medications dispensed at the employee medical clinic will not be marked up in cost, but will be passed through to you at their wholesale price. There will be no additional cost for filling prescriptions and no other claims will be filed by TCMA. We will work with a number of medication vendors to obtain the lowest prices on the formulary’s medications.
6. Mail order pharmacy programs
We have a relationship with express scripts, however, we are able to interact and send prescriptions to any mail order pharmacy instrument that is inside the City’s health plan.