News & Advice

Recordings Now Available: CMS Star Ratings 2018 Webinar Series

AmerisourceBergen and Good Neighbor Pharmacy partnered with Mirixa, OutcomesMTM, and EQuIPP to host three webinars on Medication Therapy Management (MTM) programs and their impact on Star Ratings, which in turn impact your pharmacy business. If you would like to review, or share with colleagues recordings are  now available. Webinar Date/Time Hosted By Registration Link MTM 2018: Driving… Read more »

Did You Know the Medicare Part D Program Is Open to Any Willing Pharmacy?

Peter J. Kounelis, R.Ph., Vice President Elevate Provider Network One of the fundamental provisions of the Medicare Part D program is that any pharmacy provider can participate in all Part D networks at the Standard Cost Share level, as long as they accept and meet each plan sponsors’ standard terms and conditions. This is applicable… Read more »

Trenton receiving an award

Trenton Jenks Receives NCPA 2017 Prescription Drug Safety Award

Trenton Jenks, RPh, owner of The Prescription Pad Pharmacy in Fruitland, Idaho was named the winner of the National Community Pharmacists Association 2017 Prescription Drug Safety Award. Sponsored by Computer-Rx, the award recognizes pharmacists who have reached out in their communities to provide education about the benefits of the correct use of prescription drug products… Read more »

Improving a Community Pharmacy’s Digital Presence

By April Onufrak, Specialist, Digital and Web Media, AmerisourceBergen Twenty years ago, finding an independent pharmacy required thumbing through the local Yellow Pages and pulling out a physical map to pinpoint the address. Outside of the pharmacy’s name and address, patients had limited access to additional information – no reviews, outside of word-of-mouth recommendations, no… Read more »

Featured Supplier: PharmFresh Connect Pharmacy

There are three million google searches every month for information about pharmacies. The PharmFresh Connect pharmacy website is a a powerful, simple and inexpensive way to get your business online and noticed. Western States Pharmacy Coalition members benefit from discounted access to a variety of useful services: Online Prescriptions: Easily integrate your online prescriptions system… Read more »

NCPA Members List Top 2018 Policy Priorities

For the second year in a row, retroactive pharmacy direct and indirect remuneration fees rank as the top legislative and regulatory priority for members of the National Community Pharmacists Association. More than 37 percent of respondents chose DIR fees as the top concern. This is the fifth year in a row for the annual survey, which… Read more »

Poll: Older Americans Would Like More Health Services at Local Pharmacy

A new survey by PrescribeWellness finds that U.S. residents aged 40 years and older see their local pharmacy as a destination for preventive care and other health services. The survey found that 46% of such adults said they are willing to pay cash for preventive health services at their pharmacy instead of a copayment at… Read more »

Insights from Our Business Coaches

Expert guidance from experienced coaches is the hallmark of Business Coaching from Good Neighbor Pharmacy. Here is one of the pharmacy insights contributed by our business coaches: “It’s the prescribers, nurses and staff within a medical practice who may guide patients toward a particular pharmacy. If these providers, and their gatekeepers, feel confident that a community… Read more »

Diversification through Immunization

By Peter Kounelis, R.Ph., Vice President, Elevate Provider Network The following is an excerpt. Visit AmerisourceBergen’s Insights for the full article. The 2017-2018 flu season is being hailed as particularly severe. Pharmacists have an opportunity to help protect patients by encouraging them to get vaccinated if they haven’t already. For pharmacies, preparing for flu season means a… Read more »

Member Spotlight: Prime Formula Pharmacy

Owners: Don Han, General Manager, and Annie Lin, PharmD Location: Rowland Heights, CA Don Han and Annie Lin are the new owners of Prime Formula Pharmacy in Rowland Heights, California. During her time at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Annie interned at Walgreens, where she became a pharmacy technician and then moved on to become a pharmacist. She comes… Read more »