Physician dispensing refers to the fulfillment of a prescription, at the point of care, to a patient, either by the prescribing physician or another employee at the practice, for the patient to take home (as opposed to administering in the office). Physician dispensing saves time and money for patients, improves satisfaction and medication compliance, and can be an additional revenue source for healthcare providers.
In most states in the U.S., physicians have the right under their medical license to diagnose, prescribe, and dispense legend drugs, but the guidelines vary state-to-state regarding which practitioners are permitted to, and under what circumstances, provide medications to patients. For more information on state dispensing regulations, please see our Dispensing Regulations page.
PharmaLink’s web-based dispensing software makes the process quick and easy, requiring no additional staff. The dispensing process requires only a few steps: