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More work needed on preferred pharmacy access

More work needed on preferred pharmacy access

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Though the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has improved Medicare Part D patient access to preferred pharmacies, more work needs to be done, according to the National Community Pharmacists Association. NCPA on Friday applauded a statement released by CMS that the agency’s efforts to boost access to preferred pharmacies across

CVS study: Narrow networks aid Rx adherence

CVS study: Narrow networks aid Rx adherence

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Members of drug benefit plans with narrow pharmacy networks show improved medication adherence, according to a new study by the CVS Health Research Institute. CVS Health said Tuesday that the research, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, is the first to gauge the impact of narrow pharmacy networks on medication adherence. Narrow networks

CMS report challenges preferred pharmacy access

WASHINGTON — Preferred pharmacies for Medicare Part D drug plans are more accessible in suburbs and rural areas than in cities, a study by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has found. “While we appreciate the importance of providing lower costs to beneficiaries, these findings reinforce CMS’ concern that plans are offering access