Medicaid programs increasingly rely on Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) to manage drug benefits for Medicaid beneficiaries, whether they have health plan or fee-for-service coverage.
One of the biggest issues facing the United States health care system is the rising costs of prescription drugs.
HealthTrust, a leading group purchasing organization and health care performance improvement company, has selected OptumRx as its exclusive pharmacy care services partner for its member organizations.
OptumRx is becoming the first major pharmacy care services company to introduce fully sustainable medication packaging that replaces polystyrene, or foam.
UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) company, is introducing My ScriptRewards, a new program that shares prescription cost savings directly with plan participants who choose doctor-approved, guideline-recommended and cost-effective medications.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a blueprint this spring to lower prescription drug prices and out-of-pocket costs. One piece of that plan is to allow step therapy for physician-administered drugs covered under Medicare Part B.
OptumRx has received the 2019 Excellence Award for Opioid Management Strategies from the Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute.
UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) company, has introduced oral health strategies to confront the opioid epidemic, building on a companywide approach to address the epidemic from all angles.
Innovative specialty drugs are providing important cures and treatments, with new therapies expected in the near future.
OptumRx today announced the initial results of its Opioid Risk Management program, which is reducing opioid consumption and prescribing and will be rolled out nationwide to build on its early success