November 22, 2010
APhA and other stakeholders are working to secure opportunities for pharmacists that were created with the passage of the Affordable Care Act. Some initiatives to be supported by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation were announced November 16. Most of the dollars allocated will go to…
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November 12, 2010
Last Saturday, I had the privilege to keynote the 140th meeting of the New Jersey Pharmacists Association (NJPhA) in Atlantic City, NJ. It was great to reconnect with so many old friends and to meet new ones. I was impressed with the upbeat, enthusiastic buzz at the meeting. Attendance was very…
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November 11, 2010
On November 11, 1918, the guns stopped firing along the western front in France. The War to End All Wars, the bloodiest war in history to that date, was thus ended by an agreement between the Allies and Germany to cease-fire on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. The Allied Powers…
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November 8, 2010
Are you concerned about managed care audits? If you’ve ever been subjected to an audit from a third-party payer, PBM (pharmacy benefit manager), or managed care organization, you know it can be at best a major time consumer, and at worst a very expensive process both in time and in money. I have…
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November 2, 2010
On October 14–15, I participated in Dean Lynn Crismon’s Advisory Council meeting at the University of Texas (UT) College of Pharmacy in Austin. This is one of two College of Pharmacy advisory committees on which I serve in order to maintain a close-up perspective of issues and opportunities with…
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November 1, 2010
On October 12, APhA hosted a meeting of the iHealth Alliance board, on which I serve. The group includes representatives from medicine, the medical insurance industry, and other stakeholders in the quest for enhanced electronic health records (EHR). My participation with this group represents the…
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October 29, 2010
Over the past month, I have told you about our media outreach and our community outreach. But we cannot forget the things we did at APhA to inspire our own staff throughout the month. The American Pharmacists Month (APhM) team and Work-Life Enhancement Committee worked together to prepare…
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October 25, 2010
On October 13, I visited Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) in Washington, DC, where I received a briefing on pharmacy operations and visited with soldiers in the Army Wounded Warrior Program during a tour of outpatient and inpatient pharmacy operations at the Warrior Transition Unit. During…
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October 22, 2010
On October 12, pharmacy interns from FDA and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) participated in a group meeting and tour of APhA headquarters. During their visit, they learned about APhA’s history, structure, and current projects, programs, and partnerships. Joining the…
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October 21, 2010
As noted in APhA’s recent news release, we hosted a stakeholders’ conference on Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS). APhA is all about creating opportunities for pharmacists to improve medication use and advance patient care. This conference was precisely on point with that mission,…
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