Pharmacist Robert Mahrer, a luminary with Pennsylvania Pharmacists Care Network, the CPESN Network in the state, was recently featured in Pharmacy Today in an article entitled, "Pennsylvania pharmacists help older adults age in place." Click here to read the full article.
Pharmacy Times Assistant Editor, Jennifer Nessel, recaps an overview of Flip the Pharmacy in her recent article, "Flip the Pharmacy Initiative Aims to Transform Community Pharmacy." Click here to read the entire article.
CPESN Missouri luminary Tim Mitchell and clinical pharmacist Paula Boettler (from Mitchell's Drug Store in Neosho, Missouri) were featured in a December The Business of Pharmacy Podcast. Click here to check it out!
CPESN Colorado luminary and Flip the Pharmacy participating pharmacist, Jennifer Palazzolo (owner of Flatirons Family Pharmacy in Longmont, Colorado) was featured in a recent Drug Topics article entitled, "How Pharmacists Alleviate Primary Care Shortages." Click here to read the article.
The NCPA Innovation Center recently released a white paper entitled, "Assessing Trends in Enhanced Services and Medication Support with Value-Based Payment Models in Medicaid." Key learnings from the initiative included:
* Medicaid has become an important laboratory
* MCO bidding drives the preponderance of innovation
CPESN Networks and the Flip the Pharmacy initiative were featured in a December 2019 blog post on Wolters Kluwer Health by Marsha Millonig, entitled "Taking a Positive View: Building Value-based Services." Click here to read the full article.
The regularly scheduled "Introductory" webinars hosted by CPESN USA luminaries have been altered in December due to the holiday season. The next two sessions are: Thursday, December 12th at 1 p.m. EST and Thursday, January 9th at 1 p.m. EST. Click here to register.
A CPESN USA Update was featured in the November 2019 newsletter for the New York City Pharmacists Society, an affiliate of the Pharmacists Society of the State of New York.
CPESN Washington pharmacist, Simeon Roth and his CPESN pharmacy, Invara Pharmacy located in Sultan, Washington, were featured in a recent article by the University of Washington School of Pharmacy. Click here to read the entire article: https://sop.washington.edu/invara-a-new-kind-of-rural-pharmacy/.
CPESN NY luminary John Croce and Network Facilitator Chris Daly participated in the New York Medicaid Population Health Symposium on November 18th. New York State Medicaid invited CPESN NY to exhibit. Their poster entitled, "Clinically Integrated Pharmacy Services to Address Behavioral Health Needs" summarized a joint venture wi…
CPESN Networks mentioned in Drug Topics article titled, "Independents Offering More Services than Ever Before" by Christine Blank. Click here to read the article.
CPESN Kentucky pharmacist and pharmacy owner, Jesica Mills, was named Woman Pharmacist of the Year. To read the coverage, click here.
CPESN Networks, including quotes from CPESN USA Directors Joe Moose and Troy Trygstad, were featured in a recent Pharmacy Times article, entitled: "NCPA 2019 Digest Sheds Light on Evolving Value-Based Care Model" by Jennifer Nessel. Click here to read the whole article.
CPESN USA was featured in the October 2019 newsletter for the New York City Pharmacists Society, an affiliate of the Pharmacists Society of the State of New York. Click here to read the entire article.
John Croce, co-owner of Four Corners Pharmacy in Delmar, NY, and lead luminary with CPESN Upstate NY, was recently featured in the NCPA Digest sponsored by Cardinal Health. Click the photo below to see the full article.
The Pharmacist eCare Plan was the topic of a recent blog post by Brett Coughlin on the HealthIT.gov website. Click here to check it out.
CPESN Kansas Luminary Brian Caswell was recently featured in HME News. The article covered Caswell's installment as NCPA President. Click here to read the article.
CPESN New Jersey Luminary Ghada Abukuwaik, Owner of Curemed Pharmacy in Clifton, N.J., was recently featured in Pharmacy Times. Abukuwaik was awarded the 2019 NCPA Innovation Center Outstanding Adherence Practitioner Award. To see the coverage, click here.
