Mail Order Pharmacy Question

by Judi
(Sacramento ca)

Question Regarding Mail-Order Pharmacy Employees

Question Regarding Mail-Order Pharmacy Employees

do you have to be standing all day?


How much math is involved?

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by: jhon

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Mail Order: Insurance and Compounding Question
by: David

Most mail order pharmacies are owned/operated by insurance companies. This means that you will only need to know how to process the mail order prescriptions through that particular insurance company. After a short time of working there, I'm sure it will become very easy to process the rxs through your companies insurance.

As for your question about compounding, most compounding is done for immediate or nearly immediate administration. Most (if not all) IV prescriptions will not be compounded through a mail order facility. Also, most IV prescriptions are given under the care of a nurse and under the supervision of a doctor. You don't have that type of direct supervision/care when you use a mail order facility.

I hope this better answers your question! Thank you!

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More information please
by: Anonymous

Hi Dave, I appreciate you answering my question, but I was asking about insurance and compounding, not the various math subjects involved. Could you be a little more clear?

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Insurance and compounding?
by: Anonymous

Do mail order pharmacy workers need to worry about insurance or compounding? Those were not 2 of my strong points back in pharmacy school.

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Mail Order Pharmacy Tech Answer
by: David Shedd

Yes, most if not all of the day is spent on your feet as a mail-order pharmacy technician. Quite a bit of math is involved. You will be figuring Days Supply on each prescription; counting out the pills for each prescription; converting systems of measurement: see Apothecaries System, Metric System, and American Standard;and working with Fractions and Decimals.

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