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Weatherbee provides customized, consulting services that are unmatched in the hospice industry.

Pharmacy Expertise

Pharmacy services are a requirement of the Hospice Medicare Conditions of Participation. These services, and responsibility for oversight of them, intersect numerous departments within a hospice. Frequent changes to pharmacy-related regulatory requirements and constant updates to medication use practices, as well as the economic necessity to effectively manage pharmacy costs, confer additional burden and risk to hospices.


Though under the domain of hospice executives, pharmacy expertise is generally not part of the specialized skill set of hospice executives.The absence of resident pharmacy expertise results in a knowledge asymmetry between the hospice and its pharmacy services providers. This can result in inefficient operations, insufficient oversight, and disadvantaged or unbalanced contracts.


Weatherbee’s pharmacy consultant provides expert pharmacy consultation and education services designed to eliminate the inefficiencies and insufficiencies within a hospice’s current pharmacy contracts or operations. 


The Pharmacy Expertise consulting service is designed to assist hospices in the search for a pharmacy vendor that best meets their needs. Whether a comprehensive evaluation of the sufficiency of their current pharmacy partner or the search for a new one, in consultation with the client, Weatherbee Resources designs and manages a pharmacy Request-for-Proposal (RFP) project:

This comprehensive service includes:

  • needs assessment

  • project timeline and status update schedule

  • custom RFP question set

  • vendor evaluation matrix

  • on-site attendance for vendor presentations

  • written comparative analysis of final bids

Weatherbee also offers pharmacy vendor transition management services.


The primary goal of every Weatherbee consultation is to support the delivery of high-quality hospice services by identifying areas of inefficiency or insufficiency and eliminate risk exposure. Pharmacy Expertise Consulting Services are congruent with Weatherbee’s mission to support hospice growth, compliance, education and performance improvement.

Engaging Weatherbee will result in:

  • Improved financial performance

  • Improved operational performance

  • Reduced regulatory risk secondary to pharmacy operations             

  • Organizational confidence in the selection of a pharmacy vendor.


Please contact Weatherbee for additional information regarding how we can help you with pharmacy services.

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