Resources

  • Organizations

    State Associations

      

    APCI

    Alabama Pharmacy Association

    ASAP

    Arkansas Pharmacists Association

    Heartland

    Colorado Pharmacists Society

    NCPDP

    Illinois Pharmacists Association

    Medi-Span

    Iowa Pharmacy Association

    RPMS

    Kansas Pharmacists Association

    Rx Systems, Inc

    Louisiana Pharmacists Association

    SIGIS

    Minnesota Pharmacists Association

    SureScripts

    Mississippi Pharmacy Association

     

    Missouri Pharmacy Association

     

    Nebraska Pharmacists Association

     

    Oklahoma Pharmacists Association

     

    Texas Pharmacy Association

     

    Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin

     


  • APCI is a member owned group purchasing organization, established in 1984 to protect and promote the interests of independent pharamcies.  They also administer strong management programs to further fortify their member's ability to be competitive.



  • ASAP is a national nonprofit organization representing the interests of companies providing technology-based systems andrelated services to pharmacies in the United States. ASAP has developed the electronic reporting standard that is in widespread use by prescription-monitoring programs. Like the prescription-monitoring standard, the new PSE-tracking standard contributes to state and national efforts to ensure the proper use of both prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs and to combat the unlawful diversion, manufacture, misuse, and abuse of such drugs.



  • Bring your pharmacy a competitive advantage with cost-effective - and efficient - payments processing. With Heartland Payment Systems, you can rely on credit/debit/prepaid card processing that offers fast access to funds, easy-to-read statements ... full compliance with SIGIS/IIAS and PCI requirements ... and fair-deal pricing that helps you control costs.

    Easily accept your customers' electronic benefits transfers. Streamline your operations with end-to-end check management that automates deposits through recovery and collection. And, sharpen your hometown advantage - versus internet and mail-order pharmacies - by offering customers the ability to purchase gift cards and prepaid wireless and long distance minutes.

     


  • NCPDP creates and promotes the transfer of data related to medications, supplies, and services within the healthcare system through the development of standards and industry guidance. The organization provides a forum and support wherein their diverse membership. NCPDP also offers its members resources, including educational opportunities and database services, to better manage their businesses.



  • Medi-Span® has beenThe Professional’s First Choice for reliable, up-to-date, OTC and prescription drug information for more than 30 years. Their products have each been tested, used and proven over the years to support a diverse and ever-growing mix of needs.



  • Retail Pharmacy Management Services, Inc. (RPMS) is a company totally dedicated and committed to the improvement and continued success of independent pharmacy owners. RPMS was founded in April 1987 to provide solutions to independent pharmacy owners in need of total headquarter support services. Over the past 20 years, RPMS has developed and implemented profit solutions for independent pharmacists across the country that has led to the prosperity they enjoy today. RPMS' prescription pricing strategies improve profit margins while remaining competitive in the marketplace.  Prescription pricing strategies implementation and performance management are the cornerstones of RPMS. RPMS' clients consistently outperform the marketplace and have the advantage of profit solutions needed to achieve healthier profit margins while staying ahead of market trends.

     


  • Rx Systems, Inc. is a full-service provider of pharmacy packaging and supplies. For over 34 years, Rx Systems has helped pharmacies develop products and strategies to serve their patients better, and more efficiently. We do this by designing, manufacturing, and distributing items specifically for the pharmacy field. Rx Systems offers labels, forms, bags, vials, counter supplies, and packaging supplies for all types of pharmacy markets.



  • (SIGIS) The Special Interest Group for IIAS Standards was formed to create a standard industry solution that could be both scaleable and broadly adoptable, while consistent with IRS requirements. The Group and its standards are the culmination of over a year of hard work by a broad set of stakeholders. With a focus on interoperability, the group brings a diverse range of participants together to offer an IIAS solution that is recognized industry-wide.

    IIAS-compliant transactions enable real-time, auto-substantiation for eligible medical items purchased with an FSA/HRA payment card. Implementation of the voluntary SIGIS standard will lead to a more efficient healthcare expense payment mechanism for consumers who can continue using their FSA/HRA payment cards at participating retailers after the January 1, 2008 deadline. As of January 1, 2009, the IRS requires most pharmacy retailers to operate an IIAS. Some of these merchants also intend to implement the SIGIS standard in 2008, well ahead of the IRS deadline.



  • SureScripts provides E-prescribing results in the delivery of "clean" prescriptions which benefits pharmacists by:

    • Reducing the opportunity for meidcation errors
    • Offering prescribers access to patient prescription benefit coverage which means fewer rejected claims and less rework at the pharmacy
    • Reducing paperwork and re-keying, which allows you to spend more time with patients or reallocate that time to activiites such as medication therapyor inventory management.

     


  • The Alabama Pharmacy Association is a nonprofit professional organization with over 1,600 members statewide. The APA offers continuing education programs for pharmacists and technicians, and members take a leading role in lobbying for pharmacy at the state and national level. The APA was established in 1881 and is the oldest professional organization for pharmacy in the state. APA members represent all practices of pharmacy and are committed to their profession and their patients.



