NCPA co-develops point-of-care testing guide, available now

NCPA February 27, 2024

Introducing A Guide to Implementing Point-of-Care Testing Services in Community Pharmacy, sponsored by QuidelOrtho, a comprehensive resource, brought to you by the NCPA Innovation Center and the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA). Why is this right for you? It’s been crafted by experienced pharmacists and industry experts to empower pharmacy teams to integrate POCT into their service offerings. By implementing the strategies outlined in this guide, your pharmacy can become a sought-after hub for community health, offering essential services and upgrading the way you engage with your patients. “Point-of-care testing has become increasingly important as community pharmacies seek to fill gaps in primary care and develop diversified revenue streams,” says NCPA President Lea Wolsoncroft, RPh. “This implementation guide provides an A-Z roadmap for pharmacists interested in offering this service in their practice setting and will be a valuable tool in doing so most effectively.”

Interested? Here's what you can expect:

Compliance Considerations: Tips for ensuring POCT services align with regulatory requirements and compliance standards.

Operational Guidance: Step-by-step guidance for implementing POCT services in a pharmacy — from setting up testing areas to establishing quality control measures.

Reimbursement Strategies: Comparisons of effective reimbursement strategies, including medical billing, for maximizing revenue while providing an affordable service.

Marketing Tips: Ideas and content for marketing strategies to promote POCT services effectively.

Resources: Links to additional resources, references, and tools to deepen understanding and stay informed about the latest developments in POCT.

    Whether you want to finally start offering POCT or seek opportunities to optimize your existing service, this guide covers every aspect to ensure your success. Download your copy today!

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