CPESN Kansas Luminary Brian Caswell was recently featured in a Drug Store News article. Caswell was recently installed as NCPA President. Click here to read the coverage.
CPESN Upstate NY Luminary Steve Moore was recently featured on HME News for receiving the 2019 NCPA Independent Pharmacist of the Year award. Click here to see the coverage.
CPESN Upstate NY Luminary Steve Moore was recently featured on the Drug Store News website. Moore was honored with 2019 NCPA Independent Pharmacist of the Year award. Click here to see the coverage.
CPESN Kansas Luminary Brian Caswell, owner of Walker Drug in Baxter Springs, Kansas, was recently installed as President of the National Community Pharmacists Association by NCPA Delegates. To read the full announcement, click here.
An article featuring 2019 CPESN Luminary-of-the-Year award recipient John Croce was featured on the Finance page of Yahoo.com. Click here to see the article.
David Burke, owner of Dave's Pharmacy in Marysville, Ohio – a CPESN Ohio participating pharmacy – was recently featured in the NCPA Digest sponsored by Cardinal Health. Click the photo below to see the full article.
National Community Pharmacists Association CEO Doug Hoey called CPESN Networks "pharmacy’s best bet to transform into a system allowing pharmacists to be recognized for practicing at their full scope" in a recent Chain Drug Review article. Click here to read the entire article.
NCPA recently released its annual NCPA Digest sponsored by Cardinal Health. The Digest features an article on CPESN Networks on page 17. Click the image below to see the article.
Steve Moore, owner of Condo Pharmacy in Plattsburgh, N.Y., and luminary for CPESN Upstate NY, has been featured in Chain Drug Review for being named NCPA’s 2019 Willard B. Simmons Independent Pharmacist of the Year. Click here to read the article.
Several CPESN Luminaries were recently featured in Drug Store News. CPESN Iowa Luminary Randy McDonough received the 2019 NARD Ownership Award; CPESN New Jersey Luminary Ghada Abukuwaik received the 2019 NCPA Innovation Center Outstanding Adherence Practitioner Award; and CPESN Ohio Luminary Katie Westgerdes received the 2019 Outstan…
CPESN Upstate NY Luminary Steve Moore and owner of Condo Pharmacy in Plattsburgh, New York was honored with 2019 Willard B. Simmons Independent Pharmacist of the Year award from NCPA. Click here to see the full announcement.
CPESN USA and CPESN Iowa Luminary Randy McDonough has received this year’s NARD Ownership Award from the National Community Pharmacists Association Foundation. Click here to see the announcement.
Troy Medicare has partnered with CPESN USA to enable community pharmacies in Troy Medicare’s network to receive payment for providing clinical services that improve member health and reduce costs. To read today's announcement, click here.
CPESN Ohio Luminary Katie Westgerdes was named Outstanding Faculty Liaison of the Year by the NCPA Foundation. Click here to see the announcement.
CPESN New Jersey Luminary Ghada Abukuwaik was the recipient of the NCPA Innovation Center’s Outstanding Adherence Practitioner Award. Click here to see the full announcement.
CPESN USA announced the winner of the 2019 CPESN Luminary-of-the-Year Award. John Croce, B.S. Pharm., pharmacist and co-owner of Four Corners Pharmacy in Delmar, New York, and lead luminary for CPESN Upstate NY and CPESN New York, is the winner of the annual award sponsored by Upsher-Smith. Click here for the press release.
Unwavering optimism and a strong belief in the brilliance of her local network pharmacies continue push pharmacy owner and network luminary, Staci Hubert, to take on the challenge of leading her CPESN Network: Nebraska Enhanced Services Pharmacies. Click here to read more about the 2019 CPESN Luminary of the Year Finalist.
