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CVS Caremark Ready to Support Patients and Payors Through Coming Era of Health Care Expansion
Date:10/8/2010

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"We are excited by the enormity of the opportunity to deliver on the health care community's shared goal of improving Americans' quality of life through care that is more innovative, easier to access and more cost-effective," Ryan said. "The role of the pharmacist is evolving, and our innovative solutions like Pharmacy Advisor and Maintenance Choice are great examples of how our pharmacists will have an expanded role in managing chronic disease for our customers and our plan members."

Ryan and other executives plan to highlight several key components of the company's integrated approach to meeting the country's long-term health care needs:

  • Pharmacy Advisor: This new program harnesses the power of one-on-one consultations with pharmacists to help PBM plan members improve their health by increasing adherence and reducing gaps in care.  Following a successful pilot phase, the program already has 7.8 million CVS Caremark PBM plan members set to start in January 2011.
  • Maintenance Choice: This program allows plan sponsors and plan members the opportunity to receive the savings typically associated with mail-order pharmacy whether members receive their 90-day maintenance medications by mail or at a local CVS/pharmacy location. By adding more convenience to the savings of mail-order pharmacy, Maintenance Choice is improving prescription adherence, thereby reducing unnecessary medical complications.
  • Health IT: The company has invested in advanced technologies that today help consumers find the most cost-effective medication for their conditions, avoid negative drug interactions and improve their prescription adherence. These recent investments also have increased efficiency.
  • Pharmacogenomics: CVS Caremark's innovative approach to genetic testing to determine appropriate therapies will match patients with the right drugs.
  • MinuteClinic: With patient visits to MinuteClinic continuing to grow, the company's ne
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