At MaxCare, we proudly encourage plan holders to support their local community pharmacies for two primary reasons: the outstanding customer service and the quality patient-centered care that community pharmacies offer.
Why MaxCare supports community pharmacies
Community pharmacies often operate as independent, family-owned businesses. Many have been in the community for generations and are dedicated to supporting and caring for their community in many ways.
Choosing your local community pharmacy for your prescription needs helps support a small business while keeping dollars in your local community.
MaxCare values community pharmacies and is proud to support their dedicated approach to excellent patient care and service.
The important role of community pharmacies
The pharmacist at your community pharmacy is typically available to spend more time reviewing your medications and answering your questions. They are a caring and comprehensive resource who treat their patients like people and become a valued member of the patient’s healthcare team.
Some community pharmacies also offer compounding services, vaccinations, and more. The role of community pharmacies truly is so much more than just being a place to get a prescription filled, and we love seeing patients build a trusted relationship with their pharmacist.
The positive impact of community pharmacies
Community pharmacies positively impact everyone involved in the pharmacy benefit plan ecosystem — from the patient to the plan holder to the pharmacy benefit manager (PBM).
The plan member benefits from filling their medications locally and accessing other services offered by the pharmacy while receiving excellent service. The plan holder has satisfied employees and is supporting a local business. And finally, the PBM is proud to support a local business while offering the plan holder the services their members need.
Community pharmacies can also create a positive effect on the patient’s entire medical journey. Better pharmacy care leads to better medication adherence, which leads to better symptom management of chronic conditions and better health outcomes for members. Over time, improved health outcomes and management of chronic conditions can significantly reduce the cost to the plan.
Healthcare providers you can trust
Our goal as a transparent PBM is to enable our plan holders and members to receive medical services from healthcare providers they trust. We work with a network of over 67,000 pharmacies of all types and sizes, though we continually strive to support community pharmacies because of their positive impact in their local communities and on the health of plan members.
Are you ready to learn more about the MaxCare difference and how our support of community pharmacies can benefit your plan members? Contact us to learn more.