When discussing her selection as a finalist for the 2019 CPESN Luminary-of-the-Year award, Alison Haas is unpretentious and deflects much of her network’s early success to a “team effort” that wouldn’t have been possible without each of her fellow luminaries. While that is undoubtedly true, the CPESN Ohio luminaries insist that …
CPESN USA was featured in the September 2019 newsletter for the New York City Pharmacists Society, an affiliate of the Pharmacists Society of the State of New York. Click here to read the entire article.
John Croce is the first back-to-back CPESN Luminary-of-the-Year finalist. In 2019, he received the most award nominations of any CPESN luminary, by a wide margin. John is the lead facilitator and lead luminary for CPESN Upstate NY. Click here to read more about the 2019 CPESN Luminary of the Year Finalist.
Mutual CPESN, the CPESN Network in North Carolina, announced their selection for a practice transformation grant through Flip the Pharmacy. Click here to read the full announcement.
The announcement regarding Azova's participation in the CPESN Directory Services Program and the launch of the CPESN Digital Health Marketplace was covered by Drug Store News and Sandra Levy. Click here to see the online article.
Azova is the first technology solutions vendor to participate in the CPESN Directory Services Program. You can access it here: https://www.cpesn.com/finder. Additionally, CPESN USA and Azova have launched the CPESN Digital Health marketplace. Click here to read the announcement's press release.
CPESN USA has announced the finalists for the 2019 CPESN Luminary-of-the-Year Award, sponsored by Upsher-Smith. Nominations from across America were received and reviewed by a team of national luminaries. Finalists were selected based on efforts and results in developing a local CPESN Network, such as engaging local payers and achiev…
CPESN Networks were featured in a recent article by Sandra Levy in Drug Store News entitled, "State of the Industry: Pharmacy Navigates Choppy Waters." To read the full article, click here.
Arkansas CPESN network facilitator John Vinson was recently promoted to executive vice president and CEO of the Arkansas Pharmacists Association and featured in a recent edition of Arkansas Business.
The Community Pharmacy Foundation (CPF) today announced the twenty (20) Practice Transformation Teams chosen to participate in the first cohort of the multi-year Flip the Pharmacy program. Flip the Pharmacy aims to transform community-based pharmacies away from point-in-time, prescription-level care processes and business models to l…
The ACT (Academia-CPESN Transformation) Pharmacy Collaborative -- along with Pennsylvania Pharmacists Care Network (PPCN) network facilitators, Melissa McGivney and Stephanie McGrath along with diplomats Joni Carroll and Kim Coley -- were featured in the electronic newsletter for the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. Click…
Steve Moore, luminary with CPESN Upstate NY and owner of Condo Pharmacy in Plattsburgh, New York, was featured in the August issue of Strictly Business and on the SBMonthly.com website. Click here to read the whole article.
Dixie and Neil Leikatch, both CPESN Maryland luminaries and owners of three pharmacies in Maryland, were recently featured in the Pharmacy Times article, "Husband-and-Wife Team Are Dynamic Pharmacist Duo." Click here to ready the online article.
CPESN South Carolina joins forces with the University of South Carolina Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior. Click here to see the full press release.
CPESN Networks and CPESN Update NY luminary John Croce were featured in the summer edition of the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences newsletter, Experiential Express. Click here to read the the article (scroll to the top of page 2).
RxSelect CPESN luminary Travis Wolff was featured in the August edition of America's Pharmacist. In the article entitled, "Coaching Them Up" Wolff, the owner of Med-World Pharmacy in Sapulpa, Oklahoma and Apothecary Pharmacy in Mounds, Oklahoma, shares his passion for employee engagement and culture building. Click here to read the a…
CPESN Director of Marketing & Communications, Jay Williams, was the featured guest for the latest edition of the QCompass Podcast. Click here to listen in: http://qcompass.libsyn.com. Recently, Williams was one of the featured speakers at the QS/1 Customer Conference in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
CPESN Networks were singled out as one of three pieces of "good news" in a Drug Store News article by Bruce Kneeland. In his article, "The (I)s Have It" Kneeland outlines three categories where pharmacies can find good news. Click here to read it.
