MAY 2021
Practice Transformation
Prepares You for Opportunity

My friends and family often hear me remark that “you need to be careful what you ask for, because you just might get it.” I say this because you never know when an opportunity is going to come your way in terms of a payer for your services. It can happen, it will happen, and it does happen, so the question we all have to ask ourselves is “Are we ready?” This is particularly significant in today’s world of community pharmacy practice... Click here for the rest of the article. 
Randy McDonough, PharmD, MS, BCGP, BCPS, FAPhA
Director of Practice Transformation, Flip the Pharmacy
Flip the Pharmacy Award Winners
Feature on our Team of the Year: Team Pennsylvania
Team Pennsylvania Wins with People

Hall of Fame football coach Woody Hayes coined the phrase “You Win with People” in his book of the same title from 1975. Hayes was infamous for outworking the competition, but it wasn’t until he learned that team success only comes from involving others and getting them to see your vision and embrace your work ethic.
So, what does a football coach from Ohio have to do with a Flip the Pharmacy team from bordering Pennsylvania? Both found success by involving others. Team Pennsylvania was recently recognized with the Flip the Pharmacy Team of the Year Award.

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Parata Systems Becomes a
National Program Sponsor for
Flip the Pharmacy

A HUGE shout out to Parata Systems for becoming a Flip the Pharmacy National Program Sponsor! Click here for the announcement and
click here to learn more about Parata Systems.
Flip the Pharmacy
Change Packages & Best Practices

The Flip the Pharmacy Coordinating Center has created multiple, monthly change packages.
If you are participating in Flip the Pharmacy Cohort 1 or Cohort 2, then this is your Month 2 Change Package on Diabetes and Social Determinants of Health.

This month's innovations are:
  1. Discuss blood glucose and A1C goals with your patients with diabetes, and
  2. Identify and address gaps in care for you patients with diabetes.

You can proactively use the Diabetes Checklist to help with clinical considerations related to care gaps and ideas for workflow and documentation. Or, refer to the ideas for addressing care gaps by incorporating MTM and EQuIPP into your pharmacy’s workflow.
Flip the Pharmacy
Best Practices Webinar
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 from 1-2 p.m. EDT

Guest Speakers:
Natalie Valadez, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist/Residency Program Director
Desert Hospital Outpatient Pharmacy

Click here to register

Does your pharmacy or Flip the Pharmacy team have a best practice regarding diabetes care? Please email your ideas to:
COVID-19 Best Practices Website
Resources to Administer COVID Vaccine
Be sure to visit for COVID-19 vaccine preparation information and pharmacy best practices.
Best of Flip the Pharmacy Social Media
Check out some of our favorite social media posts from the last couple weeks. We encourage you to get connected and join in the fun!
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Best of the Flip the Pharmacy Blog
Click here to enjoy a blog post entitled, "1,2,3, A1c: Tips for A1c Counseling" from Katie Hettinger, PharmD, Resident Pharmacist with Topeka Pharmacy and Team Lead for Team Indiana. Jump in and share your thoughts via the Flip the Pharmacy blog.
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