ASD Healthcare is now AmerisourceBergen specialty distribution
As part of the next phase of our evolution, the ASD Healthcare brand will be streamlined as AmerisourceBergen’s specialty distribution capabilities. This change does not impact ordering or contracting.

Take a Stand Against DIR Fees

By Peter Kounelis, R.Ph.

Direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees are wreaking havoc on balance sheets across community pharmacies, with many asking what can be done right now. It is reasonable to expect that pharmacy reimbursements are fair, accurate and timely, yet DIR fees are misleading, confusing and retroactive. This lack of transparency, as well as the resulting instability, threatens the viability of independent community pharmacies — and impacts patient access to medication.

About the Author

Peter Kounelis, R.Ph.

Vice President of Elevate Provider Network
AmerisourceBergen
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