100% Cooperative Satisfaction and More 2020 Survey Results

Emily Torgerson  •   October 28, 2020

Each year, National CooperativeRx conducts a survey to measure the satisfaction of our membership and partners with certain aspects of our organization and current pharmacy benefit manager, as well as the Cooperative as a whole. This year was especially important as we are in the midst of our request for proposal process, which gives us

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PBM RFP Process Underway for 2022

Josh Bindl  •   October 7, 2020

Using Purchasing Power to Benefit our Members The pharmaceutical industry is in a state of constant change. The upside to this change is the cutting-edge medications for patients; the downside is an uptick of tactics resulting in wasteful spending that hurts both patients and plan sponsors. To keep up, National CooperativeRx has expanded its watchdog

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NCRx Pipeline Report 10.1.20

Erica Guetzlaff  •   October 1, 2020

National CooperativeRx constantly monitors the pharmaceutical pipeline. As treatment options change, it’s important to know how those changes could impact your plan and which drugs bring the highest value. Our quarterly NCRx Pipeline Reports highlight some of the newest therapies coming to market and are not intended to imply formulary placement or coverage by CVS Caremark. SPN-812

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Specialty High-Dollar Claim Review Program: Launch Date & Pilot Savings

Emily Torgerson  •   September 30, 2020

The week is finally here! Our specialty high-dollar claim review program launches this Thursday, October 1. This program will focus on reviewing indication-specific dosing of specialty medications and optimizing dose regimens for efficiency. Our Cooperative pharmacists will assess all specialty claims above $10,000 to identify and resolve issues at no additional cost to members who

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Market Check Results in Additional 4% Savings

Deb Thomsen  •   September 16, 2020

We are happy to announce the annual market check process for improvement of our CVS Caremark Master Contract is complete. Across the board, membership will save $11.2 million and it will result in an additional 4.3% overall savings for our members. Annual Market Check Process As a result of our 2019 contract negotiations, we incorporated

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Millions to Membership

Deb Steele  •   September 11, 2020

The results are in and we are happy to announce National CooperativeRx paid out $3.7 MILLION to our members in rebate true-up and patronage this year. National CooperativeRx is unique because our members come together as a group and purchase into one pharmacy benefit contract. With 364,000 covered lives and growing, our purchasing power is strong and

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Flu Shots Are Necessary in the Age of COVID-19

Wayne Salverda  •   September 2, 2020

September marks the beginning of this year’s flu season. Retail pharmacies began receiving inventory for it in middle to late August. In today’s world, where every newspaper headline and media bit read the latest on the coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths, treatments, and potential vaccines, it’s easy to lose track of the importance of protecting yourself against

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Jeff Butz: New Board Member

Emily Torgerson  •   August 13, 2020

Please help us welcome our newest Cooperative Board representative! Jeff Butz, Executive Director at Fond du Lac Area Businesses on Health (FABOH), was appointed to the National CooperativeRx Board of Directors last month, following his predecessor Larry Richardson’s retirement. FABOH gives Fond du Lac area businesses the power to provide better quality health care and wellness

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Executive Order on Prescription Drug Prices (2020)

Josh Bindl  •   July 29, 2020

Reform of prescription drug prices is badly needed for patients and plan sponsors. Various complexities already make reforming this industry difficult. On July 24, 2020, President Trump announced executive orders intended to address the issue of high prescription drug prices in the United States. These actions are similar to reforms first outlined in The Trump

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Jaimie Rushton: Administrative Assistant

Emily Torgerson  •   July 7, 2020

We are pleased to announce our administrative assistant, Jaimie Rushton, as the newest National CooperativeRx staff member! Jaimie works closely with our director of operations to ensure company procedures and the office run smoothly. Some of her main responsibilities are planning company events, coordinating marketing materials for staff and providing excellent member service. An Indiana

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