Larry Crowder, Vice President, 340B Solutions, Cervey

Larry Crowder

Q: Where did you grow up?

Houston, TX

Q: Where did you go to college?

Texas A&M University (College Station, TX)

Q: What are your favorites?

Food: Steak and Potatoes

Movie: Shawshank Redemption

Musicians: 3 Doors Down, Third-Eye Blind, Pearl Jam

Destination:  Colorado – Hiking!

Q: What do you like to do outside of work?

Sports and Music

Q: What kind of work does your company do in 340B and what makes it stand out?

Cervey, LLC is a 340B software company that was created by the 4th largest wholesaler within the US and is a privately held company. That pharmacy experience and expertise gives us insight to operations and workflow that others do not have.  This has been a huge benefit when it comes to customer support.  To this day, covered entities have direct access to knowledgeable and experienced support reps via phone or e-mail any time they need it.

Q: Why did you choose to work in the 340B space?

The 340B space found me.  Seventeen years ago, I was a drug wholesaler rep who was asked to learn 340B and help develop software for our distribution customers.  That has grown to a vendor-neutral software and a separate division that works specifically with 340B software.

Q: What do you feel is your most significant contribution to the 340B world or to a 340B customer/client?

The knowledge acquired through the experience as a retail and hospital rep, the fact that I started with the software at its inception and the seventeen years of 340B knowledge gives me a good understanding of the pharmacy workflow, 340B compliance issues and every component/feature of our software in detail.  This bridges compliance with reality of operations and helps me to give good information to our customers.

Q: What advice do you have for a young professional who has recently launched a career in the 340B space?

Get your ACE certification and read everything you can on the 340B program. Visiting and learning processes of actual covered entities is the best way to get a good understanding of how everything works together.

 

For questions, Larry can be reached at LCrowder@cervey.com.

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