Since: Feb 12

Arlington, TX

#102 Apr 25, 2012
Captain Prozac wrote:
We have a very high generic percent and a decent handle on generic jobber buy.
Just checked those too, not bad at this store either, but we do have alot of Medicaid/Medicare here.

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#103 Apr 25, 2012
FormerMgr wrote:
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Just checked those too, not bad at this store either, but we do have alot of Medicaid/Medicare here.
Medicaid/Medicare automatically get the lowest price match from any other plan we accept. So if ESI is the lowest plan, then those rates apply to Medicaid/Medicare up to the MAC price. That is why your gross went up.

Follow this over simplified and generalized example. If your store does 15% ESI and 45% Medicaid and Medicare, then 60% of your stores reimbursements are at the ESI levels. Lets say ESI reimbursed you at 10% gross profit and the next lowest payer is 15% gross profit. You drop ESI and gain 5% more GP to the next lower payer, hence you make the difference of the 15% ESI gross profit. You make the same amount of gross profit dollars with less work. You need to rightsize the payroll and you're making more money. Unfortunately that means reduction in payroll.

Since: Feb 12

Arlington, TX

#104 Apr 25, 2012
Captain Prozac wrote:
<quoted text>
Medicaid/Medicare automatically get the lowest price match from any other plan we accept. So if ESI is the lowest plan, then those rates apply to Medicaid/Medicare up to the MAC price. That is why your gross went up.
Follow this over simplified and generalized example. If your store does 15% ESI and 45% Medicaid and Medicare, then 60% of your stores reimbursements are at the ESI levels. Lets say ESI reimbursed you at 10% gross profit and the next lowest payer is 15% gross profit. You drop ESI and gain 5% more GP to the next lower payer, hence you make the difference of the 15% ESI gross profit. You make the same amount of gross profit dollars with less work. You need to rightsize the payroll and you're making more money. Unfortunately that means reduction in payroll.
Well they took care of the payroll portion for us, too deep at first, slowly getting a few back. What part of the country are you from, cause I still havent seen a store in Texas with that high a gross in pharmacy.

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#105 Apr 25, 2012
FormerMgr wrote:
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Well they took care of the payroll portion for us, too deep at first, slowly getting a few back. What part of the country are you from, cause I still havent seen a store in Texas with that high a gross in pharmacy.
Your store's local doctors prescribing habits has a lot to do with gross profit. There are stores in my district with lower gross profit as well.

For where I am located, I rather not say. I see these people saying how they are going to screw over the company but the fools forget to keep their location private. Yes, I am over cautious.

Since: Feb 12

Arlington, TX

#106 Apr 26, 2012
Captain Prozac wrote:
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Your store's local doctors prescribing habits has a lot to do with gross profit. There are stores in my district with lower gross profit as well.
For where I am located, I rather not say. I see these people saying how they are going to screw over the company but the fools forget to keep their location private. Yes, I am over cautious.
Understood, I just give a false location so I understand. Shame that it has to be that v way, good luck to you Cap'n. Iyt was nice to have had a civil discussion on here.
big brother

Avoca, NY

#107 Apr 26, 2012
Captain Prozac wrote:
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Your store's local doctors prescribing habits has a lot to do with gross profit. There are stores in my district with lower gross profit as well.
For where I am located, I rather not say. I see these people saying how they are going to screw over the company but the fools forget to keep their location private. Yes, I am over cautious.
Typical know it all who knows how to save us all, but hides. Not sure I have faith in a coward who hides behind a cloak of darkness. You sure throw around alot of numbers and it sounds great at first, but when you break it down it's just that alot of numbers and nothing else. There are alot of other things that have to fall together for your ideas to work, but good try.

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#108 Apr 26, 2012
big brother wrote:
<quoted text> Typical know it all who knows how to save us all, but hides. Not sure I have faith in a coward who hides behind a cloak of darkness. You sure throw around alot of numbers and it sounds great at first, but when you break it down it's just that alot of numbers and nothing else. There are alot of other things that have to fall together for your ideas to work, but good try.
If you understood some basic math and business concepts ,then you would understand what I am talking about. I can see hour a inconsiderate douche such as yourself would respond like that.

Here is a site to help out out.

http://www.math.com/
http://instruct.westvalley.edu/henderson/bus5...

