NASP Members Only Portal
The NASP Member Portal houses a wealth of information and resources that are available to NASP members only. Topics include Lunch & Learn programs, Lunch with a Lawyer webinars, Roundtable webinars, podcasts, a directory of all NASP members, The Advocate, The Washington Update, corporate member spotlight, access to CEs and educational resources, and much more.
Annual Meeting & Expo
Each year in the fall, the specialty pharmacy industry’s best and brightest come together at the NASP Annual Meeting & Expo. Change makers convene to share best practices, make new connections and renew old friendships, enhance their knowledge through best-in-class educational programs, and help shape the future of specialty pharmacy. The meeting offers renowned keynote speakers, educational sessions and CEs, pre-conference workshops, NASP industry awards, exhibits, symposiums, and opportunities to learn from and network with industry decision-makers and experts. Member benefits include:
- NASP Bucks which can be used to offset the cost of registration
- Members only discounted registration fees
- Preferred speaking opportunities
Complimentary Online CSP Exam Preparation Course
The Certified Specialty Pharmacist (CSP) Exam Preparation Course is designed to help CSP candidates prepare for the credentialing exam. Corporate members receive complimentary online courses — the number of courses varies by corporate membership level and package. NASP members also receive a discounted rate of $149 for the online CSP course vs. $325 for non-members.
CSP Certification and Recertification Discount
NASP members receive a $50 discount on Certified Specialty Pharmacist (CSP) certification and recertification application fees.
State Level Legislative Monitoring and Tracking Monthly Reports
Our monthly State Level Legislation Monitoring & Tracking program encompasses all 50 states and includes: pharmacy industry specific state level tracking, analysis, and reporting including State Boards of Pharmacy activity. Reports are delivered monthly directly to your email inbox on or about the 15th of each month. The State Level Report is complimentary for Palladium, Platinum, Gold, and Silver corporate member levels. Bronze corporate members who upgrade to Silver receive the report at no cost, as well as all the additional benefits offered at the Silver level. Corporate members who upgrade from Nickel to Bronze level OR from Copper to Nickel level may purchase the State Level Report for $2,000 per year and receive the additional benefits offered at the upgraded levels. For more information on membership levels and pricing, please visit here.
Corporate Member Recognition
Corporate members are recognized on the NASP website and in the NASP Annual Meeting & Expo conference workbook. Also, each month NASP shines the spotlight on different NASP corporate members to highlight their unique contributions and positive impact on the specialty patient care journey. The Corporate Member of the Month is featured on the NASP website, Member Portal, social media channels (LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter) and in an all-member email on the first of the month.
NASP Committee Participation
NASP’s army of dedicated volunteers truly is one of our most valuable resources. Committee participation allows you to connect with other NASP members, foster collaboration and cooperation, help formulate national policy, design educational program offerings, and shape the future of specialty pharmacy. NASP has nine committees: Clinical Outcomes, Customer Experience, Education, Government Affairs, Legal (restricted to legal professionals), Marketing, Membership, Student Association (SASP), and Technology. Committee participation is restricted to NASP members only.
Eligible for NASP Awards
Each year at the NASP Annual Meeting & Expo, we are proud to honor and recognize those organizations and individuals who go above and beyond to serve specialty pharmacy patients and support the industry. Our industry awards include: Distinguished Service, Specialty Pharmacy of the Year, Specialty Pharmacy Service Excellence (non-pharmacist, non-executive or similar), Strategic Channel Partner of the Year, Specialty Pharmacist of the Year, Specialty Pharmacy Technician of the Year, and new in 2022, Caregiver of the Year, and Manufacturer of the Year. NASP members are eligible to submit industry award nominations and be nominated for these awards.
Pharmacy Technician Packages
NASP offers pharmacy technician packages that can be added to your corporate membership. The packages provide additional benefits designed for the pharmacy technicians in your organization.
NASP is proud to produce the NASP Podcast in partnership with the Pharmacy Podcast Network (PPN). Over the last ten years, the podcast publication has gathered over 75,000+ active listeners with over one million downloads. PPN distributes podcasts through all current podcast directories including iTunes, Apple podcast, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and TuneIn. Members can listen to all podcasts free of charge and corporate members can be featured on a podcast. Corporate sponsorship opportunities are also available.
Lunch & Learn
The Lunch & Learn program for NASP members is designed to highlight more about what makes specialty pharmacy special. These one-hour presentations held on the second Thursday of each month feature clinical and technical educational updates and product and service informational programs that are beneficial for specialty pharmacy industry stakeholders. All NASP members can register to participate in Lunch & Learn programs and previously recorded programs are available on the NASP member portal. Corporate members may be featured in one Lunch & Learn program per year at no cost.
Roundtable webinars feature influential NASP members providing thought leadership and guidance on topics at the forefront of the rapidly changing and evolving specialty pharmacy industry. The webinars are structured as “Q&A” type sessions with questions submitted both in advance and during the webinar to the featured speaker(s). The intent, simply, is for participants to gain practical knowledge that can be applied strategically to improve their organization. NASP members may register to listen to the webinars. Previous sessions are available on the NASP member portal.
