The Future of Pharmacy, The Ability to Move Beyond Dispensing for Pharmacists

We need to be able to build on that momentum, and at the same time, we need sustainable reimbursement models.

Crystal Lennartz, VP, General Manager of Health Mart Atlas, spoke to Pharmacy Times about her session at McKesson ideaShare 2022, titled "Pharmacy Beyond the Pill: Clinical Payment Services and Reimbursement."

Crystal Lennartz: I couldn't be more excited about the future of pharmacy and really the ability to move beyond dispensing to additional services for pharmacists. I think what happened with COVID with immunizations, as well as now more recently with Paxlovid and the ability for pharmacists to prescribe—we need to be able to build on that momentum, and at the same time we need sustainable reimbursement models. So, when those 2 things come together, I think it's really going to unleash the power of community and the impact that pharmacists can have.