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Four Key Things to Look for in a PBM

Posted by Bob Tanner on Feb 16, 2017 1:35:37 PM

How and why you choose your PBM is becoming increasingly important because a PBM’s activities are closely tied to pharmacy plan costs.  The PBM marketplace is highly competitive and you want to be sure you are getting the best deals in innovation, technology, and service.  Choosing the right PBM can not only help lower plan costs, but it can also provide greater service, pharmacy access, and formulary options for participants, helping keep claims costs in balance. In order to help pick the right PBM, here are five things to look for in a vendor:

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Topics: PBM, PACE



NCPA Suggests Maintaining Rx Coverage and Pharmacy Access in any Changes to ACA

Posted by Bob Tanner on Jan 26, 2017 4:14:26 PM

The National Community Pharmacists Association recently reached out to Republican congressional leaders to provide their perspective on repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act and potential Medicaid changes.

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Topics: pharm



Cooking for One

Posted by Michele Bauer on Jan 13, 2017 3:22:31 PM

Cooking to feed a family is tough work, but cooking for just yourself?  That can be a real struggle for many seniors. The fear of too many leftovers and wasted food can be overwhelming and stop healthy eating dead in its tracks.  There are options other than a bowl of cereal (again) or eating out.  Aside from the nutritional benefits of cooking well-balanced meals, seniors can get a sense of accomplishment and be energized for the day!

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Topics: Education



How to Keep Your Mind Sharp in the New Year

Posted by Michele Bauer on Dec 29, 2016 8:30:00 AM

We’re proposing a new take on New Year’s resolutions this year. For so many people, increasing levels of physical exercise to lose weight and build strength is a priority. We’re suggesting a fit and healthy regimen, but this time for your brain.  Just as our bodies lose muscle over time, our brain’s ability to perform mental tasks diminishes without intentionally working to sharpen it.

According to Everyday Health, “Just as weight workouts add lean muscle to your body and help you retain more muscle in your later years, researchers now believe that following a brain-healthy lifestyle and performing regular, targeted brain exercises can also increase your brain’s cognitive reserve.”
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Topics: Education



Strategies for Avoiding the Holiday Blues

Posted by Michele Bauer on Dec 8, 2016 11:15:36 AM

This is a time of year that is meant to be filled with joy and happiness. It’s a time to be surrounded by family and friends celebrating the season, reflecting on the past year and looking forward to the next. For some, however, this is a time that can also lead to sadness, stress or melancholy – particularly for seniors.

There are several things that can contribute to older people experiencing these feelings:
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Topics: Education



Pharmastar | PBM

Pharmastar has been focused on providing full-service pharmacy benefits throughout the United States for over 20 years. We administer pharmacy benefits for a wide variety of nation-wide clients including:

  • PACE
  • Medicare Part D
  • Medicaid managed care
  • Commercial plans

Clients are able to take advantage of customized pharmacy network solutions as well as a national network of over 64,000 pharmacies.

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