“Try new things, meet new people, and look beyond what’s right in front of you. … understanding this amazing world we live in.” Andrew Zimmern May the new year and decade bring you joy and prosperity. With all the best
How many times have you heard “pharmacy needs to shift their focus from product to service”? CPESN® USA and the Community Pharmacy Foundation is planning to help pharmacies do just that through the program “Flip the Pharmacy.” Who are these
CVS Health and Aetna closed their $69 billion merger on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 bringing together one of the nation’s largest pharmacy chains with health insurance giant Aetna yet, there are still many unanswered questions. What about antitrust implications? Will this merger reduce healthcare costs?
Pharmacists have been asking ValuePharmacists “Where do I go to find out how to start a collaborative practice?” Our answer – the CDC’s Advancing Team-Based Care Through Collaborative Practice Agreements: Resource and Implementation Guide for Adding Pharmacists to the Care
The idea for a blog post with a compilation of (fairly) recent, consumer interest, pharmacy-related topics struck after listening to a local radio personality and remembering the regular newsletters Val wrote while Executive Director of the Colorado Pharmacists Society. So
“The only way pharmacists will be paid for their medication-related services is if they can document their value.” The Pharmacist eCare Plan should be an excellent tool that pharmacists will be able to use to capture clinical data that payers
A year ago, Value Pharmacists introduced our readers and members to the Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Network (CPESN®). The CPESN concept was expanding across the country. At the time of the blog post, CPESNs had launched in 15 states and
What do you mean “Fix the Glitch”? The title of our 5/13/2018 blog post had a lot of people scratching their heads. What exactly does it mean? The Value Pharmacists’ “Fix the Glitch” post announced that the Colorado legislature passed
Colorado House Bill 2018-1313 has passed the legislature. After final enactment and rules promulgation, pharmacists will be prescribers, under certain circumstances, in Colorado. Hear testimony in support of CO HB18-1313 (begins at ~9.5 minutes and lasts over 20 minutes).
Just 3 months after CVS Health announced its intention to acquire Aetna, Cigna agrees to buy PBM Express Scripts and Albertsons agrees to buy Rite Aid stores. Experts in healthcare are saying these mergers and acquisitions have the potential to