Archives for topic: Regulations and Legislation

Celebrating you for American Pharmacists Month

The amazing journey and role of pharmacists In brief: Pharmacists play a critical role in America’s communities. Over the past 300 years pharmacists’ roles have evolved. Pharmacists are among the most respected, trusted members of society. During American Pharmacists Month, McKesson celebrates all that you do. Pharmacists’ amazing journey As shown below, since the first…

How to grow your pharmacy’s vaccine business

10 ways to increase your number of immunizations In brief: Only 45% of Americans get a flu shot. The average pharmacy misses out on immunization opportunities. These missed opportunities could add significant pharmacy revenue. Multiple marketing ideas can grow your vaccine business. Leaving money on the table Forty-five percent of American adults get an annual…

Be the go-to store for cold and flu season

Actively market OTC products that ease cold and flu symptoms In brief: When cold and flu season hits, more people visit pharmacies than doctors’ offices. OTC products for cold and flu symptoms are a multibillion-dollar market. Without counseling, patients may not use the best products for their symptoms. Start marketing these OTC products before cold…

Maximize your vaccine program

Expand beyond flu shots to offer immunizations year-round In brief: Most adults are missing recommended immunizations Providing these immunizations is a big opportunity for independent pharmacies Health Mart® helps pharmacies begin and expand vaccine programs The latest vaccine recommendations offer new ways to serve patients Missed immunizations, missed opportunities The benefits of immunizations are well…

Expand your pharmacy services with POC

Be there for your Medicare patients this open enrollment In brief: Pharmacies may test patients at the point of care (POC) for a wide range of conditions. Patients value the convenience of tests at a pharmacy. POC testing is mostly a cash business, leading to increased revenue and profit. A collaborative practice agreement allows a…

Get prepared for Medicare Part D enrollment changes

What you need to know before Part D open enrollment In brief: Medicare changes for 2019 include new cards and opportunities to switch plans Coverage changes will affect when patients enter and leave the “donut hole” New requirements will limit opioid access Although Medicare Part D open enrollment doesn’t begin until October 15, 2018, take…

How to make your Medicare patients the priority

Be there for your Medicare patients this open enrollment In brief: Medicare accounts for nearly one-third of U.S. spending on prescription drugs. More than 25% of Medicare patients don’t know how to research drug plan options. By helping Medicare patients research plan options you solidify your position as a trusted resource. Medicare patients are a…

Be ready with Medicare Part D answers

Be the go-to resource for patients’ open enrollment questions In brief: Medicare beneficiaries often pay more than necessary for prescription drugs. By helping patients compare plans, your pharmacy can support patients, show expertise and build loyalty. Help your patients understand Medicare Part D plans Only about 10% of Medicare Part D beneficiaries switch plans each…

You’re covered for Medicare Part D

The Health Mart Atlas kit has everything you need for Part D In brief: Medicare covers more than 57 million Americans. Reviewing plan options with patients during open enrollment can help them save money. Helping Medicare enrollees understand what your pharmacy offers can build loyalty. Health Mart Atlas, the nation’s largest pharmacy services administration organization…

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