health benefits

Health Benefits: Death by PEPM

Written by: Phillip Berry

If the title of this post caught your eye, you are likely in the employee health benefits space. The crowded world of high costs, fuzzy measures, and a barrage of messages. A world daunting in its complexity. If you are an employer, you wrestle with this complexity as you seek to balance your sense of […]

PBM Has Become a Four Letter Word

Written by: Phillip Berry

A Brief History PBM stands for Pharmacy Benefit Manager and was originally created out of health insurers efforts to manage prescription claims processing. As these third party administrators of prescription claims grew, they began to aggregate the purchasing of prescription drugs for patients across multiple payers. Then negotiated pricing directly with manufacturers and the distribution […]

Is ROI the Best Measure of Success for Worksite Clinics?

Written by: Phillip Berry

In a recent meeting, a worksite clinic Nurse Practitioner told me that she helped a diabetic patient avoid a foot amputation with a combination of assessment, testing, counseling, and medications. It was a jolt to me as I considered the implications of her statement. We were discussing the impact of the worksite clinic and its […]

Worksite Clinics: The Fourth Wave

Written by: Phillip Berry

Worksite clinics have evolved dramatically from their industrial era roots when an onsite nurses helped manage safety programs and onsite injuries. As employers have come to realize the strategic necessity of proactively addressing employee health and associated costs, employer onsite and nearsite clinics have dramatically grown in quantity and capability from those humble roots. The […]

Worksite Clinics: What Have You Done for Me Lately?

Written by: Phillip Berry

With employer onsite clinics now entering the mature phase of their market lifecycle, worksite clinic management companies are increasingly facing pressure to deliver new and compelling results. Ongoing questions centering on return on investment, outcomes, impact, benefit, employee engagement, utilization, and savings  continue to frame the worksite clinic discussion in new and challenging ways. For […]

Worksite Clinics: Missed Opportunities

Written by: Phillip Berry

Worksite clinics have become a staple of a robust self-funded benefits plan. The National Association of Worksite Health Clinics (NAWHC) says that 33% of employers with over 5000 employees have an onsite clinic and 16% of employers with 500-4999 employees have an onsite clinic with another 8% of the latter group saying they are adding […]

Home Delivery Pharmacy Adds Value to Worksite Clinics

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Onsite Dispensing The traditional onsite clinic model integrates prepackaged medications for point-of -care dispensing.  This high value approach provides several key benefits: Enhanced patient access to prescriptions increases compliance and reduces time off of work. Onsite medications are a key driver of clinic utilization. Prescription costs are lower due to wholesale access to medications. Though […]

Northwind Pharmaceuticals Expanding to Christian Park

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January 2018 For Immediate Release For more information: Haley Williams – BPS Marketing, Inc; 317.846.8965/office haley@bpsindy.com Northwind Pharmaceuticals Expanding to Christian Park Indianapolis, IN – Northwind Pharmaceuticals is announcing the acquisition of the property formerly known as the St. Bernadette Church and School, located in the Christian Park neighborhood of Indianapolis. The purchase is part […]

Northwind Adds Healthcare Executive

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  INDIANAPOLIS – Northwind Pharmaceuticals has announced the hiring of Elizabeth “Betsy” Bigler, MSN, BS, RNC-OB as Vice President of Quality and Administration. “Betsy is an exciting addition to our leadership team,” said CEO Phillip Berry. “Her strong leadership skills, deep clinical experience, and Lean process improvement expertise bring tremendous value to Northwind and to […]

Northwind Acquires Denton Pharma

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INDIANAPOLIS – Northwind Pharmaceuticals has announced the acquisition of New York-based Denton Pharma, Inc. “With the addition of Denton Pharma, Northwind dramatically expands its pharmaceutical repackaging capabilities,” said CEO Phillip Berry. “Not only do we increase our capacity, we add the tremendous expertise of the Denton production and compliance team.” Denton Pharma, Inc. is a privately held […]