Month: December 2017

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas to all of our Independent Pharmacies and their families. Keystone/PARD offices will close at Noon on Friday, December 22, 2017 and remain closed through Monday, January 1, 2018 in observance of the holiday. We will resume our normal

Help Us Help You: Tell Us How DIR Is Impacting You

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking public comment by January 16, 2018 on a proposal that would require all pharmacy DIR to be reflected at point of sale.  NCPA will encourage CMS to formally adopt this proposal,

NCPA Advocacy Center Update – Week Ending December 15, 2017

NCPA’s Doug Hoey touts pharmacist savings, PBM reforms in Congressional testimony: The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health held a Dec. 13 hearing entitled “Examining the Drug Supply Chain.” The 10-person panel included the entire supply chain, from manufacturers

What Are Your Community Pharmacy Priorities for 2018? – NCPA Survery

Below is a simple & quick survey from NCPA. They want to hear from you as to “what is bothering & costing you the most”. Please take 5 minutes and let them know your thoughts. 2018 Priorities Membership Survey flyer

Brush Up on Employment Law: Webinar Tomorrow

Without the big HR department of a large chain, the weight of compliance falls on the pharmacy owner. The NCPA Innovation Center’s Dec. 13 CE webinar will give you the information and tools you need to manage human resources and

NCPA Advocacy Center Update – Week Ending December 8, 2017

NCPA to testify before key health panel next week: The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health announced a Dec. 13 hearing entitled “Examining the Drug Supply Chain.” NCPA CEO Doug Hoey is scheduled to testify to share the community

Social Media Marketing Tips for the Holidays

With the holiday season upon us it’s easy to let your pharmacy’s social media presence slip throughout all of the hustle and bustle. In fact, these are some of the most crucial times to beef up your social media presence

Tomorrow is “DIR Day”

On Wednesday, Dec. 6, take the time to share with legislators how much you have paid in DIR fees this year. Let them know how DIRs imposed by PBMs have impacted patient costs at the register and how they have

NCPA Advocacy Center Update – Week Ending December 1, 2017

HHS nominee Azar passes first confirmation test: Alex Azar, President Trump’s nominee to be HHS Secretary, outlined four priority issues during a three-hour Senate HELP Committee hearing: 1) address prescription drug prices; 2) advance affordable, consumer-focused health care; 3) enhance

Four 5-minute Tasks You Can Accomplish Right Now

• Create a “Wash Away Germs” end-cap for Hand Washing Awareness Week (Dec. 3-9) featuring hand soaps, antibacterial lotions, air sanitizers like Lysol, and wipes. • Take a photo of one of your lift chairs with a big red bow