TWINSBURG, Ohio & DEERFIELD, Ill., 2016-Sep-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — EnvisionRx, the pharmacy benefit management (PBM) division of EnvisionRxOptions, and Walgreens, one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains, today announced a new 90-day pharmacy program focused on changing behaviors and improving health outcomes for the growing numbers of patients with chronic conditions.
Rx90, now available for EnvisionRx clients, gives patients the option to fill 90-day prescriptions at any of the nearly 8,200 Walgreens pharmacies nationwide, for the same price as home delivery through EnvisionPharmacies’ mail service. In addition to Walgreens, Rx90 offers access to 4,000 other retail pharmacies, making it the largest 90-day retail maintenance medication network in the country.
To help change behaviors and improve medication adherence, patients will also receive:
- Integrated care and clinical support from EnvisionRx and Walgreens pharmacists
- Targeted, disease-specific communications
Using client-specific data and its own research, EnvisionRx is also able to provide health plans and employers with recommendations on customizing their benefit design, communications and clinical strategies to meet their individual needs. Rx90 will help plan sponsors better control drug spend and reduce costly medical expenses associated with increased visits to physicians and emergency rooms, as well as extended hospitalizations.
“We’re pleased to work with EnvisionRx to create a pharmacy solution that can benefit patients, health plans and employers, and reflects our commitment to provide greater care and service to our customers and patients,” said Alex Gourlay, co-chief operating officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance. “Stronger collaboration with PBMs and health plans is critical in today’s healthcare environment, to help ensure our patients can continue to get the medications they need at prices they can afford, and with the pharmacy support they depend upon.”
By providing consumers with improved pricing, more convenient options on how to fill their 90-day maintenance medications, and the support they need, EnvisionRx and Walgreens are working together, as well as with plan sponsors, to address rising healthcare costs.
“In today’s market, plan sponsors need a partner that can truly provide transparency around performance and provide more options for their business and their members,” said Frank Sheehy, chief executive officer of EnvisionRxOptions. “Through Rx90, plan sponsors are able to design the prescription drug benefit plan that’s right for them. Coupled with our proprietary technology platform, we can provide better visibility on results and make adjustments faster than other PBM’s, which helps Envision deliver real value.”
EnvisionRx is a division of EnvisionRxOptions, a health care company with a visibly different approach to managing pharmacy benefits. As a full service provider, Envision leverages its core PBM services including Mail, