CPESN® Community Pharmacy + Payers = Local, Scalable Success

Here's a preview of the 150+ Payer video stories in this showcase. It features CPESN local pharmacies from coast to coast, in small towns and in the Bronx, from the Midwest to the Deep South delivering improved patient outcomes and lowering costs through over 250 local Payer contracts. It's a story about scaling - learning from one success to build another for 41 national Payer contracts, and growing. Local. Quality. Scale.

CPESN® Minnesota, UCare Community-Based Partnership

CPESN® Minnesota pharmacies will support prescribed use of medications for identified members enrolled in one of UCare’s Medicare plans. Lindsay Christensen, CPESN Minnesota's Executive Director, describes how network will provide direct support and education to promote medication adherence for hypertension, cholesterol, and diabetes medication, and will address gaps in statin therapy for cardiovascular health.

Successful Iowa Program Expands, Scales to Add Networks

Medicaid patients of 18 CPESN® Iowa pharmacies showed improved outcomes for their mental health, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) with fewer ED visits and hospital admissions. Elevance Health reported the outcomes last week, concluding that value-based partnerships with CPESN community pharmacies can be an effective strategy to improve quality and lower costs for plan members with the most complex needs. Lindsey Ludwig, CPESN Iowa Managing Network Facilitator shares the details.

CPESN® Community Pharmacy + Payers = Local, Scalable Success

Here's a preview of the 150+ Payer video stories in this showcase. It features CPESN local pharmacies from coast to coast, in small towns and in the Bronx, from the Midwest to the Deep South delivering improved patient outcomes and lowering costs through over 250 local Payer contracts. It's a story about scaling - learning from one success to build another for 41 national Payer contracts, and growing. Local. Quality. Scale.

Holston Medical Group, CPESN® NET

A strong partnership between the Holston Medical Group and CPESN® Northeast Tennessee persuaded a national health plan to restore preferred provider status to CPESN pharmacies. Samantha Sizemore, COO of HMG and its Emergent ACO made a strong case to the payer, demonstrating value to both patients and the health plan.

CPESN® Georgia Medicaid MCO Contract

Johnathan Hamrick, CPESN Georgia Managing Network Facilitator, describes the network's fee-for-service contract with a national Medicaid MCO to close car gaps for high-risk patients.

Mobility Health expands testing services available to CPESN® pharmacies

CPESN® pharmacies working with Mobility Health under a national payer program now have access to two additional lab services - the COVID-19 / Flu A&B / RSV Multiplex (four results) and the new COVID-19 Antibody saliva test. Sarah Priestle, owner of Hart Pharmacy in Cincinnati, talks about the new patient offerings.

CPESN® Big Tree Medical Launch

Moose Pharmacy in Monroe welcomed the community with an open house to announce the opening of its Big Tree Medical Clinic. With a startup goal of 30 patients in 30 days, Ashley Moose, owner and pharmacist, says marketing includes social media, and outreach to self-insured employers and pharmacy patients.

Regional Payer Program: Mobile Immunizations for Homebound Adults

CPESN® Michigan luminary Austin Brown reminds network leaders to look in their backyards for unexpected payer opportunities with local and regional agencies.

Tips for Marketing to ACOs

Rebecca Wagers, CPESN® Northeast Tennessee Managing Network Facilitator details how four CPESN networks in three states helped Emergent ACO boost flu and fall risk scores in a 2022 year-end crunch. Now is the time for networks to approach local ACOs to offer similar support earlier.

Expanded Regional Medicaid MCO Program in Pennsylvania

CPESN® Pennsylvania pharmacists will provide onsite vaccine clinic services at community outreach events held by a payer partner under an expansion of a regional Medicaid MCO program.

Health Equity: It's a No-Brainer

CPESN® NYC Luminary Roger Paganelli says training support staff as community health workers is a no-brainer for owners wanting to take their pharmacies to the next level. His Mt. Carmel pharmacy has affiliated with the special purpose network CPESN® Health Equity and will help promote a November CHW training to support NYC network pharmacies.

CPESN® NC Pharmacies Meet RxE2 Asthma Trial Goal

CPESN® North Carolina Luminary Jessi Stout says involving a pharmacy student helped make recruitment for an asthma medication study fast and easy for her Table Rock Pharmacy in Morganton, NC. The 10 participating network pharmacies met the RxE2 program goal of qualifying 32 patients for referral to the study sponsor.

CPESN® Big Tree Medical in Washington

CPESN® Washington's Kari VanderHouwen talks about her decision to affiliate with the special purpose network CPESN® Big Tree Medical. Big Tree is recruiting a primary care practitioner to reopen a clinic in a building owned by VanderHouwen and the location of one of her two pharmacies.

PGx Clinical Testing with Genemarkers

Through a national payer program with Genemarkers, CPESN® pharmacies are paid a flat fee to collect patient DNA samples for testing and review results with patients. The personalized medicine approach can indicate how a patient might respond to a particular treatment or which medication may work best for an individual.

