The winds of change have begun for community pharmacy as we celebrate the historic unanimous decision of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) in the Rutledge v. PCMA case in which they ruled that ERISA cannot be used by Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) as a safeguard against state regulation. Although this ruling may not have immediate change with pharmacy reimbursement, the impact of this ruling and the future of community pharmacy practice cannot be overemphasized. As my cell phone started blowing up... (click here for Randy's full article).
Randy McDonough, PharmD, MS, BCGP, BCPS, FAPhA
Director of Practice Transformation, Flip the Pharmacy
Flip the Pharmacy Transformation Awards
Flip the Pharmacy announced a new pharmacy recognition initiative tohighlight community-based pharmacies who have moved their pharmacy practice beyond filling prescriptions to a focus on providing patient care. The recognition will also include the pharmacy transformation teams and the technology solutions partners who enable the pharmacy’s success.
The Flip the Pharmacy Transformation Awards will have three separate recognitions:
Pharmacy of the Year - The Pharmacy of the Year Award will be given to a pharmacy from each Flip the Pharmacy Cohort that exhibits an exemplary commitment to transforming their practice model toward an ongoing focus on a patient's health.
Team of the Year - The Team of the Year Award will be given to a funded team from each Flip the Pharmacy Cohort that exhibits an exemplary commitment to supporting its participating pharmacies and to supporting the overall purpose of the Flip the Pharmacy transformation initiative.
Technology Solutions Partner of the Year - The Technology Solutions Partner of the Year Award is given to a Flip the Pharmacy Technology Solutions Partner that exhibits an exemplary commitment to providing necessary technology resources to support pharmacy practice transformation.
One Pharmacy Flipped!
You’ll be hard pressed to find a pharmacist as excited about “change” as Ashli Yoder, PharmD., the clinical services lead for Norland Avenue Pharmacy in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. The young pharmacist’s enthusiasm for pharmacist-provided clinical services is contagious. In a time when the only constant is change and many Americans are yearning for some normalcy, Yoder and the staff at Norland Avenue Pharmacy are embracing “change” and becoming more focused on the necessary steps to keep pace in the Flip the Pharmacy program.
Click here to enjoy a post from Tina Merriman from Team Florida. Her blog post is entitled "It's Our Time to Shine."
Flip the Pharmacy in the News
Flip the Pharmacy participating pharmacies, Bremo Pharmacy and Buford Road Pharmacy, were featured in a recent article in Pharmacy Times entitled, "Community Pharmacies Implement Innovative 24-hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring Service." Click here to read more.
Flip the Pharmacy Director of Practice Transformation Randy McDonough and Flip the Pharmacy Coach Stevie Veach were quoted in the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy news post entitled, "Second Year of Flip the Pharmacy to Include COVID-19 Vaccines." Click here to read the article.