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CVS Caremark JAMA commentary on Hepatitis C Virus

CVS Caremark JAMA commentary on Hepatitis C Virus

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — A new Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) commentary published online Tuesday and scheduled to appear in the August 13 print edition addresses the controversy surrounding the high costs of new Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) treatments such as Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) and implications for the growing specialty pharmacy market. CVS Caremark  chief medical officer

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

CVS Health to support new Anthem PBM

CVS Health to support new Anthem PBM

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has signed a five-year agreement to provide services to support IngenioRx, a new pharmacy benefit manager formed by Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurer Anthem Inc. CVS said Wednesday that its CVS Caremark PBM division will manage certain services for IngenioRx, including claims processing and prescription fulfillment. In addition, CVS

CVS extends kudos to its pharmacists

CVS extends kudos to its pharmacists

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health is honoring the patient care efforts of its 30,000 pharmacists as part of the annual American Pharmacists Month observation in October. CVS noted that its pharmacy teams are playing an increasingly important role in helping people lead healthier live by improving access to care and lowering costs for the millions

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