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CVS Health supports community and employee needs

CVS Health supports community and employee needs

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced the company and its foundations are giving more than $1 million in new investments to address food insecurity and other community needs in response to ongoing challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. The CVS Health Foundation will also match up to $1 million in employee contributions to the CVS

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 offers cost-sharing and co-pay waivers for COVID-19-related treatment for Aetna members

CVS offers cost-sharing and co-pay waivers for COVID-19-related treatment for Aetna members

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced Wednesday it is waiving cost-sharing and co-pays for inpatient hospital admissions related to COVID-19 for Aetna’s commercially insured members, part of several additional steps to help members access the care that they need during the COVID-19 pandemic. These announcements build on previous efforts focused on eliminating out-of-pocket costs and

CVS Health to provide bonuses, add benefits

CVS Health to provide bonuses, add benefits

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — In recognition of the essential role CVS Health employees are playing as the country faces the COVID-19 pandemic, the company is awarding bonuses to employees who are required to be at CVS facilities to assist patients and customers in this time of unprecedented need. Bonuses will range from $150 to $500 and will be awarded

CVS opens COVID-19 testing site

CVS opens COVID-19 testing site

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced that the retailer has opened a COVID-19 testing site for a limited population in the parking lot of a CVS Pharmacy in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. With the opening of the testing site, the company issued the following statement: “As announced on March 13, we have been working with the administration and

CVS Health offers companywide response to the COVID-19 outbreak

CVS Health offers companywide response to the COVID-19 outbreak

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health is issued the following response to the COVID-19 outbreak on its website: Companywide COVID-19 preparation Through the work of the CVS Health Emergency Response & Resiliency Team and Infectious Disease Response Team, we continue to actively monitor the current international and domestic environment for coronavirus-related risks and prepare accordingly. Specifically,

Aetna welcomes Lexington Clinic to its Medicare Advantage Network

Aetna welcomes Lexington Clinic to its Medicare Advantage Network

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Aetna, a CVS Health company and Lexington Clinic announced Tuesday that members enrolled in Aetna Medicare Advantage plans now have access to personalized healthcare services throughout the Lexington area.  With this new agreement, members gain affordable access to all Lexington Clinic offices and associate practices under Lexington Clinic’s award-winning health program. “Aetna Medicare

Chains do their part to ease coronavirus worries

Chains do their part to ease coronavirus worries

NEW YORK — National and regional pharmacy chains were doing what they could to ease the coronavirus fears of shoppers and employees as the contagion spread. Seattle-based Bartell Drugs shipped more over-the-counter products to stores early this month after experiencing high demand due to concerns related to COVID-19. Bartell’s has two stores in the suburb

CVS Health to assist with COVID-19 testing

CVS Health to assist with COVID-19 testing

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced that the company will be assisting with COVID-19 testing. The drug chain released the following statement: “Given our physical presence in communities across the country and ability to reach millions of consumers with innovative, local solutions, we’re in a unique position to help address the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re working

CVS Health adds more Point Solutions Management vendors

CVS Health adds more Point Solutions Management vendors

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has added five new health and well-being point solution vendors to its Point Solutions Management service following a comprehensive clinical, security and business evaluation process. Point Solutions Management is a full-service offering that enables CVS Caremark pharmacy benefit management (PBM) clients to simplify contracting, secure lowest price and monitor ongoing performance of

CVS announces additional COVID-19 resources focused on patient access

CVS announces additional COVID-19 resources focused on patient access

WOONSOCKET, R.I. —  CVS Health is taking additional steps across the company to address the COVID-19 outbreak and protect patient access to medication. “Being committed to the welfare of those we serve means being responsive to evolving needs and acting swiftly. This is particularly true in times of uncertainty,” said Dr. Troyen Brennan, executive vice president

CVS unveils COVID-19 resources for Aetna members

CVS unveils COVID-19 resources for Aetna members

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced on Friday several steps to support Aetna members in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. “Supporting the health and well-being of our members and removing barriers to care are among our key areas of focus as we navigate the spread of COVID-19,” said Karen Lynch, president, Aetna and executive vice

CVS Kidney Care, Satellite Healthcare enter strategic relationship

CVS Kidney Care, Satellite Healthcare enter strategic relationship

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Kidney Care, a CVS Health company, and Satellite Healthcare announced a strategic relationship to advance the care of patients with kidney disease. CVS Kidney Care and Satellite Healthcare will collaborate to provide comprehensive kidney care, and to expand awareness of and access to transplantation and in-home dialysis – initially in two

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