  • The Arkansas Pharmacists Association (APA) was founded in 1882 as the professional association for the profession of pharmacy in Arkansas. The Association represents over 2,000 members consisting of pharmacists, pharmacy students and members of the industry who support the objectives of the Association. Members are kept abreast of pertinent healthcare issues and trends through the quarterly journal, newsletters and the APA web page. APA also provides its members with opportunities for professional growth through continuing education programs, District Meetings and an Annual State Convention. Legislative advocacy at both the state and federal levels are another important focus of APA. Overall, the Arkansas Pharmacists Association strives to enhance the practice of pharmacy and to improve public health through rational cost-effective drug therapy and outcomes-oriented drug therapy management.



  • The Colorado Pharmacists Society provides support and services to over 600 member pharmacists, technicians and associated pharmacy professionals. The Colorado Pharmacists Society was formed from the merger of the Colorado Pharmacists Association (CPhA) and the Colorado Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (CSHP).

    CPS represents pharmacists in all practice settings at state and national legislatures, boards of pharmacy, professional meetings and seminars and maintains affiliations with both national organizations-American Pharmacists Association  and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

     


  • The Illinois Pharmacists Association is dedicated to enhancing the professional competency of pharmacists, advancing the standards of pharmacy practice, improving pharmacists' effectiveness in assuring rational drug use in society, and leading in the resolution of public policy issues affecting pharmacists.



  • The Iowa Pharmacy Association is the state society representing the profession of pharmacy, united for the purpose of advancing public health, particularly the pharmaceutical care of all Iowans. The Iowa Pharmacy Association is organized to preserve and advance the interests of the profession and to serve the professional needs of all pharmacists, pharmacy students, and pharmacy technicians.



  • The Kansas Pharmacists Association is a state professional society of pharmacists, united for, and dedicated to, the advancement and promotion of quality and rational public health, with particular reference to assuring optimal pharmacotherapy for the citizens of Kansas.   The Association is founded upon its commitment to preserve, protect and advance the interests of, and to serve the economic, educational, ethical and social needs of the pharmacy profession.



  • The purpose of the Louisiana Pharmacist Association is to promote the interests of all pharmacists of the State of Louisiana, promote the availability of quality pharmaceutical care, promote the ethical provision of pharmacy practice, identify issues affecting pharmacists and disseminate information, make policy, implement programs  and coordinate activities to address them, and educate members, the public, health care professionals and related organizations in all matters relevant to the practice of pharmacy.



  • The Minnesota Pharmacists Association mission is to serve Minnesota pharmacists to advance patient care.


  • The Mississippi Pharmacy Association is a group of committed professionals with a rich history of involvement in pharmacy issues on state and national levels.  They are dedicated to keeping the critical pharmacists' voices heard and the interests of pharmacy's protected so that both the profession and the public may have the best in pharmacy care and service. 



  • The Missouri Pharmacy Association is a committed group of professional pharmacists with high standards and goals, both for themselves and their profession.  MPA has a rich history of involvement in pharmacy issues on state and national levels.  With membership, a pharmacist joins others who support the professional ideas for which pharmacy stands.  In today's changing health care environment, it is critical that pharmacists' voices are heard and that the pharmacy's interests are protected so that both the profession and the public may have the best in pharmacy care and service.



  • Located in Lincoln, Nebraska, the NPA is a non-profit organization that serves Nebraska pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and student pharmacists, and can also be a resource for consumers. The NPA is the one entity in Nebraska that acts as a single voice for pharmacy across the state.  The NPA acts as a central source of information for those with questions regarding the practice of pharmacy. Through its other entities (NebPharmPAC and Foundation), the NPA also provides financial contributions to state legislative campaigns and scholarships for student pharmacists.  The NPA not only serves its members by promoting the profession of pharmacy, but it also works to benefit the consumer of pharmaceutical care.



  • The Mission of the Oklahoma Pharmacists Association is to unite the profession of pharmacy, and encourage interprofessional relations while promoting public health through education, discussion and legislation; additionally to promote the profession of pharmacy through advocacy, communication, and education and to encourage and enable pharmacists to build and maintain innovative pharmacy practices that meet the healthcare needs of their patients by improving patient outcomes and public health, and to work to integrate pharmacists as vital members of the healthcare team.



  • TPA serves almost 4,000 members practicing in all areas of pharmacy, including community pharmacies, hospitals, long-term care facilities, education, manufacturing and distribution.  TPA is the strongest voice speaking for all Texas pharmacy professionals and national leaders in lobbying, continuing education and practice innovation. As Rxperts, TPA is transforming the patient-pharmacist relationship and empowering today's pharmacists to be effective health-care advisors.



  • Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin provides a professional and political advocacy group, practice interest network, continuing education programs, networking and leadership opportunities, e-news and regular professional publications and a unified voice that draws on the strength of all Wisconsin's pharmacy professionals.