AmerisourceBergen enhances capabilities for independent pharmacies

AmerisourceBergen said it has announced a new set of innovative capabilities that will strengthen its Pharmacy Services Administration Organization and help independent pharmacies endure the industry´s most pressing challenges, including pressure on profit margins, narrowing networks and reimbursement challenges.

AmerisourceBergen said it has designated its Elevate Provider Network to support independent pharmacies in their efforts to improve profitability through enhanced patient care, better business practices and by leveraging centralized data to support reimbursement discussions with payers.

Highlights of the new service, which will enable Good Neighbor Pharmacy to provide its network members access to its Premier-level services, include:

A new patient engagement center and capability set;
An expansion of its central pay capabilities;
A revamped InSite pharmacy performance tool that will now include front-of-store sales data displayed in its popular peer benchmarking view, allowing pharmacies to measure performance against similar stores;
A new mobile application that will notify pharmacists of key information they need to manage their business at the touch of a finger, such as the next day´s bank deposits and a six-month trending view of their performance in the four highly-rated CMS Star clinical measures.

With over USD120 billion in annual revenue, AmerisourceBergen is headquartered in Valley Forge, PA, and employs approximately 16,000 people.