JUNE 2022
Thriving—Not Just Surviving!!

On July 6th of this year, I will be celebrating my sixteenth year of ownership—having left my academic position at the University of Iowa. I left with a mission to demonstrate that clinical services can indeed be implemented in the community pharmacy setting. It wasn’t just the implementation of clinical services that was the end goal, but rather creating new revenue sources outside of dispensing medications. During my time at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, I also had a practice site at Main at Locust Pharmacy and my job was to create new revenue sources through clinical services. It was during my time at Main at Locust Pharmacy that I saw the reductions in dispensing revenues and the need to find alternative avenues to receive payment for services. So, when I had the opportunity to leave my college position, I did so with the full understanding that we needed to transform our practice to be able to deliver clinical services that added value and that payers/organizations/patients were willing to pay for. 

Now, here we are sixteen years later. ... click here for the rest of the article.
Randy McDonough, PharmD, MS, BCGP, BCPS, FAPhA
Director of Practice Transformation
Flip the Pharmacy
Cohort 4 is Now Open!
Now is Your Chance to Get Involved
in Flip the Pharmacy

Applications for Flip the Pharmacy Cohort 4 (Running from October 2022 to September 2024) are now being accepted!
  • Applications are available to TEAMS, not individual pharmacies. If you are an individual pharmacy, please contact your CPESN leadership team in your local network.
  • Click here to access the application site.
  • Applications will close on August 1st, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time
Upcoming Informational Webinars:
Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. EDT

Click here for the registration link. Please note, if you have already registered for one webinar in the series, you will not need to re-register for another.

If you missed the May webinar, please click here to view the recording.
If you missed the June webinar, please click here to view the recording.
In preparation for your potential application, Flip the Pharmacy Team and individual pharmacy commitments and requirements are available below:
  • Team Commitments: Click here.
  • Individual Pharmacy Commitments and Requirements: Click here.
Flip the Pharmacy Change Package for
June 2022
Opioid Progression
June 2022 is the second month of our focus on opioids. The goal for this Change Package is to discuss naloxone with patients.
A summary of the workflow innovations:
  • Step 1: Assess patients to determine if they are a naloxone candidate.
  • Step 2: Implement a process to ensure counseling occurs.
  • Step 3: Discuss naloxone with patients.
  • Step 4: Share with prescribers about patients receiving naloxone.
Throughout the opioid progression and onward, the intent is to document care plans for patients receiving an opioid medication. Click here or the image to view the change package.
Flip the Pharmacy
Best Practices Webinar

Please join us for our next session!
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 1 p.m. EDT

If you missed the June session, click here for the recording. 
Our guest was Leslie Herron, pharmacist and owner of Sumpter Pharmacy with CPESN Iowa, who shared her success during May 2022. She provided 600 disposal packets for medications intended for opioid prescriptions and dispensing 60 naloxone prescriptions to patients identified.

Click here if you have not yet registered for the series
Technology Solutions Partners
Workflow Webinars

The Flip the Pharmacy / CPESN Workflows Webinars hosted by the Technology Solutions Partners (TSPs) is a series to help your pharmacy staff understand how to maximize their technology systems for eCare Plan documentation.
Click here for the registration information and 
the dates and times provided by our TSPs.
Mark your calendars so that you don’t miss your TSP’s webinar!
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Best of the Flip the Pharmacy Blog
Click here to enjoy a blog post entitled, Committed to Caring in the Community by Kat Saltarelli and Hannah Fritz. Saltarelli is a PharmD Candidate 2022 for the Wilkes University, Nesbitt School of Pharmacy. Fritz is a PharmD Student 2023 Public Health Concentration also for Wilkes University, Nesbitt School of Pharmacy.

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