What to Watch for in 2020 and Beyond

Josh Bindl  •   January 8, 2020

The attention on pharmacy benefits has been significant for several years. Cutting-edge medications are providing treatments and cures for rare conditions people have suffered from for generations. The consequence is enormous price tags and pressure on payors. This pressure has resulted in a call for action in Washington D.C., but with significant lobbying dollars and

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NCRx Pipeline Report 1.7.20

Erica Guetzlaff  •   January 7, 2020

National CooperativeRx constantly monitors the pharmaceutical pipeline. As treatment options change, it’s important to know which drugs bring the highest value. Our quarterly NCRx Pipeline Reports provide insight from our clinical team on what changes you can expect to see on the market and how they impact plan performance. Vumerity™ (diroximel fumarate):  This medication is

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Wayne Salverda, R.Ph.: 10 Years With the Cooperative

Emily Torgerson  •   December 11, 2019

We want to congratulate our senior director of clinical services, Wayne Salverda, on an incredible 10 years with National CooperativeRx! Wayne was hired in December of 2009 as our first on-staff clinician, coming to us with extensive experience in pharmacy, including retail, managed care and pharmacy benefit management sectors. The ability to drive and influence

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Refreshed and Recharged for 2020

Kyle Kapusta  •   November 12, 2019

We’re moving into 2020 with a fresh look on the National CooperativeRx web site. Time is precious in our fast-paced world and we want to help our members find the information they need when they want it.

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Market Check Process Yields Additional 3.3% Savings

Josh Bindl  •   October 31, 2019

At long last, the market check process for improvement of our CVS Caremark Master Contract is complete. Improvements will take effect January 1, 2020. A process that started in March took much longer than usual due to a variety of marketplace dynamics and negotiation complexities. For January 1, 2020, the market check will yield an

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Josh Bindl Appointed by Gov. Tony Evers to Prescription Drug Task Force

Emily Torgerson  •   October 30, 2019

National CooperativeRx CEO Josh Bindl was recently appointed by Gov. Tony Evers to serve on the Governor’s Task Force on Reducing Prescription Drug Prices. The initiative was created through Executive Order #39 and will focus on strategies to reduce prescription drug prices in Wisconsin. The task force members will research and analyze information on the

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Getting to Know Your Friendly Cooperative Pharmacists

Emily Torgerson  •   October 16, 2019

Did you know October is American Pharmacists Month? In honor of the daily contributions that pharmacists make to the health care field, we’re highlighting your very own in-house pharmacists at National CooperativeRx. Keep reading to learn how you as a member can use them as a resource. Wayne Salverda, R.Ph. Wayne Salverda is the Senior

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NCRx Pipeline Report 10.1.19

Erica Guetzlaff  •   October 1, 2019

National CooperativeRx constantly monitors the pharmaceutical pipeline. As treatment options change, it’s important to know which drugs bring the highest value. Our quarterly NCRx Pipeline Reports provide insight from our clinical team on what changes you can expect to see on the market and how they impact plan performance. Cequa® (cyclosporine): Cequa® is a new

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Membership Satisfaction Results: 2019

Emily Torgerson  •   September 4, 2019

As a member-owned and member-governed cooperative, our members’ feedback is critical in determining how we operate. National CooperativeRx conducts an annual membership satisfaction survey which is sent to our members and partners. Every year we want to know their overall satisfaction with the Cooperative and our current pharmacy benefit manager (PBM). We had a substantial

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It Pays to Be a National CooperativeRx Member!

Deb Steele  •   August 28, 2019

We are happy to report National CooperativeRx paid out $4.2 MILLION to our members in rebate true-up, audit recoveries and patronage this year. Cooperatives are often described as “strength in numbers.” With our highest membership to date of 328,000 covered lives, we are the strongest we’ve ever been and are able to provide our members

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