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Jim Springer, Vice President of RxOwnership for the Southern Region, and Chris Cella, RpH, National Vice President of RxOwnership, from McKesson Corporation discuss the most common challenges they see independent pharmacists facing.
Chris Cella, RpH: A lot of the challenges the pharmacists are facing now, on the independent side, is with the decreased reimbursements and the DIR fees. They really have to manage their own portfolio of their business more tightly than they usually did before. So, there are a lot of requirements now about inventory, about certain amounts of stock on hand, about payroll percentages. So, they really have to go back and really take a deep dive into their PNL to really make sure that they’re managing their business and managing their financials as best as they can due to the decreased reimbursements.”