CPESN® Nebraska, Medicaid MCO Renewal

Medicaid MCO coverage of adherence packaging and delivery through CPESN® Nebraska has allowed Elmwood Pharmacy to expand the service. Pharmacist Crystal Pfeifer says that's a plus for patients and for the pharmacy.

Serving Deaf, Hard of Hearing Patients

In this Community Connected Success story, pharmacist/owner Chichi Ilonzo Momah shares some of the steps she takes to welcome and successfully serve deaf and hard of hearing patients at her Springfield Pharmacy in Pennsylvania.

RxE2 Clinical Screening, CPESN Missouri®

Clinical Screening for Major Depression Disorder treatment study proved a good opportunity for pharmacies in the St. Louis, MO metro area to boost patient engagement and pharmacy revenue. Tyler Taylor CPESN Missouri regional facilitator, said the RxE2 program paid pharmacies for all steps regardless of outcome, saying that's "... very helpful in a world where we don't get paid for our work very often."

Expanded Medicaid MCO Program

Expansion of a Medicaid MCO program allows CPESN® Pennsylvania pharmacist to add diabetes disease management to services they provide to Medicaid patients. Additionally, they will now be paid for Social Determinants of Health screenings and referrals.

CPESN® Missouri CHW Success Leads to CPESN® Health Equity

Successful engagement of pharmacy-based community health workers in a HRSA-funded vaccine hesitancy program helped pave the way for the special purpose network CPESN® Health Equity.

CPESN® California Pharmacy Team Reflects the Community it Serves

Sanjay Patel, Clinical Director with Haller's Pharmacy describes how the CPESN® California pharmacy built a multicultural team to serve patients in its diverse local community. Attention to cultural sensitivities is important for team members and patients. This is one in a series of Community Connected Success Stories.

Medicaid MCO Plan Renews, Expands

Laura Rhodes, CPESN USA Regional PPP Lead, describes how quality performance by CPESN® Florida pharmacies in a 2022 Medicaid adherence program has led to renewal in that state with opportunities for nearly three times as many pharmacies, and expansion to Texas where almost 90 CPESN pharmacies will be able to participate. The two networks trained together last week, preparing for the renewal and rollout in Texas.

Community Connected: Hiring Intentionally

CPESN® USA Luminary Joe Moose shares tips from his experience of hiring a bilingual pharmacy technician. Moose Pharmacy is better able to meet the needs of its Spanish-speaking patients leading to new word-of-mouth referrals.

Statewide Medicaid MCO Program, CPESN® Pennsylvania

Helping Medicaid patients diagnosed with diabetes or hypertension control their blood pressure or lower their HbA1c is the focus goal of a broad statewide managed Medicaid program available to the nearly 200 CPESN® Pennsylvania pharmacies across the state. Early patient outcomes include significantly lowered HbA1C levels and impactful referrals to other community providers based on social determinants of health surveys.

CPESN® Texas Managed Medicaid Program

Brianna Chesser, a pharmacist with Best Value Ridglea Pharmacy in Fort Worth, shares examples of how CPESN® Texas pharmacies are helping to improve the health of diabetes and CVD patients enrolled in a managed Medicaid program.

CPESN® Arkansas Pharmacies Meeting Rural Medicaid Patient Needs

Sarah Covert, a pharmacist with McCoy-Tygart Drug in Sheridan, AR describes how her team works with rural patients enrolled in a Medicaid MCO plan. Understanding and addressing health inequities is part of her efforts to improve medication adherence.

Community Connected: CPESN® Hawaii Pharmacists Take Clinics to Remote Patients

In this first video in an ongoing Community Connected series, Elissa Brown describes the tradition of celebrating Lei Day on May 1 in Hawaii. To connect more closely with patients in outlying areas, CPESN® Hawaii pharmacists take clincis to remote communities to provide screenings, immunizations, and other health services.

SPN and Local Network Collaboration: CPESN® Health Equity, CPESN® Wyoming

Affiliating with Special Purpose Network CPESN® Health Equity helped CPESN® Wyoming secure CDC 1815 grant funding to integrate Community Health Workers to their practices and address social determinants of health needs for their patients.

CPESN® Hawaii, Care Gap Closure Program

CPESN® Hawaii pharmacies reached out to Medicare programs with medication adherence gaps for treating diabetes, hypertension, and other chronic illnesses. In addition to meeting year-end goals for the health plan, the pharmacies coached patients to support their longer term health outcomes.

CPESN® USA, Emergent ACO

Rebecca Wagers, CPESN® NET Managing Network Facilitator, says the Emergent ACO Special Purpose Partnership has expanded to seven states and that CPESN pharmacies have submiitted more than 50,000 eCare plans. And that's just the start.

CPESN® USA, RxE2 Community Pharmacy Program

Eric Hughes, CPESN® Arkansas Managing Network Facilitator, describes one of three new RxE2 clinical trial recruitment recruitment opportunities for 2023. In this multi-state recruitment, pharamcies in several networks review prescribing records to identify patients with treatment-resistent depression. Some patients with a specific gene marker may participate in an investigational drug study. It's a payable opportunity for patients, and creates network revenue as well.