August 22, 2015

Health insurers are responding by “changing their fundamental business model,” PwC’s Health Research Institute noted in its report on U.S. health industry trends in the wake of the Affordable Care Act. 

August 22, 2015

Driven by the funding priorities of health reform under the Affordable Care Act, primary care physicians once again are moving to the center of American health care.

August 22, 2015

Starting Oct. 1, under the revised rules, TRICARE beneficiaries who regularly take certain brand-name medication will have to get their prescriptions filled at a military treatment facility or through a mail-in program.

August 22, 2015

Health reform is spawning new risk-sharing patient-care initiatives that are shifting the focus of health delivery.

August 20, 2015

According to research conducted by Rand Corp., retail clinic traffic doubled each year between 2007 and 2009, to 6 million patient visits a year. Since then, the number has risen to more than 10.5 million in 2014 and rising, according to various estimates.

August 20, 2015

There are very logical reasons that a growing number of health systems, large payers and insurers continue to embrace the retail clinic model: cost and quality.

August 20, 2015

While the first retail clinics began to enter chronic disease management going back as early as 2010, these efforts have been ramped up considerably in recent years as payers look more aggressively to lower costs and health systems look to drive improved patient outcomes.

August 20, 2015

Fifty years ago this summer, President Lyndon B. Johnson secured his place in history by signing into law the legislation that created Medicare and Medicaid. It was a landmark in the nation’s social and political development and an evolutionary leap for community pharmacy.

August 18, 2015

Overall, 95% of patients were highly satisfied with the quality of care they received at MinuteClinic, the ease with which telehealth technology was integrated into the visit, and the timeliness and convenience of their care

July 31, 2015

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores commented on the proposed regulations on the use of managed care in Medicaid and in the Children’s Health Insurance Program, urging "to maintain the strong link between Medicaid patients and community pharmacies and the valuable services that these pharmacies provide."

July 28, 2015

The National Association of Chain Stores commented this week on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ proposed regulations guiding the use of managed care in Medicaid and in the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

July 23, 2015

With 3-of-the-5 CMS Star Rating metrics based on medication adherence, Cardinal Health unveiled a new suite of adherence-boosting tools under its Adherence Advantage program, here at RBC 2015.

July 16, 2015

OutcomesMTM provides medication therapy management for more than 5.5 million patients. 

June 19, 2015

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores urged a Senate Committee to look to pharmacy in providing health services that can improve care for Medicare patients with chronic conditions.

June 17, 2015

CVS will secure 80 retail clinic locations as part of the Target pharmacy acquisition.

June 17, 2015

The first MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinic in Topeka, Kan., opened Wednesday inside the CVS/pharmacy store, joining 11 additional clinic locations in the state.

June 12, 2015

The Patient Access to Pharmacists’ Care Coalition, a group of more than 25 organizations representing patients, has released newspaper and radio advertisements calling for passage of the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act.

June 3, 2015

CVS Health's MinuteClinic has expanded its ability to serve even more people throughout Ohio by becoming an in-network provider with a healthcare insurance plan serving 340,000 members through government sponsored health programs throughout the state.

June 2, 2015

CVS Health is partnering with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to promote an online tool, which provides recommendations from clinical experts for the personalized preventive services patients should receive based on their age and gender, the company has announced.

May 29, 2015

Type-2 diabetes patients do better when a pharmacist is a part of their care team. 

May 20, 2015

What is the CVS Health competitive edge? To answer that question, CVS Health president and CEO Larry Merlo took the stage Wednesday during the UBS Global Healthcare Conference, a three-day conference in New York City that brings together investors and more than 200 companies across a variety of healthcare sectors.

May 14, 2015

In lead-up to Thursday’s Senate Finance Committee hearing, “A Pathway to Improving Care for Medicare Patients with Chronic Conditions,” the National Association of Chain Drug Stores submitted comments highlighting pharmacy’s role in helping patients manage their chronic conditions.

May 12, 2015

CVS Health’s MinuteClinic has surpassed 25 million patient visits since opening the nation's first retail clinic in 2000.

May 5, 2015

A new poll finds that while most healthcare executives support value-based reimbursement, few would abandon fee-for-service entirely.