Vicki Einhellig, CEO of Colorado-based Good Day Pharmacy and luminary with CPESN Colorado, was the recipient of the 2019 NASPA Excellence in Innovation Award. The presentation was held during the Colorado Pharmacists Society annual meeting in Blackhawk, Colorado. Click here to see the full press release and here to see KLKN-TV's cove…
Drug Topics recently highlighted CPESN USA's partnership with the Community Pharmacy Foundation to Flip the Pharmacy and transform community pharmacy practice in America. Click here to read the full article.
The Oklahoma Pharmacist Association recognized several RxSelect CPESN leaders during the presentation of its 2019 Excellence Awards. The Bowl of Hygeia Award was presented to John M. Crumly (pictured with his wife, Chantel). John is the Chief Executive Officer of Pharmacy Providers of Oklahoma and Pharmacist Diplomat for RxSelect CPE…
CPESN USA announced today that its three networks in New York state have formed a limited liability corporation. The networks – CPESN® of Western New York, CPESN® of Upstate New York, and CPESN® of New York City – have unified their efforts and now represent over 150 high-performing, community-based pharmacies throughout the state th…
CPESN Kentucky luminary Paula Ruwe Miller, pharmacist and owner of Ruwe Family Pharmacy in Northern Kentucky, was named 2019 Kentucky Pharmacist of the Year by the Kentucky Pharmacists Association. Paula (pictured with her family) won the award during the 141st KPhA Meeting & Convention held in Lexington.
CPESN Florida Luminaries claimed two honors during Florida Pharmacy Association's 129th Annual Meeting and Convention at the Marriott Harbor Beach in Ft. Lauderdale. CPESN Florida luminary Erin Dorval with Atlantis Pharmacy (pictured) received the 2019 Jean Lamerti Mentorship Award. And, CPESN Florida luminary Eric Larson with Prescr…
Pharmacy Times editor Troy Trygstad penned an editor's note for the magazine entitled, "It is Time to Go to Bat for Community Pharmacies." Check it out here.
Pennsylvania Pharmacists Care Network was included in the Summer 2019 issue of Pennsylvania Rural Health the newsletter from the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health. Click here to read the article.
AmerisourceBergen Vice President Program Development & Market Intelligence, Phyllis Houston, shared the importance of CPESN Networks in a recent roundtable hosted by Chain Drug Review. Houston said, "AmerisourceBergen continues to look for ways to enhance its business-optimizing services and give pharmacists more time to focus on…
CPESN Director of Network Development, Ashley Branham, was featured in the June edition of Missouri Pharmacist magazine. Read her article entitled, CPESN Networks are Delivering and Documenting Value-based Care... and Working Directly with Medical-side Payers" by clicking below.
The Community Pharmacy Foundation and CPESN® USA Announce a 5-year Partnership to “Flip the Pharmacy” and Transform Community-based Pharmacy Practice. To read the full press release about this exciting announcement for community-based pharmacies across America, click here.
CPESN Wyoming luminaries Scot & Amy Schmidt were featured in the June 2019 issue of Elements magazine. The networks leaders were the focus of an article called, "This Pharmacy Duo Is Leading Community Pharmacies Into the Future: Scot and Amy Schmidt are moving the needle toward a new pharmacy payment model based on the value of p…
CPESN USA leaders and local network luminaries will be participating in the continuing education programs for many of the summer trade shows. Here are just a few of the programs held this summer:
Care planning and the Pharmacist eCare Plan were featured in the June 2019 edition of America's Pharmacist with an article entitled, "Planning Patient Care: From Sticky Notes to Pharmacy Software Systems" by CPESN USA pharmacists Cody Clifton, PharmD, Hugh Heldenbrand, PharmD, and Kim Roberts, PharmD. Click here to read the full arti…
Three CPESN pharmacies have been recognized by Health Mart as top-performing pharmacies providing exceptional patient care, operational innovation and community commitment. CPESN Colorado's Buena Vista Drug in Buena Vista, Colorado won the Health Mart Clinical Innovation Award. CPESN Ohio's Toledo Family Pharmacy in Toledo, Ohio won …
CPESN Networks is exhibiting at the 2019 PioneerRx Connect conference held May 30 through June 1, 2019 at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando. Look for luminaries Alison Haas and Joe Moose at the CPESN display outside of the Osceola Ballroom. Pictured: CPESN advertisement featured in the PioneerRx Connect show booklet.
