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CVS Specialty

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 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

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 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