IS PHYSICIAN DISPENSING LEGAL?
Yes, in all but six states - NY, NJ, TX, MT, UT, and MA. NY and NJ have exceptions for HIV and oncology practices. TX has certain exceptions for low-density areas. Laws are subject to change.
IS THERE A SPECIAL LICENSE REQUIRED TO DISPENSE?
The rules vary in states where physician dispensing is permitted. UMed consultants will assist you in fulfilling any requirements during the training and installation process. However, Welgo is not licensed to practice law or give legal advice. If you have any questions regarding the licensing requirements for physician dispensing, you should consult your own lawyer.
WILL I BE A FULL SERVICE PHARMACY?
No. You are not licensed as a pharmacy or required to operate as an “open door” pharmacy. You may carry those medications that you prescribe on a frequent basis. You may carry as many or as few medications as you appropriate for your practice requires or you choose to invest from a financial perspective.
AM I REQUIRED TO BE LICENSED AS A RETAIL PHARMACY?
No. Dispensing physicians are not required to have a pharmacy license and are not considered a pharmacy.
MAY I DISPENSE MEDICATIONS FOR OTHER DOCTORS?
No. You can only dispense medications for your patients.
WILL MY PERSONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE INCREASE?
No, typically. Dispensing typically includes a physician providing samples, vaccines and other injections to patients. However, you should consult your insurance policies to be 100% certain.
IS THERE ANY SALES TAX WE NEED TO CHARGE?
No, generally; prescription drug sales are subject to sales tax is in only a few states, and Welgo is set up to handle the collection of sales tax. However, tax laws are subject to change and you should consult your tax and legal advisors on the current tax laws in the state where your office is located.
WHAT ARE THE PAYER BENEFITS?
Payers and other healthcare constituencies benefit from improved medication compliance and adherence. Physicians know that his or her patients receive their needed medications resulting in higher overall outcomes, resulting in lower overall medical costs. Payers benefit from lower short-term and lower long-term health care costs incurred by patients.
What does UMed do?
UMed provides all consulting, education and on-boarding services as well as ongoing account management to ensure our partner physician practices begin and maintain a smooth and simple medication distribution workflow with their patients.
what does welgo do?
Welgo provides all medications at wholesale prices, verifies patient insurance eligibility and processes all insurance claims to ensure a smooth medication distribution and payment process for physicians.
How long does it take for a practice to be enrolled and distributing meds?
We will assist you with completion of the enrollment packed after which it will take 4-6 weeks to receive your credentials.
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