Come back with actual facts and principals instead of an adolescent cavalier inflammatory attitude. Then we can have a discussion. If not I have your binky here to shut you up.
big brother

Avoca, NY

#109 Apr 26, 2012
Captain Prozac wrote:
<quoted text>
If you understood some basic math and business concepts ,then you would understand what I am talking about. I can see hour a inconsiderate douche such as yourself would respond like that.
Here is a site to help out out.
http://www.math.com/
http://instruct.westvalley.edu/henderson/bus5...
Come back with actual facts and principals instead of an adolescent cavalier inflammatory attitude. Then we can have a discussion. If not I have your binky here to shut you up.
AWWW did I get to close to the truth. Is that web site where you got all of your schooling??? I didn't throw out any facts, I only voiced my thoughts about you. I made the point that you basiclly a big wind bag that throws out a bunch of crap to make yourself sound like you know what your talking about. I don't really want to have a discussion, but thanks.Thats funny your refered to my binking because I have your old ladys right here and her favorite part is the tip.

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#110 Apr 26, 2012
big brother wrote:
<quoted text> I made the point that you basiclly a big wind bag that throws out a bunch of crap to make yourself sound like you know what your talking about. I don't really want to have a discussion, but thanks.
If you really want to show me as a wind bag then prove me wrong. Your flagrant rants are more polluting than a bovine flatus. Since you do not want to have a discussion then just go back to your mom's basement.

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#111 Apr 27, 2012
Question wrote:
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Thanks also been told that 3 remotely typed scripts = 1 rx increase in our vol.
Is this true for all stores? Is it possible to see these numbers on-line?
TxPharmguy

Austin, TX

#112 Apr 27, 2012
WAG watcher wrote:
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Is this true for all stores? Is it possible to see these numbers on-line?
Workload balancing was rumored several years ago to be a part of rx budgets. However, corporate couldn't determine how to properly allocate because of various reasons.

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#113 Apr 27, 2012
TxPharmguy wrote:
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Workload balancing was rumored several years ago to be a part of rx budgets. However, corporate couldn't determine how to properly allocate because of various reasons.
When Dynamic Workload Balancing rolled out they spoke of financial compensation to the store who did the f1 or f4 by the store they helped out. As you said, they could not properly determine a correct number.

If I had to bet, they will incorporate your share of F1/F4 with your review when it will dictate what pay band you will fall into.
Forcefeed

Sacramento, CA

#114 Apr 30, 2012
Can't wait until rx handles their own crap. So how many times do ss get rx piss off customer coming to front asking for a mgt. rx sucks balls
hopingfor the best

Milwaukee, WI

#115 Apr 30, 2012
Forcefeed wrote:
Can't wait until rx handles their own crap. So how many times do ss get rx piss off customer coming to front asking for a mgt. rx sucks balls
I have a feeling its you who sucks balls!
UpUp

Sacramento, CA

#116 Apr 30, 2012
hopingfor the best wrote:
<quoted text>I have a feeling its you who sucks balls!
Rx employees are so sensitive. Lol
hopingfor the best

Milwaukee, WI

#117 Apr 30, 2012
UpUp wrote:
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Rx employees are so sensitive. Lol
Not a rx employee, just saying, but nice try
UpUp

Stoughton, MA

#118 Apr 30, 2012
UpUp wrote:
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Rx employees are so sensitive. Lol
Sorry for the snobby attitude. I finally realized that I have been misbehavior and that I should realize the pharmacy is the core of our business.
hopingfor the best

Milwaukee, WI

#119 Apr 30, 2012
UpUp wrote:
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Sorry for the snobby attitude. I finally realized that I have been misbehavior and that I should realize the pharmacy is the core of our business.
exactly!

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#120 Apr 30, 2012
hopingfor the best wrote:
<quoted text>Without pharmacy I can guarantee you would not have a job!!! Pharmacy is what makes the money for 90% of the stores in company, so the instead of calling them lazy blah blah, maybe just get your a-- back there and help them and be thankful you have a job!!!!
Cut and pasted from posting number 2 on the Discussion Thread "Walgreens CFO, Wade Miquelon, presents to Retail and Restaurants Conference" directly from Wade

Minute 6.00 -
I have said before, we have 40 million people a week comes into our stores. The average shopper buys about three items a basket in the front end. If we could become more relevant to that shopper, more relevant to their daily needs, get more of them who would have gone to a 12 item or less grocer, to come to us and get that to about 4 and items, that will DOUBLE the earnings of the entire company.

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#121 Apr 30, 2012
One unspoken fact is that 25% of the customers who shop upfront do not get their prescriptions filled at Walgreens (that was before ESI fiasco).

There is money to be made. We need to take it to the next level on both ends.

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