October 22, 2015

On Dec. 6, Drug Store News and the Convenient Care Association will present a webinar called “Chronic Care and Retail Health” as part of their Retail Healthcare Webinar Series. 

September 29, 2015

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has outlined its latest model for medication therapy management that it hopes will increase adherence and improve outcomes among Medicare Part D beneficiaries. 

September 18, 2015
Drug Store News and The Convenient Care Association will present The Retail Healthcare Webinar Series, a new educational forum specifically tailored to healthcare key stakeholders and professionals in the retail health industry, beginning this month.
September 18, 2015

A recent Harris Poll found that one-half of households use OTC medicines to treat a chronic or recurring condition.  These families would particularly benefit from OTC eligibility in FSAs and HSAs.

September 15, 2015

National Community Pharmacists Association CEO B. Douglas Hoey, in a blog post for DSN, writes about the role community pharmacy can play in providing services to TRICARE beneficiaries. 

September 11, 2015

NCPA’s arrangement with Ulta Lab Tests will offer community pharmacy patients direct access to lab tests and health screenings.

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.