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New Healthcare Networks - Trend & Implications Pharmacy Podcast Episode 222

Interview with Kelli Kovak – Consultant to Healthcare Insurance & PBM Industry

[The expansion of health networks- the trend and the implications]

The idea that increased collaboration among rural healthcare providers could benefit both the collaborating organizations and the communities they serve is not new. In the past, collaboration among rural pharmacies, hospitals, and insurances has been advocated as a "strategic response" to the challenges these facilities face.

However, with respect to participation in multi-healthcare networks and health systems - the actual "SAVINGS" and data - offers little evidence that such arrangements yield significant benefits for rural communities, pharmacies, and hospitals.

How will new health networks benefit the business of pharmacy?

What's the impact to patient choice?

How does private pharmacies stay connected & competitive?

 

References:

ZoomCare Applies to be on Oregon Exchange

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/05/prweb12695078.htm

Proxsys Rx Launches Pharmacy Benefit Management Services to Save Employers 5 to 20 percent on Prescription Drug Benefits

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/04/prweb12674822.htm

UnitedHealth to Buy Catamaran for $12.8 Billion in Cash

http://www.wsj.com/articles/unitedhealth-to-buy-catamaran-for-12-8-billion-in-cash-1427709601

Direct download: New_HealthCare_Networks.mp3
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The Compounders Group - IACP Podcast Pharmacy Podcast Episode 221

This week I sat down with Dana Reed Kane, Matt Buderer and Susanne Williams of The Compounders Group. Listen to learn more about TCG and their upcoming members only seminar in Chicago July 24-25, 2015.This year’s seminar is packed full of information to help revolutionize your practice. James LaValle will be teaching us how to interpret lab results and turn those interpretations into supplement recommendations! David Kazarian will be discussing the latest technology in sterility testing, endotoxin and method suitability testing. We are excited to welcome George Roentsch’s daughter Rebecca to speak about nutritional recommendations for cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. Peter Ford will be joining us for case studies along with Matt Buderer and James LaValle. And our case studies come with a twist, a twist of lime that is, and a bar! You heard it right, just like the old days in the bar with George

From the episode . . . "This year’s seminar is packed full of information to help revolutionize your practice. James LaValle will be teaching us how to interpret lab results and turn those interpretations into supplement recommendations! David Kazarian will be discussing the latest technology in sterility testing, endotoxin and method suitability testing. We are excited to welcome George Roentsch’s daughter Rebecca to speak about nutritional recommendations for cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. Peter Ford will be joining us for case studies along with Matt Buderer and James LaValle. And our case studies come with a twist, a twist of lime that is, and a bar! You heard it right, just like the old days in the bar with George Roentsch. Our case studies sessions can’t be missed with the wealth of knowledge in the room, you are sure to leave with tons of notes and ideas to implement. Mark Burger and Dana Reed-Kane will discuss the cash only model in compounding pharmacy and how both have learned to thrive in the absence of third party contracts! IACP’s own David Miller will keep us up to date on the latest in compounding. 

Finally, Alan Muir and Peter Densborn will talk to us about branding, how to increase sales and how to create additional revenue streams for your business. It is two days of vital information you won’t want to miss. But remember, you have to be a member to attend."

Take a moment and visit their site at www.TheCompoundersGroup.com and if you haven't registered for Compounders on Capitol Hill yet, do that today at IACPRx.org/CCH.

Direct download: IACP_Podcast_Episode_7.mp3
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CLASS of 2015: Off-The-Beaten-Career-Paths Pharmacy Podcast Episode 220

Pharmacists: Off-The-Beaten-Career-Paths

Erin Albert  returns to the Pharmacy Podcast Show - with some advice for our #Pharmacy Future Leaders and recent graduates of Pharmacy: 

She writes: 

I get quite a few requests to help coach others about their career paths, particularly pharmacists and STEM professionals. As I traded email with someone this weekend about my career coaching service, I was reminded to go back and recall which books are about career development.  So, I thought it was worth a post to share all these, as I think they are great places to start when shopping for a one-of-a-kind off-the-beaten-career-path. (All these are on the Amazon Author page):

1. The Medical Science Liaison: An A to Z Guide – A classic for MDs, PharmDs and PhDs who want to enter the pharma/biotech environment, but love autonomy and science.  There’s the first book-book edition, and the second e-book edition.

2. The Life Science Lawyer - If any healthcare professional comes to me about law school, this is my must-read for them.  I also of course recommend Law School: A Few Short and Plain Statements as well…

3. The New Pharmacist: 46 Doses of Advice – This is more for younger pros in pharmacy, but I do end the book with dual degree/grad school options.  For the uber young, there’s #STEMPrincess.

