Jason Kennedy leads TELUS Health`s clinical team and oversees strategy and innovation in the area of pharmaceutical benefits. Prior to that, he led the operations team and assisted clients who are not based in Quebec. A registered pharmacist in the province of Ontario, he began his career at TELUS Health in 2009 as a clinical pharmacist, helping to create and maintain prescriptions. In collaboration with the Formulary team, Jason has been involved in new drug and clinical control activities. He then joined a distribution role for four years, where he worked closely with careers to provide strategic programs for plan sponsors. Jason continues to practice pharmacy in the community. In 2004, he completed his pharmacy studies at the University of Alberta. This means that if you make specific links with other direct payment networks, you will have to commit to paying the same fee for TELUS Health Insurance cardholders™. We follow the same rules as your competitors.

Our connected insurers must be given the same prices as those you charge our competitors. (Note: this does not prevent you from signing preferential supplier agreements with specific employers or groups in the sector.) We recommend that pharmacies file the application at least one week before it comes into effect (November 1, 2010) to allow TELUS Health Solutions sufficient time to register the pharmacy and obtain the new PSHCP operator number. We often hear that pharmacy customers tell us that they had to pay out of pocket to compensate for the price cuts. Our price lists are based on many reliable sources and allow for a reasonable surcharge. In Quebec, prices are set in accordance with our contract with the AQPP. In accordance with a portion of the contract to which we are bound, you agree to cover the cost of the ingredients we have identified and not pass these additional costs on to your customers. TELUS Health evaluates billing fees based on standard professional pharmacy fees. These fees are set by provincial legislation, negotiations with provincial pharmacies or individual pharmacies, as is the case in Ontario. Upon receipt of your vendor numbers, please contact your pharmacy software provider and request that they be programmed into your pharmacy system.

TELUS Health assigns a vendor number to each pharmacy that wishes to submit electronic transactions for payment. Several factors are taken into account before an institution is recognized. A pharmacy looking for a supplier number must meet the following criteria: After the agreement is reached, TELUS Health will send a welcome package to the pharmacy containing all the necessary information before it comes into force (November 1, 2010). If the pharmacy does not listen to TELUS Health before it comes into effect, call the TELUS Pharmaceutical Health Centre at 1-800-668-1608. The BC Pharmacy Association is hosting a live webinar on Telus Health`s new supplier contract (Note: Only selected pharmacies have been equipped with the new agreement). Join our guest speaker Jason Kennedy, RPh, Director, Health Business Consulting at TELUS, while explaining the reason for the new agreement, giving an overview of some of the changes to the new agreement and answering some frequently asked questions. Drug verification is a standard part of the Assure™ card. This additional information can improve your customer service experience by looking at potential problems that your pharmacy`s software may not cover.

Plans that provide a direct EDI payment for medications are beneficial to employees, which is good for the pharmacy and its customers. The reality that it is enough to charge customers the normal price is essential to its success. These include royalties for oral contraceptives and diabetic care, which are often subject to reduced collection fees. As a result, TELUS Health customers do not need to be charged for EDI services, for customers who pay in cash, or for other customers with direct payment plans.