Last month, I attended the Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute (PBMI)’s 2018 Specialty Rx Forum in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As a communications professional who usually only attends marketing conferences, I was concerned a lot of the topics might be over my head. I was pleasantly surprised to encounter some familiar faces and interesting, easy-to-understand perspectives from industry
Deb Steele, Director of Operations at National CooperativeRx, has the distinction of being the very first employee at the company. She oversees Cooperative financials, the Customer Relationship Management database and is known by members as “the rebate person.” I recently sat down with Deb to learn more about the value she brings to the Cooperative.
We are pleased to announce National CooperativeRx has paid out $4.7 MILLION to our members in rebate true-up, audit recoveries, patronage and retired equity so far this year. The Cooperative membership is at an all-time high and our strength continues to grow with each added plan sponsor. Our incredible size allows us to not only
National CooperativeRx works with one of the industry’s leading pharmacy benefit managers to ensure our members’ plans have enough options to control costs and keep participants healthy. All our members have different needs and we use our independent expertise and purchasing power to guide them to the clinical package that best meets their objectives. The
What are you doing about opioids? By now, we are all aware of the addictive nature of opioid medications. What’s unfortunate is how long it has taken society to act. At our 2015 and 2016 annual meetings, National CooperativeRx educated members and partners about opioids, their addictive nature and how they impact the workforce. Today,
Kyle Kapusta, our regional sales manager, leads an interesting life inside and outside the office. Here are some facts about him you didn’t know: Before the sales industry, I was a high school history teacher and coached football and baseball. I live in Fox Lake, a suburb of Chicago. To me, it’s the
In the words of Wayne Salverda, “When people heard the word ‘pharmacist’ 20 years ago, they envisioned a stout, balding, unfriendly, elderly gentleman in glasses and a white lab coat filling prescriptions behind a counter.” As our Senior Director of Clinical Services, Wayne proves that stereotype wrong. Coming from a retail and managed care pharmacy
At the beginning of the year, we welcomed Adam Terrell to our account management team. Adam helps members comprehend their benefit plan data and advises them on ways to save money and add value. I recently caught up with Adam to get an update on his first 90 days at National CooperativeRx. “I’ve finally started