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Pharmacy Podcast Episode 146 iMedicare - Simplifying Medicare for Pharmacies & Patients

Millions of Medicare patients walk into their pharmacy concerned about their Medicare plan coverage and how to save money. Pharmacists have the expertise to help them more than an insurance broker or a social worker can due to the complexities around Step Therapy, Prior Authorization, and Quantity Limits different plans require.

We’ve seen time and time again how pharmacies that take the time to sit down and help patients see the highest profit returns.

We make it easy to navigate the complexity of Medicare for your patients, show you preferred networks you are (and are not) in, and which plan reimburses your pharmacy best (and worst).

Best of all, we are on an iPad, making it easy for you to market this service even outside of your pharmacy, in nursing homes or retirement communities!

483 Broadway 2nd Floor
New York City, NY 10013

phone: 1.800.817.6526


Direct download: iMedicare20Podcast2020FInal20Mixdown201.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 2:20pm EDT

Pharmacy Podcast Episode 145 Independent Pharmacy Owner Jerry Shapiro

Welcome to Uptown Drug & Gift Shop, a family-run business established in 1945. The proprietors are Jo Ann and Jerry Shapiro, who purchased the store from Jerry’s parents in 1969. For twenty-seven years, the store was located in the mid-Wilshire area. Seeing the rebirth of downtown L.A., we decided to move our business there in August of 2004.

Our pharmacy is dedicated to helping all of our patients receive the best possible medical care as it relates to pharmacy services. First and foremost, we are prescription specialists. In order to maintain our high standards, we have gathered together a varied and large staff. Each member’s goal is to make sure that every patient gets the personal attention that they deserve.

Direct download: Jerry_Shapiro_FINAL.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 8:56am EDT

Pharmacy Podcast Episode 144 #RxChat Big Strategies in Pharmacy: What Moves Us Forward?

Today's #RxChat is about - >

"Big Strategies in Pharmacy: What Moves Us Forward?" 

Here's the topic questions for discussion:

1. What do you see as the major services that pharmacists will provide in the future?

2. How do you see inpatient pharmacy services positioned in the future?

3. How do you see outpatient pharmacy disease management positioned in the future?

4. Where do you see compounding and specialty drugs as part of pharmacy's future?

5. As pharmacy services evolve how do you see traditional dispensing change?

Special Guest -  

@ProPharmRx Dr. Jenna Klempay 

Direct download: RxChat_April_9_Big_Strategies_FINAL.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 3:09pm EDT

Pharmacy Podcast Episode 143 #RxChat Provider Status Discussion and Update

With the latest news about H.R.4190 - To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage under the Medicare program of pharmacist services - we talk "Provider Status" today. 

Special thanks to co-founder @RxWiki for all the assistance with #RxChat - every Wednesday at 12:30PM ET. 

  1. What do you think of the recent bill in Congress to include pharmacists as health providers?

  2. What are your thoughts on pharmacists advocating for a change in provider status?

  3. How do you see pharmacist provider status impacting your practice?

  4. Do you try to engage patients, professionals, or policymakers on this topic?

  5. What kind of opportunities are you looking forward to with the way pharmacy is changing?

About Ron Lanton:  Email:


Mr. Lanton is the Owner & Chief Strategist at True North Political Solutions LLC.


Mr. Lanton has over 20 combined years of government affairs and legal experience. This includes activities on the municipal, state, and federal levels of government. Most recently he worked for a pharmaceutical wholesaler, where he created and oversaw the company's Government Affairs Department, served as their exclusive lobbyist and also advocated for the company's various healthcare customers.


Prior to that Ron worked at a government affairs consulting firm in Arlington, VA where he worked on healthcare, energy, commerce and transportation issues. He has also clerked for a federal magistrate, was appointed as a municipal commissioner on environmental issues and has consulted Wall Street firms on financial issues. He has been a featured industry speaker on issues such as pharmaceutical safety and healthcare cost containment.  


Mr. Lanton has a Juris Doctor from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from Miami University of Ohio. He is also a 40 under 40 award recipient.

Direct download: RxChat_Pharmacist_Provider_Status_Update_FINAL.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 10:08am EDT