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Alan Lotvin

Aetna, Apple team to launch Attain app

Aetna, Apple team to launch Attain app

BOSTON — Aetna, a CVS Health business, has launched Attain, a unique health experience designed by Aetna in collaboration with Apple. Through the use of an Apple Watch, the Attain app will provide Aetna members personalized goals, track their daily activity levels, recommend healthy actions, and ultimately reward them for taking these actions to improve their

CVS to focus on kidney care and dialysis treatment

CVS to focus on kidney care and dialysis treatment

WOONSOCKET, R.I.— CVS Health announced an exciting new initiative that will focus on chronic kidney disease and dialysis and builds upon the company’s focus on driving innovation in the management of chronic disease to help improve patient health outcomes while managing costs. This new program will focus on early identification of kidney disease and expansion of

New health programs rolled out by CVS

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — This month, CVS Health rolled out two health programs, one focused on preventive care and the other on a chronic disease. The first was the MinuteClinic providing free heart health screenings each week throughout the month. The second was an ongoing program called Transform Rheumatoid Arthritis Care. It was introduced to help

CVS Health launches Transform Rheumatoid Arthritis Care

CVS Health launches Transform Rheumatoid Arthritis Care

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has added a rheumatoid arthritis program to its Transform Care offering to help pharmacy benefit management clients better manage care and costs for certain disease states. Called Transform Rheumatoid Arthritis Care, the new program aims to foster the use of lower-cost therapies via pharmacy network and utilization management tools, along with value-based

CVS’ Advanced Care Scripts accredited by URAC

CVS’ Advanced Care Scripts accredited by URAC

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health’s Advanced Care Scripts (ACS) has gained specialty pharmacy accreditation from Washington, D.C.-based health care standards body URAC. CVS said Tuesday that the URAC designation signifies that its ACS unit has demonstrated a commitment to quality care, improved processes and better patient outcomes. ACS manages and dispenses specialty medications to patients

Use of Epic EHR expands at CVS

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has chosen the Epic electronic health record (EHR) system for its CVS Specialty care management programs. The transition to Epic will help integrate and improve clinical processes for CVS Specialty, including processes for CVS’ Accordant unit, which provides care management program services for patients with rare, chronic ­diseases. This move

CVS Specialty to adopt Epic EHR system

CVS Specialty to adopt Epic EHR system

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has chosen Epic as the electronic health record (EHR) system for its CVS Specialty care management programs. CVS said Thursday that the transition to Epic will help integrate and improve clinical processes for CVS Specialty, including processes for CVS’ Accordant unit, which provides care management program services for patients with

Specialty pharmacy facility in Fla. unveiled by CVS

ORLANDO, Fla. — CVS Health has opened a 112,000-square-foot specialty pharmacy here. The new facility will provide disease education, pharmacy and medication counseling, benefits verification, medication dispensing, and coordination of care with multiple providers. The site adds to CVS’ significant presence in the Orlando area, where it has a distribution center as well as other

CVS wins accreditation for specialty, mail order

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health’s specialty pharmacy, CVS Specialty, has been awarded Specialty Pharmacy accreditation from URAC, a nonprofit agency that promotes health care quality through the accreditation of organizations engaged in health care services. “Receiving accreditation from URAC demonstrates our commitment to providing high-quality care to patients served by CVS Specialty,” stated Alan Lotvin,

CVS Specialty accredited by URAC

CVS Specialty accredited by URAC

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Specialty, the specialty pharmacy arm of CVS Health, has been awarded Specialty Pharmacy accreditation from health care standards accrediting body URAC. CVS said Tuesday that the URAC specialty pharmacy accreditation program assesses organizational standards, including pharmacy care; customer service, communication and disclosure standards; specialty drug and patient management; and pharmacy operations.

CVS Specialty Connect elevates adherence

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — New research published by the CVS Health Research Institute showed a significant improvement in adherence to specialty medications for patients enrolled in a pilot study evaluating Specialty Connect, CVS Health’s specialty prescription services program. New patients enrolled in the pilot were 17.5% more likely to pick up their first refill, and existing

CVS Specialty Connect sees improved Rx adherence

CVS Specialty Connect sees improved Rx adherence

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health found that patients in a pilot study of its Specialty Connect specialty drug program had a significant improvement in adherence to their medication. CVS said Friday that new patients enrolled in the pilot were 17.5% more likely to pick up their first refill, and current specialty patients had an 11.4

Arthritis Foundation, CVS expand alliance

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has expanded a national partnership with the Arthritis Foundation to help advance arthritis advocacy, research and patient support. The announcement coincided with the October 12 observance of World Arthritis Day. As part of the partnership, CVS/specialty, the specialty pharmacy segment of CVS Health, will be designated an Arthritis Foundation Partner

CVS becomes specialty Rx partner for Arthritis Foundation

CVS becomes specialty Rx partner for Arthritis Foundation

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health is expanding its national partnership with the Arthritis Foundation to help in the advancement of arthritis advocacy, research and patient support. Under the partnership, the specialty pharmacy arm of CVS Health, called CVS/specialty, is being designated as an Arthritis Foundation Partner for Better Living and as the foundation’s first and