Alliance of Independent Pharmacists of Texas

Alliance to Host Meetings at TPA's Annual Conference & Expo


The Alliance will host several meetings in conjunction with Texas Pharmacy Association's Annual Conference & Expo July 13 - 15 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott & Convention Center in The Woodlands, Texas.

Alliance events include:

Annual Town Hall & Installation Ceremony
Friday, July 13
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Join the Alliance legislative team for a legislative and regulatory update, along with a look ahead to pharmacy initiatives for the 2019 Texas Legislative Session.

Annual Investor Reception
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Friday, July 13
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Members and sponsors are invited to the Annual Alliance Investor Reception at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar. Unwind from a day of CEs with friends and colleagues at this fun relaxing event.

Alliance Board Meeting
Saturday, July 14
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Register today for TPA's Conference & Expo.

 

Live Oak Bank Webinar on Acquisitions, File Buys and Multi-Store Ownership Now Available


Learn from one of Live Oak Bank's pharmacy lending experts, Greco DeValencia, on how to grow and expand your independent pharmacy today. Click here to link to the webinar to hear discussion on acquisitions, file buying and multi-store ownership--and the financing criteria and products to make them happen.

 

PBM and Managed Care Compliance Concerns

Formal complaints are the most effective way to push compliance issues to the appropriate level of enforcement at the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI). TDI has created a pharmacy-based complaint process to allow for better oversight of PBM and other health insurer pharmacy benefit coverage compliance issues. There are several specific items that have to be documented before a formal complaint is initiated. As you become aware of health insurer or PBM compliance issues, please document the specific circumstances of the issue (audit, contracting, billing, reimbursement, coverage of benefits, patient out-of-pocket costs, etc.), and send your documented formal complaint to Audra Conwell at [email protected]

Specific items of interest are as follows:

  • pharmacist/pharmacy contact information;
  • name of the health plan and/or PBM involved in the complaint;
  • the nature of the complaint; and
  • patient group and ID number(s), and date(s) of service

See additional information on the TDI Pharmacy Resource Page.

The Alliance will follow-up on your complaint-based enforcement questions with the appropriate staff at TDI. We will organize complaints according to their level of non-compliance and ask TDI to review their enforcement actions as necessary.

 

Registration is now open for NCPA 2018 Annual Convention, October 6-9, in Boston


This October, get exclusive access to 30+ hours of education covering all of the dimensions of your pharmacy business. Plus, attendees can meet with hundreds of vendors with the products, services, and technologies to help you thrive as a business owner, pharmacist, technician, or student. Enjoy countless opportunities to network with your peers and discover innovative solutions and business ideas to implement as soon as you get home.

New this year: Bundled pricing for all members who attend both pre-convention and convention programming. The preliminary schedule for Convention is now online. Sessions this year address every dimension of the pharmacy business, including tax strategies, niche sales, nutrition and vitamin markets, billing, LTC, compounding, CPESN®, getting publicity for your pharmacy, and so much more.

Register now 

 

 

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