January 4, 2017
To kick off the New Year, we wanted to take a look back at the most popular Elements magazine articles from 2016.
We’ve searched our archives from this past year and identified the most popular articles printed in the magazine and published on our website. We’re always interested to see what grabs and holds your attention, and to learn what that says about where the independent community pharmacy industry is headed.
Check out this countdown of our readers’ favorite articles from 2016 to see if your favorite made the list.
Star Ratings are used to help consumers compare Medicare Advantage and Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans based on quality, cost and coverage. Although the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) doesn’t assign Star Ratings to independent community pharmacies, the services you provide to patients can affect the results of health plans’ Star Ratings. Here’s a breakdown of what Star Ratings are, and how they affect your pharmacy business. read more
You’ve probably heard how copayments are now being manipulated to secure additional corporate profits at the patient’s expense. PBM clawbacks occur when an insurance company assigns expensive copays to a drug that may be significantly higher than the actual value and acquisition cost of the drug. Find out what PBM clawbacks mean for your pharmacy and what you can do to help your business and your patients. read more
Technology has transformed the health care landscape. And although technology offers benefits for your business, it also requires your pharmacy to learn how to revise the roles and duties of your work. Here’s a list of pros and cons to consider before implementing new technology in your independent community pharmacy. read more
As pharmacists’ job duties continue to expand, so do pharmacy technicians’. With pharmacists clearing up their schedules to provide more clinical care services to patients, pharmacy technicians are stepping up and taking on more duties. Find out what the future of pharmacy technicians looks like, and how their career advancement affects your pharmacy. read more
Ritzman Pharmacy had a bold vision in mind. They wanted to restore the pharmacist as a pillar of the community and place him or her at the center of a patient’s care, but also update the model to address modern challenges and adopt the latest technology. Take a look at how Ritzman Pharmacy partnered with Northeast Ohio Medical University to create a pharmacy of the future. read more
We look forward to another year of providing you with articles that help your independent community pharmacy business stay successful. Let us know what you’d like to read more about by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.