NASP Patient Satisfaction Survey Program
Patient satisfaction surveys can be used to demonstrate a specialty pharmacy’s capabilities to a payer, provider, or manufacturer and used internally to drive process improvements and operational enhancements. In collaboration with the SullivanLuallin Group (SLG), NASP has developed a recognized industry-standard patient satisfaction survey to address the unique drivers of patient engagement and satisfaction aligning with our goal of supporting specialty pharmacies with accurate data and insights, fostering continuous improvement, and enhancing the patient experience and outcomes. SLG is one of the nation’s most recognized providers of patient experience assessment and consulting services. The organization has a 30-year track record which includes working with more than 2,500 healthcare organizations, including leading hospitals, medical groups, and health systems. Its surveys are distributed to over one million patients every year.
NASP corporate members at Nickel level and above, receive either:
NASP Standard Survey Program* participation at no charge (a $1,695 value) which includes:
- Email survey distribution only
- Standard NASP survey, no custom questions
- Single wave survey distribution of up to 10,000 patients
- Access to Summary Report, Statistical Significance Report, Comments Report only
- Access to NASP benchmarking database
NASP Enhanced Survey Program participation at NASP member pricing (includes a $1,695 NASP funded credit and additional savings over non-member pricing). Pricing is $3,950 for emailed surveys, or $7,060 for mailed surveys, and includes:
- Access to NASP benchmarking database
For Copper level corporate members who upgrade to Nickel level, you will receive these additional benefits:
- 3 additional NASP memberships ($975 value)
- Additional $600 in Annual Meeting bucks
- 1 additional complimentary online CSP Exam Prep Course ($149 value)
- 2 additional Formulary Academy licenses ($400 value)
- PLUS a $3,000 savings on a subscription to the monthly State Level Monitoring & Tracking Report ($2,000 per year vs. $5,000)
Educational / CE Programs
Members have access to the new and improved NASP Education Center and the NASP Catalog of 75+ CE programs offering CE credit for pharmacists, clinical nurses, and pharmacy technicians. The CE activities are available to ALL employees within corporate member organizations. Certified Specialty Pharmacist (CSP) candidates and those with the CSP credential who need to re-certify find the NASP catalog of programs extremely valuable.
NASP members are eligible to be an Education Center program presenter through an application process.
Taylor & Francis | Current Medical Research & Opinion
NASP members have the opportunity to publish in the Taylor & Francis MEDLINE-indexed journal Current Medical Research & Opinion (CMRO). CMRO welcomes research that focuses on best practices and outcomes in patient care, including studies on the medications and expert services provided by specialty pharmacies.
CMRO offers FREE publication via its Standard Track publication service and, if NASP members are interested in publishing Open Access, they are eligible for a discount waiver on the Open Access article processing charge (APC). In addition, all NASP members can receive email notifications when new CMRO articles are published. NASP’s annual publication, Abstracts from the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy Annual Meeting & Expo, will be published Open Access by CMRO and accessible via the NASP and Taylor & Francis Online websites.
NASP has a Job Board on our website — and it’s easy to use! Your job postings appear on the NASP public-facing website and the NASP member portal for approximately 30 days. If the position is filled during that time or you would like the position to remain on the Job Board for an additional 30 days, just let us know. The Job Board can be viewed here.
The NASP Marketplace provides a listing of member only special discounts or benefits offered by NASP members and partners to NASP members. NASP members and partners can market their business to nearly 3,000 NASP members and nearly 160 specialty pharmacies and specialty pharmacy stakeholder organizations. To view the NASP Marketplace, please click here.
Formulary Academy is a web-based application which automates much of the drug monograph creation process. Monographs are automatically populated with current and accurate content from reputable sources such as the NIH, PubMed, and the FDA. Formulary Academy also helps you stay current via real-time updates on new product approvals and label changes and assists with the creation of clinical education tools for your specialty pharmacy staff.
NASP corporate members receive FREE Formulary Academy subscriptions based upon corporate membership level. NASP Individual members who purchase a one-year subscription receive a second year FREE. The free year is contingent upon maintaining NASP membership in good standing.
For more information, please visit formularyacademy.com.
The Washington Update is published bi-weekly, highlights everything government affairs related, and is delivered directly to NASP members’ email inbox. The newsletter simplifies the complex healthcare issues being discussed and debated in America today and gives NASP members access to crucial information surrounding policy changes and healthcare reform.
NASP publishes a quarterly newsletter, The Advocate, providing industry information, member information, and updates on all that is happening across our organization. Hear about upcoming events, webinars, NASP committee updates, educational opportunities, advocacy efforts, and more.
SmartBrief brings you the most important specialty pharmacy news from industry leading, credible sources and summarizes them for you. SmartBrief newsletters are delivered directly to your inbox three times per week. To subscribe to SmartBrief, click here and provide the requested information.