BetterRX offers Medication Utilization Reviews to ensure hospices use the most appropriate and cost effective medications while still providing optimal patient care.
The Utilization Review is a pharmacist review of the pharmacy invoice followed by a meeting to discuss potential areas for improvement.
Antibiotic use Antidepressant use Methadone use
Use of compounded medications GERD medication use
Use of unrelated comfort medications and medications providing no symptom management (e.g., vitamin supplements)
Inhaled medication use
Use of unrelated medications
Excessive ordering (e.g., multiple orders of small quantities)
Excessive use (e.g., ordering large quantities of morphine tablets)
Deliveries - number per patient, prescriptions per delivery, number of after hours and stat deliveries, cost per delivery
Cost and number of medications over $300, $100-$300, $50-$100 and percentage to total
Prescriptions per patient
Cost per prescription
Deprescribing best practices