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CVS expands free wellness screenings in California

CVS expands free wellness screenings in California

LOS ANGELES — As part of its commitment to building healthier communities across the country, CVS Health announced Wednesday it is expanding its free health and wellness screening campaign statewide in California throughout 2019, including in Fresno, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego and San Francisco. Project Health, which provides access to care in multicultural communities with a large number of uninsured or underinsured Americans,

CVS applauds FDA restricting flavored tobacco products

CVS applauds FDA restricting flavored tobacco products

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health, the nation’s first and only national pharmacy chain to have eliminated the sale of tobacco products from its retail stores, today announced its support for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s plans to restrict access to flavored tobacco and e-cigarette products in the retail setting and impose stricter age-verification requirements for

CVS Health providing free wellness screenings in Boston

CVS Health providing free wellness screenings in Boston

BOSTON — In its continuing commitment to improve access to affordable health care for all Americans, CVS Health is kicking off its annual Project Health campaign at CVS Pharmacy locations in the Boston area Thursday, November 1, with free health and wellness screenings. A total of 24 Project Health events will take place locally through mid-December in

CVS says managed care model can save millions

CVS says managed care model can save millions

WOONSOCKET, R.I .— New research from CVS Health shows that state Medicaid programs that use a Managed Care Organization (MCO) and a contracted pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) to administer prescription drug coverage have significantly lower overall drug costs than those states that manage their own formulary. Further, researchers found that when states switched to managing

CVS offering free wellness screenings across U.S.

CVS offering free wellness screenings across U.S.

WOONSOCKET, R.I — In its continuing commitment to improve access to affordable health care for all Americans, CVS Health  is kicking off its annual Project Health campaign at select CVS Pharmacy locations in 11 communities across the country this Thursday, September 6, with free health and wellness screenings. A total of 528 Project Health events will

CVS says better transparency helping cut Rx costs

CVS says better transparency helping cut Rx costs

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health released new data showing that the company’s real-time benefits program, powered by its proprietary engine, Script Intelligence, can save CVS Caremark pharmacy benefit management (PBM) members between $120 to $130 per prescription fill. The company found that, when provided with access to member-specific pharmacy benefit and formulary information at the point-of-prescribing, prescribers are often

MinuteClinic Video Visits now available with new app

MinuteClinic Video Visits now available with new app

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — As digital technology continues to change the health care landscape, CVS Health today announced that MinuteClinic, the company’s retail medical clinic, is rolling out a new virtual health care offering for patients with minor illnesses and injuries, skin conditions and other wellness needs. MinuteClinic Video Visits, a telehealth offering, will provide patients

CVS Pharmacy debuts new ScriptPath system in California

CVS Pharmacy debuts new ScriptPath system in California

WOONSOCKET, R.I. —  CVS Pharmacy is debuting its new ScriptPath Prescription Label and Prescription Overview in its 1,160 CVS Pharmacy locations in California this week. The new prescription label and overview, along with the recently released prescription schedule, are all components of the ScriptPath Prescription Management System. The ScriptPath system’s overall design and iconography simplifies and

With Aetna deal nearing, CVS names new team

With Aetna deal nearing, CVS names new team

WOONSOCKET, R.I.­ — CVS Health has announced the management team that, following the close of the Aetna acquisition, will lead the combined company into the future. Aetna will operate as a stand-alone business unit within the CVS Health enterprise following the close and will be led by members of its current management team. In addition,

Buoy Health partners with CVS Health on AI clinic referrals

Buoy Health partners with CVS Health on AI clinic referrals

BOSTON — Buoy Health, a start up health technology company that develops digital tools,  has entered into an agreement with CVS Health’s MinuteClinic subsidiary to provide patients with access to convenient, accessible and affordable care at any of its over 1,100 MinuteClinic locations nationwide. The relationship, which will be available to patients through www.buoyhealth.com later

CVS CMO addresses population health issues at HLTH 2018

CVS CMO addresses population health issues at HLTH 2018

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Today at HLTH 2018, a health care innovation conference taking place this week in Las Vegas, Nevada, CVS Health chief medical officer Dr. Troyen Brennan delivered a keynote address outlining CVS Health’s unique potential to help change current paradigms for addressing population health. Dr. Brennan outlined how the combination of data-driven insights

CVS names Marc-David Munk CMO of MinuteClinic

CVS names Marc-David Munk CMO of MinuteClinic

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has appointed Marc-David Munk, as the new chief medical officer (CMO) of MinuteClinic, the company’s retail medical clinic subsidiary, and as associate CMO of CVS Health. In his new role, Munk will lead and oversee MinuteClinic’s patient care strategies with a focus on ensuring that MinuteClinic continues to provide high-quality

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