Joe Moose, R.Ph., is the co-owner of 8 community pharmacies in North Carolina. He is a true innovator and leader in pharmacy. He was honored in 2015 as the NCPA Independent pharmacist of the year. In this episode of PharmacyCrossRoads, Joe shares examples of how and why independent community pharmacy can play a critical role in helping control the opioid pandemic. He says while COVID has dominated the profession for a year or more that the opioid issue is still a critical issue and deserves the attention and offers a few ideas on what types of things can be done.
Joe also is also a proponent of pharmacies working together to perform healthcare services and capture the data that demonstrates that community pharmacy can be beneficial to payers. His point being that only by having hundreds of pharmacies doing this in a coordinated fashion can we capture the attention of payers.
He also shares creative ideas on how personal home delivery, if done right, can help open the door for performing health risk assessments and also allow community pharmacies to being reimbursed for supporting the emerging field of social determinates of health.
And, while not a topic of the podcast Joe Moose is a leader in the CPESN movement. I was able to write a two-part article – Six Things Every Pharmacist Should Now About CPESN – for ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist Magazine where I quote Joe on a few issues. A digital copy of both articles is available to PharmacyCrossRoads listeners by emailing BFKneeland@gmail.com with CPESN Article in the subject line.
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