Hy-Vee Pharmacy Solutions to provide specialty services to Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield members

Services begin Oct. 1

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield has named Hy-Vee's specialty pharmacy division its preferred provider of specialty pharmacy benefits for members, Hy-Vee said.

Starting Oct. 1, Hy-Vee Pharmacy Solutions will provide services to Wellmark members with disease states requiring such complex drug regimens as cancer, hepatitis, multiple sclerosis, Crohn's disease and others.

"Hy-Vee Pharmacy Solutions' customized patient programs, clinical expertise and dedication to customer service will allow Wellmark to deliver high-quality specialty pharmacy benefits while effectively managing costs," Wellmark pharmacy director Matt Hosford said. "Our combined commitment to quality and service will provide greater value for our customers."

Hy-Vee Pharmacy Solutions will offer services such as pharmacists available around the clock to answer questions or concerns, one-stop shopping for prescriptions and over-the-counter medications and medication delivery through Hy-Vee pharmacies or directly to patients' homes, offices or other locations.

"We are very pleased Wellmark recognized that the unique care model offered by Hy-Vee Pharmacy Solutions offers their members innovative, cost-effective specialty pharmacy benefit solutions that improve health outcomes," Hy-Vee Pharmacy Soutions president Michael Agostino said.

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