CPESN Networks were mentioned in a May 2019 article by author Jim Lloyd entitled, "Opportunities to Advance Complex Care in Rural and Frontier Areas". Click here to read the entire brief, which can be found the Center for Health Care Strategies website.
Two CPESN pharmacies in Missouri were featured in an article in the Standard Democrat (and online on Standard-Democrat.com) through their use of Community Health Workers. Click here to read the full article.
CPESN Pharmacies and local CPESN network leadership can access the educational modules on Community Health Workers by visit…
Troy Medicare was featured in a May 2019 article in Med City News. In the article entitled, "Troy Medicare is launching a North Carolina MA plan with pharmacists at its center," The Medicare Advantage startup said that they plan to leverage CPESN pharmacists to help deliver care and manage the chronic conditions of seniors. CPESN net…
Congratulations to Townsend Pharmacy, an active CPESN Iowa and CPESN USA participating pharmacy, for being selected for the 2019 Community Pharmacy Innovation in Quality award! Townsend was selected for its total transformation from a traditional dispensing pharmacy to a practice focused on patient therapeutic outcomes through medica…
CPESN USA was featured in a recent article in Drug Store News entitled, "The World Speaks: Networking to Have Pharmacy's Value Recognized." Click here to read the full article.
CPESN New Jersey luminary Vic Sood, Owner of Home Drugs in Asbury Park, was awarded the Kenneth T. Roth Landmark Business Award by the Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce. Click here to see the announcement.
CPESN South Carolina luminary Deborah Bowers was featured in this week's NCPA qAM Newsletter. Several CPESN luminaries have been featured over the past several weeks. Click here to check them out.
CPESN USA Directors Ashley Branham and Jay Williams co-authored an article featured in the recently released Spring 2019 edition Texas Pharmacy Magazine. Check it out!
CPESN Texas Lead Luminary, Ben McNabb, was featured in the Spring 2019 edition of Texas Pharmacy, the quarterly magazine of the Texas Pharmacists Association. In his article entitled, "Leading the Charge," McNabb shares his perspectives being the only pharmacist appointed to the Texas Health & Human Services Commission's Value-Ba…
Thanks to the generosity of the NCPA Innovation Center, CPESN USA now has a virtual booth in the Elevate Pharmacy Summit exhibitor hall. Click here to try it out!
CPESN Wisconsin Luminary Hashim Zaibak was recently featured on Milwaukee Fox 6 News and the news station's website. In the story, "Local pharmacy taps into new tech ensuring patients have easy convenient way to get their meds" Hashim and his pharmacy Hayat's Pharmacy were highlighted. Click here to see more.
National Community Pharmacists Association CEO Doug Hoey continues to emphasize CPESN Networks. In his most recent Executive Update, entitled "Pharmacy is Changing and it's No Time to Watch from the Sidelines", Hoey urges community-based pharmacies to take action. Click here to read the full post.
CPESN Kansas luminary Brian Caswell was given a "shout out" by Dr. Roger Marshall, R-Great Bend, in his column for the Hays Post (Hays, Kansas). Click here to read the entire article.
RxSelect CPESN was featured in March 15th article in Elements Magazine entitled, "A New Weight Management Program Helps Pharmacy Patients Lose Pounds." Click here to read the article.
CPESN Networks and CPESN Alaska luminary Dirk White were featured in the Western States Pharmacy Cooperative Newsroom blog post. Click here to read whole article, entitled, "CPESN Helps WSPC Members Improve Health Outcomes and Decrease Costs."