4. Single. Women. Entrepreneurs. – One of the fastest growing demographics in entrepreneurship, and the only place where women beat men in starting businesses, this is for the 60%+ of women who are now in pharmacy–and other professions.

5. Plan C: The Full-Time Employee and Part-Time Entrepreneur – One of THE smartest options for pharmacists who have the entrepreneurial itch, but don’t want to fight the 65,000 pound gorillas in healthcare (PBMs, Wholesalers, etc.) by starting their own pharmacy.  I’m here to tell you that you can work as a pharmacist for someone else AND have your very own thing on the side part time!  This book is full of people doing just that.

6. Multipationals – I talk about one of the most creative avenues I’ve found thus far for pharmacists in this book.  I even experimented with my own career using the model.  What IS the model?  Guess you’ll have to read the book to figure that out.

There.  For all the pharmacists who keep on asking me, “Is this all there is?” – I offer you these 6+ books.  And while creating custom ANYTHING is hard (including a career) it’s way more rewarding than just treading water, creating nothing, and waiting for everyone else to hand cool stuff to you to do.  (Hint: you could be waiting for a while…)

Purchase the books here: 

http://www.amazon.com/Erin-Albert/e/B001JS14U2 

Celebration of Flexible Work Arrangements Week Prompts Author to Release New Book on New Career Trend

http://www.prweb.com/releases/Multipationals/Erin-L-Albert/prweb12701154.htm

Direct download: Pharmacy_Class_of_2015_Off-The-Beaten-Career-Paths.mp3
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TIPS FOR HILL DAY #CCH2015

This whole show is about Compounders on Capitol Hill but before Dave and I get to chatting about how to be a successful advocate on the Hill and our virtual hill day, I want to thank the Compounders Group for sponsoring this episode. The Compounders Group is the premier buying group by compounding pharmacists for compounding pharmacists. Take a moment and visit their site at www.TheCompoundersGroup.com and be sure to tune in next week when I chat with Dana Reed Kane, Matt Buderer & Susanne Williams. 

Be sure to read Lauren Onsa’s article: Hill Day: What Not To Wear Edition in the latest issue of Pharmacy Marketing Quarterly. You can read that by visiting our new publication page IACPRx.org/Publications.

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Direct download: IACP_Podcast_6_CCH2015.mp3
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Legal Issues in Pharmacy Business Pharmacy Podcast Episode 218

Ron Lanton - discusses Pharmacy Business Law with the Carman & Mazina Law Firm. Episode 218 interview on the Pharmacy Podcast Show is with Natallia Mazina who is a partner in the law firm of Carman & Mazina.

The California firm specializes in pharmacy and business law. Our discussion covered topics such as how can independent community pharmacies overcome business obstacles like closed networks, unfair national PBM practices, and become better aligned with accountable care organizations (ACOs). 

Carman & Mazina

Pharmacy and Business Attorneys

404 San Anselmo Ave. San Anselmo, CA 94960

Phone: (415) 802-4750

www.cmpharmlaw.com

Direct download: Carman_Mazina_Podcast_2_PODCAST_FINAL.mp3
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IACP Podcast 5- USP 800 - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 217

Episode 5 - USP 800 - with Scot Maitland 
This week I caught up with Dave Miller, our Executive Vice President and CEO to talk about USP 800 and IACP Comments.
Today's podcast is brought to you by The Compounders Group. The Compounders Group is the premier buying group, by compounding pharmacists, for compounding pharmacists. For more information on the Compounders Group visit them at TheCompoundersGroup.com and like their Facebook page.
For more information on how to engage, visit the IACP website at IACPRx.org. If you're not a member, join us today.
The deadline to comment on the four guidance documents is May 31st. Submit your comments online through USP.org.
Read the summary document today on our website at IACPRx.org.

There are 22 days until Compounders on Capitol Hill - online registration ends on Friday, May 15. Register today at IACPRx.org/CCH and be sure to read Lauren Onsa's article Hill Day: What Not To Wear Edition.

Direct download: IACP_Podcast_Episode_5.mp3
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ARMADA SPECIALTY PHARMACY SUMMIT 2015 - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 216

The 2015 Armada Specialty Pharmacy Summit was held May 4-8, 2015 at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas. This annual event is the industry’s largest conference for specialty pharmacy. It includes thousands of attendees from pharmacy providers, pharma/biotech manufacturers, payers and many other specialty pharmacy stakeholder organizations.

