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CVS Caremark

CVS helps protect supply of medicines potentially useful for COVID-19 treatment

CVS helps protect supply of medicines potentially useful for COVID-19 treatment

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Caremark, the pharmacy benefit management business of CVS Health, is working with clients to implement new measures to balance the burgeoning interest in off-label use of certain medicines to treat COVID-19 pneumonia with the ongoing needs of members who use these drugs for chronic conditions. These medicines include hydroxychloroquine, azithromycin, one

CVS unveils RxZERO solution for diabetes patients

CVS unveils RxZERO solution for diabetes patients

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced Wednesday a new solution eliminating member out-of-pocket costs associated with all diabetes prescription medications, including insulin. Offered through the company’s pharmacy benefit manager (PBM), CVS Caremark, RxZERO enables employers and health plan sponsors to leverage formulary and plan design approaches to offer all categories of diabetes medications at zero

Walmart to leave two CVS Caremark networks

Walmart to leave two CVS Caremark networks

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health  announced Tuesday that Walmart has opted to leave the CVS Caremark pharmacy benefit management (PBM) commercial and Managed Medicaid retail pharmacy networks. Such a transition must place patient care as the highest priority and, as such, CVS Caremark has requested that Walmart continue to fill prescriptions as an in network participating

CVS, Sharecare launch digital drug discount card

CVS, Sharecare launch digital drug discount card

ATLANTA– Sharecare, the digital health company helping people manage all their health in one place, today announced the launch of Sharecare Rx, a digital pharmacy savings card to help people who are uninsured or may lack sufficient drug coverage save money on their prescription medications. Administered by CVS Caremark, the pharmacy benefit management (PBM) business

CVS offers new approach to pricing PBM services

CVS offers new approach to pricing PBM services

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health is introducing a new approach to the pricing of Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) services. The new Guaranteed Net Cost pricing model simplifies the financial arrangements underlying PBM contracts and focuses on helping plan sponsors deliver savings through PBM cost management strategies such as formulary, utilization management and performance pharmacy networks. This

CVS Health earns NCQA Health Information Products Certification

CVS Health earns NCQA Health Information Products Certification

WOONSOCKET, R.I. – CVS Health announced that its pharmacy benefit manager CVS Caremark received NCQA Health Information Products (HIP) Certification in pharmacy benefits. This helps affirm that CVS Caremark, through its caremark.com website and customer call center, provides members with the information they need to understand and use their pharmacy benefits. NCQA’s HIP Certification is a

CVS Health highlights efforts in fighting opioid abuse

CVS Health highlights efforts in fighting opioid abuse

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health  announced today the latest milestones in the company’s more than six year effort to help address and prevent prescription opioid abuse and misuse.  Over the past several months, the company has dramatically increased access to safe medication disposal sites, helped its clients reduce opioid utilization for members when clinically appropriate, strengthened

CVS makes statement on Ohio Department of Medicaid’s report on PBM performance

CVS makes statement on Ohio Department of Medicaid’s report on PBM performance

WOONSOCKET, R.I.— CVS Health has issued the following statement regarding Ohio Department of Medicaid’s report on PBM performance for managed care plans: “CVS Health is pleased that a report issued today that was commissioned by the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) on pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) performance for the state’s Medicaid managed care plans confirms that our

Former Lilly CFO to head CVS Caremark

Former Lilly CFO to head CVS Caremark

NEW YORK — CVS Health has named former Eli Lilly and Co. chief financial officer Derica Rice as president of its CVS Caremark pharmacy benefit management unit. Plans call for Rice to take the helm at CVS Caremark on March 30, CVS said late Tuesday. The appointment was earlier reported by The Wall Street Journal.

CVS Health to buy Aetna for $69 billion

CVS Health to buy Aetna for $69 billion

WOONSOCKET, R.I., and HARTFORD, Conn. — Following mounting speculation over the past month, CVS Health has unveiled a cash-and stock-deal to acquire health insurer Aetna Inc. for $69 billion. CVS and Aetna said Sunday evening that under the merger pact, Aetna shareholders will receive about $207 per share, including $145 in cash and 0.8378 CVS

CVS Health plans real-time benefits visibility

CVS Health plans real-time benefits visibility

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has announced that its pharmacy benefits manager (PBM), CVS Caremark, will begin providing real-time visibility to member-specific medication costs and available lower-cost therapeutic alternatives at the point of prescribing and at the pharmacy. This enhanced visibility to the patient’s benefit across all points of care can help eliminate potential dispensing delays, improve

Transformational deal weighed by CVS

Transformational deal weighed by CVS

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — At presstime The Wall Street Journal along with other news agencies reported that CVS Health will offer more than $200 per share, or about $66 billion, to purchase the health insurance giant Aetna Inc. Anonymous sources cited by WSJ originated the story about a potential CVS-Aetna deal. The possible transaction comes as

AllianceRx Walgreens Prime up and running

AllianceRx Walgreens Prime up and running

ORLANDO, Fla. — Merging the specialty pharmacy and mail service capabilities of Walgreens and Prime Therapeutics LLC has created a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts, says Joel Wright, chief executive officer of the newly formed AllianceRx Walgreens Prime. Increased purchasing scale and the addition of Prime’s clinical and lives management

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