Independent vs. Chain Pharmacies

Emily Torgerson  •   April 4, 2019

When it comes to filling prescriptions, it’s normal to consider things like price, quantity and side effects, but do you ever consider where you’re picking up your medication? The Two Types of Retail Pharmacies: Chain and Independent Before the 1980s, local mom and pop drugstores made up most of the pharmacies in the country. Between

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What to Expect At Our Annual Meeting May 14

Emily Torgerson  •   March 22, 2019

Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of ICER, Sarah Emond, will detail how purchasers can use value-based pricing and comparative effectiveness research to get better outcomes from their pharmacy spend. Networking. With an expected attendance of 200 professionals, there will be ample time to catch up with your peers. Our Senior Director of Clinical Services,

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Erica Guetzlaff, PharmD.: Clinical Services Manager

Emily Torgerson  •   March 7, 2019

Please join us in welcoming our newest clinical services manager, Erica Guetzlaff, to National CooperativeRx! She’s an excellent resource to both members and staff for clinical plan design recommendations. Coming from a similar background with her previous employer, Erica is excited to delve into her new role and start improving our members’ pharmacy benefit plan

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Todd Grams: Sales Manager

Emily Torgerson  •   February 21, 2019

Todd Grams is a new sales manager at National CooperativeRx. Todd’s responsibilities include assisting agents, brokers and consultants in educating plan sponsors on how joining National CooperativeRx can provide the right pharmacy benefits for their participants, while saving money and promoting good health. I had the chance to get to know Todd with a lightning round

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Meghan Baker: Sales Manager

Meghan Baker is a new sales manager at National CooperativeRx. She ensures membership goals are met each year by creating sales proposals, traveling to meet with prospective member groups, and providing her agent, broker and consultant partners with pharmacy benefit knowledge. I sat down with Meghan to pick her brain about life inside and outside

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Doug Finney: Strategic Account Executive

Emily Torgerson  •   February 7, 2019

Meet Doug Finney, the newest addition to our account management team at National CooperativeRx! Doug helps members understand their benefit plan design and identify areas in need of improvement. Previously a senior consultant of account management at CVS Health, Doug brings substantial pharmacy benefit knowledge and a unique perspective to the Cooperative. A native of

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HHS Proposed Rebate Rule

Josh Bindl  •   February 4, 2019

After several mentions over the past few months, on January 31, 2019, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a proposed rule to lower prescription drug prices and out-of-pocket costs by encouraging manufacturers to pass discounts directly on to patients. Some details were provided in the announcement; however, many questions remain. The HHS

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Carrie Brown: Marketing Manager

Emily Torgerson  •   January 25, 2019

Please join us in welcoming Carrie Brown to our growing team! Carrie comes to National CooperativeRx with a broad background in various marketing roles within the health care industry. As our new marketing manager, or as Carrie calls herself, our “brand police,” she will assist the sales team with program development and implementation, while ensuring

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National CooperativeRx 2019 Outlook

Josh Bindl  •   January 9, 2019

As we close 2018, National CooperativeRx celebrates an 11% increase in membership totaling an estimated 320,000 lives after January 2019 enrollment numbers are received. This growth allows the Cooperative to do more and offer greater value for our members. Anchored by the value of our new contract, we have added value through our expanded high-dollar

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The Cooperative Clinical Advantage

Wayne Salverda  •   December 13, 2018

Now more than ever, plan sponsors need a trusted advocate and industry expert when it comes to managing their pharmacy benefit plan. Hundreds of plan sponsors collectively representing more than 300,000 lives have discovered National CooperativeRx is their solution. As a member-owned and member-governed not-for-profit purchasing cooperative, there are no private-equity owners or stockholders to

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