There is a lot of evidence to support claims that rural residents are on average less healthy than urban residents. This health disparity stems from lack of money, access, education, and resources required to sustain a healthy lifestyle.
“Congratulations, you made a $5 dollar profit on this prescription. Oh wait… I’m going to have to take $4 of that back for various fees. Congratulations, you made a $1 dollar profit on this prescription.”
This is an example of how DIR fees affect your reimbursements and ultimately your pharmacy’s bottom line, only on a much smaller scale.