CPESN Florida was featured on the cover of March 2019 issue of Florida Pharmacy Today magazine, which included an article by Florida luminaries Kim Jones and Laura Rhodes entitled, "Clinical Opportunities for Community Pharmacies through CPESN Florida". Click here to read the article.
NCPA recently announced additional Enhanced Services Boot Camps hosted by community pharmacy owners who have successfully implemented enhanced medication services in their pharmacy. If you haven't participated in an Enhanced Services Boot Camp, reserve your spot at one of these upcoming sessions:
Thursday, May 30th in Orlando (in…
CPESN Georgia Lead Luminary Charlie Barnes was featured in the February/March issue of the Georgia Academy of Independent Pharmacy newsletter.
CPESN Networks, CPESN Alabama Luminary Patrick Devereux, and CPESN Virginia Luminary Stacy Schwartz were featured in a March 20 Drug Store News article by Mark Hamstra. Click here to read the full article, "A piece of the pie: Independents build new business models."
Randy McDonough, co-owner and director of clinical services at Towncrest Pharmacy in Iowa City, Iowa and a CPESN Iowa luminary, was featured in a recent article in ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. Click here to read the entire article, called "New Dynamics in Drug Management."
DeAnn Mullins, Owner of Mullins Pharmacy in Lyn Haven, Fla. and CPESN Florida Luminary was featured in the PioneerRx website blog. Click here to read the full post.
CPESN Networks and CPESN Iowa Luminary Randy McDonough were featured in the March 2019 edition of Elements magazine. Click here and then on the thumbnail image of the March 2019 issue to enjoy the article, "Crossing the Divide... How CPESN Networks break pharmacy into the medical side of the healthcare."
Several CPESN pharmacies have been selected as winners of the 2019 NCPA Innovation Center Excellence (NICE) Awards. Congratulations to City Drug Store Health Mart in Parsons, Tennessee (CPESN Tennessee) for winning the NICE award for Best Interior Remodel. Congratulations to Brossart Pharmacy Compounding and Medical Equipment for win…
Several CPESN pharmacies have been selected as winners of the 2019 NCPA Innovation Center Excellence (NICE) Awards. Congratulations to Davy Crockett Drug in Crockett, Texas (CPESN Texas) for winning the NICE award for Best Exterior Sign. Congratulations to Tayloe's Hospital Pharmacy in Washington, N.C. (Mutual CPESN) for winning the …
The next Enhanced Services Boot Camp has been scheduled for Sunday, March 24, 2019 in the New York City Metro Area. Join CPESN luminaries John Croce (Upstate New York) and Ben McNabb (Texas) along with CPESN leaders Ashley Branham and Jay Williams for a jam-packed, full-day training on the operations of an enhanced services business.…
Dr. Travis Wolff, owner of Med-World Pharmacy in Sapulpa, Okla. and luminary with the RxSelect CPESN network was named by Pharmacy Development Services (PDS) as the 2019 PDS Pharmacist-of-the-Year at the PDS Super-Conference held February 21-23, 2019.
CPESN Luminaries Brian Caswell (CPESN Kansas) and Hugh Chancy (CPESN Georgia) along with RxSelect CPESN Diplomat Bill Osborn joined NCPA CEO Doug Hoey on stage during the 2019 PDS Super-Conference in Orlando. The leaders of the National Community Pharmacy Association shared their key activities for 2019, including a focus on the grow…
CPESN USA and CPESN Iowa Luminary Randy McDonough shares his insights on the upcoming Center the Health Care Strategies webinar "Building the Business Case and Value-Based Payment Models for Enhanced Medication Management" on Friday, March 1st at 1 p.m. Eastern. Listen in! Click here for more information.
CPESN Florida is hosting a face-to-face meeting for pharmacies considering participation in CPESN Florida. The introductory meeting will be on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 3 p.m. at the Wyndham Grand, Clearwater Beach. If you are a pharmacist in Florida and want to attend, please RSVP to Noel Dente at email@example.com