NCPA Executive Update

NCPA Executive Update delivers insights on legislative, regulatory, policy, and industry developments from NCPA CEO B. Douglas Hoey, Pharmacist, MBA, to NCPA members and pharmacy leaders every Friday.

End of the Year Opportunity | NCPA Executive Update | November 25, 2016

by NCPA | Nov 23, 2016

Dear Colleague,

Doug Hoey

Happy Thanksgiving (or "Black Friday" or "Small Business Saturday" eve!) to each and every NCPA member and their families. During this special time of the year, I'd like to recognize and give thanks for the exceptional care that you provide for millions of patients across our nation. Each of you and your team members dedicate countless hours to help your patients live healthier lives.

As the end of the year comes into view, one rewarding way that you can provide a valuable service to your patients while bringing additional revenue to your pharmacy is to perform the medication therapy management interventions available to your pharmacy. There are tens of thousands of patients who will greatly benefit from the opportunity to receive these interventions as we approach the end of 2016.

Each year millions of dollars are left on the table by pharmacists who do not conduct their cases. These MTM cases may eventually be fulfilled by a call center or worse, not conducted at all, if you don't take advantage of the established relationship you have with your patients. Completing your MTM cases is also a star rating factor by CMS, which increasingly makes your pharmacy more valuable to payers.

Your patients already support you every time they walk in your doors. I encourage you to develop even greater loyalty from them by taking advantage of all the MTM opportunities you have and the additional ones that Mirixa will send you over the next month. NCPA established Mirixa 11 years ago, but its mission remains the same: "To empower pharmacists to help people live healthier lives."

If you need help signing into MirixaProSM or have any questions about your cases, please contact Mirixa Support at 866-218-6649 (Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. EST) or go to "Contact Support" on the MirixaPro Platform.

I hope you had a wonderful and healthy Thanksgiving.

Doug Hoey