The iMedicare program links to the pharmacy computer system, allowing the patient’s medications to be pre-loaded. It only takes 15 minutes to obtain plan reports for the patient, and only five additional minutes for new patients not in the pharmacy computer system.
Bill, along with Rob Cockman, RPh, at Midtown Pharmacy in Whitsett, NC, held a series of calls with other Cardinal Health community pharmacy owners to share their best practices in this area. Both of these pharmacists embrace the opportunity to help other owners better understand the significance of the open enrollment period with the opportunity to build stronger relationships with the communities they serve.
Phil Piercy, Territory Sales Manager with Cardinal Health, has seen the impact. “He helps them to understand their plan options which is invaluable for those patients on fixed incomes where every dollar matters. They are so relieved. You cannot put a price on reassurance,” he stated.