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NCPA supports new bills 

January 30, 2023HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association supports two pieces of legislation re-introduced in the Senate that seek to bring transparency to pharmacy benefit managers. Sens. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., and Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, have reintroduced:  The PBM Transparency Act (S. 127) would provide plan sponsors/employers transparency on how PBMs administer their pharmacy benefit and clarifies the Federal Trade Commission’s enforcement authority to prohibit...

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NCPA gets real with ‘Show Me’ 

December 30, 2022Tracy Orzel

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The National Community Pharmacists Association has already been facilitating live coaching, but its new educational reality series, “Show Me,” allows the organization to expand its reach in a popular TV makeover format.  The YouTube series features real pharmacists who need help getting their business back on track.  “What our members like the most is peer-to-peer learning,” said Kurt Proctor, president of the NCPA Innovation Center. “(So,...

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NCPA promotes Anne Cassity 

December 19, 2022HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association has announced that Anne Cassity has been promoted to senior vice president of government affairs. She will lead NCPA’s federal and state legislative and regulatory outreach, spearhead political and external affairs, and work closely with the Department of Policy and Pharmacy Affairs to coordinate the association’s robust advocacy efforts. “Community pharmacy has never been more visible among patients, members...

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Pharmacy organizations criticize Tricare decision

December 7, 2022HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A group of pharmacy organizations, including the National Community Pharmacists Association and the National Home Infusion Association, worry that decisions by Cigna and Express Scripts to eliminate the option for Tricare beneficiaries to obtain prescriptions at their pharmacy of choice will disrupt patient access to needed medications.  In a letter to Amy Bricker, president of Express Scripts, and David Cordani, president and CEO of Cigna, the organizations argued...

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NCPA releases second episode of reality show

December 1, 2022HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association has released the second episode of “Show Me,” a reality series styled after popular TV makeover shows, only the stars are real pharmacists who need help getting a certain aspect of their business on track. This episode takes place in Wagoner, Okla., where pharmacist Steve Nicholas is looking for help start a vaccine program from the ground up at the 50-year-old Rogers Drug Company. “Show Me” coach...

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NCPA releases first episode of new reality series 

November 8, 2022HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association has released the first episode of its new educational reality series “Show Me.” The series, which is styled after popular TV makeover shows, stars pharmacists who need help getting a certain aspect of their business on track. In the first episode, coaches Meredith Ayers, CPhT, and Tana N. Kaefer, PharmD, help pharmacy owners Chris and Gwen O’Neill of Circle Pharmacy in Philadelphia find additional streams of...

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In brief: Pharmacy deserts, new CEO at National HME, OM donation

October 28, 2022HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association and the University of Southern California are collaborating on a new interactive mapping tool that could promote health equity by identifying pharmacy shortage areas in the United States. The tool can also help policymakers see the consequences of pharmacy benefit manager practices that are believed to contribute to pharmacy access issues. The tool shows nearly one in four neighborhoods nationwide are pharmacy shortage areas....

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In brief: Amazon tackles sleep, Next Day Access franchise grows, AAH announces Homecare Champion nominees

October 7, 2022HME News Staff

SEATTLE – Amazon has introduced Halo Rise, a multi-purpose bedside tracker to help users sleep.  The device uses built-in sensor technology to provide accurate insights and personalized sleep analysis, the company says.  “Quality sleep is an incredibly important factor in our overall health and well-being,” said Melissa Cha, vice president of Amazon Smart Home and Health. “In today’s busy world, getting more and better sleep is one of the areas that customers...

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NCPA launches reality series 

October 4, 2022HME News Staff

KANSAS CITY – The National Community Pharmacists Association will debut a new educational reality series called “Show Me” this month. The series is styled after popular TV makeover shows, only the stars are real pharmacists who need help getting certain aspects of their businesses on track. The first season of the series will focus on immunizations. “We wanted to do something different, something that would be fun, something that can be shared, and something that pharmacists...

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In brief: Complex rehab momentum, telehealth risks, Medicare Advantage bill

September 16, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – A record 300-plus advocates participated in the NCART/NRRTS Virtual Congressional Fly-in on Sept. 14.  Those advocates, who included consumers, clinicians, providers, manufacturers, family members, caregivers and others, held meetings with 292 congressional offices throughout the day.  “In the weeks ahead, we will be carrying out the important task of following up with offices on the ‘congressional asks’ presented,” said Don Clayback in an...

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