A new online pharmacy is bringing together traditional pharmacy services and an online pharmacy service that helps people who don’t have a prescription to buy cosmetic products without a doctor’s prescription.
The Pharmacy Benefits Center aims to help people avoid costly trips to the pharmacy and to avoid expensive medical bills, the company said.
Pharmacy benefits center The Pharmacist Benefit Services Center, or PBBSC, is part of the larger Pharmacy Benefit Services Program, or PBSP, launched by the Food and Drug Administration last month.
The PBBSP aims to reduce costs by allowing consumers to use their own money to buy health care-related products online.
The new service, called Pharmacy Services, lets people buy health insurance- and pharmacy-approved health care products directly from a pharmacy.
It is similar to the way that insurance companies pay for health care, and pharmacy benefit managers provide other services like prescription reminders.
A person who wants to get a prescription from a doctor is able to fill out a form, send it in, pay a fee and get the prescription filled.
But the pharmacy will send a copy of the form, and the pharmacy can send the person an email with a link to the form and a list of doctors who have prescriptions for the product, as well as other information, such as the name of the pharmacy.
Pharmacists then process the prescription.
Under the new system, customers are able to purchase health care prescriptions from an automated site, which has been in place since June 2016.
That site, PharmacyBenefits.com, now offers a number of new features.
One of the new features is a system that allows consumers to fill in prescription forms electronically and to make a payment online.
Other features include ordering online and getting the prescription done in person.
This is a new approach that is very new, but is in line with what other pharmacy benefit management companies have done in the past, said Gary Dickson, director of pharmacy benefit programs at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Other providers of health care benefit management, including CVS Health and the company that owns HealthSouth, have moved to online pharmacy services for prescription filling and other services.
Pharmacist benefit programs are generally designed to help patients pay for their prescriptions.
But a growing number of health insurance plans have begun using them to cover more people, including those who do not have a health insurance plan.
The health insurance companies, including Blue Cross Blue Shield of Maryland and the state’s health insurance exchange, are also using the new systems to cover people with pre-existing conditions who have lost their jobs, which means they have a high out-of-pocket cost, said Daniel Kostka, director for pharmacy benefit plans at the health insurance company.
Health insurers are paying for the pharmacy benefits program through taxes on the health plan premium, which will continue until the health plans raise premiums.
Pharmareg is now accepting applications for new pharmacy benefit manager members and the first two months of membership is available online through PharmacyPros.com.
The company said it expects the program to expand to more than 50 locations by the end of 2020.
A spokesman for the state Department of Health said he expects the Pharmacy Service Center to begin accepting applications in late 2019.
Pharmadoc is also expanding its pharmacy benefit program to cover new members and new plans in the coming months.
Pharmalot, which provides prescription management services to about 2,500 pharmacies nationwide, is accepting applications now for members and for new plans that will cover pharmacy benefits.
The pharmacy benefits center will expand to cover plans that cover other pharmacy benefits, such to prescription drug coverage, health care services for Medicare patients and other programs, and new coverage for seniors and other individuals with disabilities, said John F. Sullivan, president and CEO of Pharmalote.
Pharmaplex, a subsidiary of the national pharmacy benefit organization, is also accepting applications to become a pharmacy benefit center.
The program is available to members of the Pharmaregs and Pharmaplyx health insurance exchanges, and will expand over time to include other health plans, Sullivan said.