The conference provides an unmatched opportunity for all attendees from around the nation to learn about specialty pharmacy while connecting and networking with leading industry executives, professionals and senior decision-makers within the specialty pharmacy channel. Over the four day meeting, attendees will gain an in-depth understanding of all aspects of specialty pharmacy from more than 50 renowned industry speakers who will provide the most current information on the many facets of the $100+  billion specialty pharmacy channel.

With notable past keynote speakers such as President George W. Bush, Michael J. Fox, Governor Mitt Romney, Dennis Miller, Karl Rove, Robert Gibbs, Dr. Michio Kaku and Dr. Eric Topol; the Summit has proven to be an informative, entertaining and must attend event for all healthcare professionals. Armada's Annual Specialty Pharmacy Summit is now considered one of the top 5 conferences in the U.S. healthcare industry.   

We thank all who participated in our Armada Specialty Pharmacy Summit 2015 Post Pharmacy Podcast Show: 

Jonathan E. Levitt, Esq

Frier Levitt http://www.Frierlevitt.com 

Jim Smeeding, RPh., MBA 

National Association of Specialty Pharmacy http://www.NASPNET.org

Dr. Richard Migliori 

UnitedHealth Group http://www.UnitedHealthGroup.com 

Russel Allinson RPh., MS 

Therigy http://www.Therigy.com 

Marc O'Connor 

Curant Health http://www.CurantHealth.com 

Jose' Domingos 

Accreditation Commisson for Health Care http://www.ACHC.org 

Direct download: ARMADA_SPECIALTY_PHARMACY_SUMMIT_2015_FINAL.mp3
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The Dangers of Fad Diets: Misconceptions in Pharmacy Podcast Episode 215

Every day it seems like we hear about a new diet is ready to make weight loss faster and easier than ever before. For our 3rd installment of "Misconceptions in Pharmacy" - we interview Dr. Anyssa Garza - with RxWiki about these (sometimes) dangerous Fad Diets. Most fad diets go something like this: Take a few foods, give them 'magic' power, and set a plan to convince people that eating this way and only this way will promote weight loss. The following diets might spur short-term weight loss, but many are difficult to follow, have arbitrary rules, and a few could put your health in danger. 

Anyssa Garza received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Texas at Austin.  She was later recognized for her contributions to research in the area of alcohol dependence. She went on to act as Director of Pharmacy for a Central Texas Department of Aging and Disability facility where she provided care for underserved patients for several years.

Dr. Garza is currently working as the Director of Life Sciences Library at RxWiki where she continues to build her practice on the fundamental belief that providing patients with medication information and medical knowledge contributes significantly to the quality of care they receive and improves quality of life and health outcomes through medication adherence.

Dr. Garza’s work focuses on educating patients and providing them with the resources needed to navigate the overwhelming and complex health system and healthcare issues.

http://www.dailyrx.com/people/anyssa-garza-pharmd

http://www.PatientsPodcast.com 

Direct download: Common_Misconceptions_Fad_Diets.mp3
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FDA Guidance Documents - IACP Podcast Pharmacy Podcast Episode 214

IACP Podcast Episode 4:

This week I caught up with Dave Miller, our Executive Vice President and CEO to talk about IACP Comments on FDA Guidance Documents. Today's podcast is brought to you by The Compounders Group. The Compounders Group is the premier buying group, by compounding pharmacists, for compounding pharmacists. For more information on the Compounders Group visit them at TheCompoundersGroup.com.

For more information on how to engage, visit the IACP website at http://IACPRx.org. If you're not a member, join us today. 

The deadline to comment on the four guidance documents is May 18th. Submit your comments online through Regulations.gov and search for the docket number. Read the summary document today on our website at http://IACPRx.org.

Direct download: IACP_Podcast_FDA_Guidance_Documents.mp3
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Scot Maitland with the IACP Podcast interviews - Loren Madden Kirk

Speaker of the House, APhA

Loren is a student pharmacist at the East Tennessee State University Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy. As a Raleigh, NC, he grew up as any suburban child would: with a horse, well-practiced light-saber moves, and no knowledge of what hair products could do for curly hair. Loren has competitively ridden horses since he was 7, regard Star Wars: Return of the Jedi as his favorite movie, and thanks his grandmother for his curly hair. Loren graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in animal science. His first role was as a veterinary pharmacy technician. Loren then transitioned to compounding pharmacy, where he had a keen interest in pharmaceutics, then to quality control and management.

Loren is looking forward to working with other pharmacists to expand the advocacy tools available, broadening interprofessional champion network, and preparing to be healthcare advocates. 

Direct download: IACP_Podcast_4.mp3
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