Pharmacy to Replace Mr Video III


Work has begun at 84 Clark St in the space formerly occupied by Mr Video III. This promotional copy was in the window. Not the easiest to read due to the glare, but it appears that the business is called Careland Pharmacy. (At least that’s what I think it says, with the typeface I also thought it said Caveland or Caneland). Anyone know anything about Careland Pharmacy? And what do you think its chances are in a neighborhood with CVS, City Chemist, Rite Aid, and Duane Reade nearby? Perhaps they will bring something new to the table?

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  • mel guest

    TO: The SUNY Downstate Medical Center
    Community

    FROM: Grace Wong
    Vice President for Managed Care and Clinical
    Business

    RE: Downstate’s
    Contracts with New York Exchange Plans

    As we all know, on January 1, 2014, the
    New York Health Exchange plans went live. SUNY Downstate Medical Center is
    currently contracted with ONLY four such plans — HealthFirst, Fidelis Care,
    Affinity, and POMCO. Two other Health Exchange plans (Oscar and Health
    Republic) do not have direct contracts with SUNY Downstate UHB, but are clients
    of MagnaCare and will thus be accessing our services under our agreement with
    MagnaCare.

    It has come to my attention that there
    is still some confusion regarding SUNY Downstate’s participation with health
    plans that have enrollees in product lines developed specifically under the
    federal Affordable Care Act.

    Traditionally, when SUNY Downstate UHB
    enters into a provider contract with an insurer, we participate in all product
    lines of the health plan to mitigate confusion about plan participation.
    However, these same health plans are asking for steep discounts to SUNY’s rates
    for these “exchange products,” and our financial risk with respect to these new
    products is compounded by the high co-pays and deductibles that these programs
    require of enrollees who were formerly uninsured.

    Therefore, it is simply not in SUNY
    Downstate’s financial interest to participate with all the health plans that
    have exchange programs. For example, we do not participate in MetroPlus Health
    Plan’s “marketplace” plans for the reason stated above, but we are still in
    their network for Medicaid, Family Health Plus, CHP, and Medicare Advantage
    enrollees.

    While we continue to have discussions
    with plans that have “exchange” products that we are not participating providers
    for, the fact remains that currently only those plans noted in the first
    paragraph above are formally contracted with SUNY Downstate and UPB providers.
    For all other NY “exchange” products — even if a “contracted plan” for
    Medicaid or other lines of business (such as Emblem Health and Empire BCBS) —
    SUNY Downstate does NOT have contracts to participate in their specific
    exchange programs

  • David on Middagh

    What are “free flavoring services”?

  • Neighborhood mom

    They add flavor to medicine to make it more palatable.

  • whodiditandran

    Exactly what the Heights needs…a boutique pharmacy. I wonder if they’ll keep all the sex-related stuff in a separate little room like Mr. Video.

  • David on Middagh

    Ah! Thank you. I was thinking that you buy a BPA-free baby bottle and they throw in some chocolate syrup, maybe a little seltzer…

  • Andrew Porter

    I remember the deli that was there, oh-so-briefly, before closing. Well, at least it’s not another cell-phone, real estate, or hair braiding place. With the NORC across the street, this might be a lucrative location.