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Independents get helping hand from AmerisourceBergen

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LAS VEGAS — AmerisourceBergen Corp. showcased a “newly enhanced suite of solutions” for independent pharmacies at ThoughtSpot 2017, Good Neighbor Pharmacy’s annual trade show.

The solutions are designed to empower, support and differentiate independent pharmacy operators, according to AmerisourceBergen. In addition to highlighting technological and customer support solutions, the company focused on advocacy in today’s changing health care landscape at an event meant to raise awareness of the challenges community pharmacists face.

“Independent pharmacists are a vital source of care — a reliable, critical provider in communities across the country,” said Good Neighbor Pharmacy president Brian Nightengale. “But we recognize that independent pharmacists aren’t immune to today’s mounting industry pressures. That’s why at AmerisourceBergen we leverage our scale to advocate on behalf of independent pharmacists and provide them with necessary resources to ensure they can continue to deliver their hallmark, high-quality and cost-effective patient care.”

During ThoughtSpot’s opening session, AmerisourceBergen leaders highlighted solutions designed to help independent pharmacists not only navigate industry challenges but also optimize front-end sales and create efficiencies in store operations. Those resources include the following:

• The Direct and Indirect Remuneration Fee Estimator tool, which provides pharmacists with insight into DIR fees by using real-time, claim-level data to estimate the fees and ensure the most accurate information, so pharmacists can anticipate their monthly rates.

•An enhanced ABC Order platform, which is designed for pharmacists, by pharmacists, and features a new user interface that enables pharmacists to order more efficiently, control inventory and access data and information quickly, freeing up time for more clinical interactions with patients.

Following ThoughtSpot’s general session, AmerisourceBergen hosted “Advocacy in Action,” a discussion on the current state of affairs across the industry, to advise community pharmacists on how they can amplify their voices and advocate on policy.


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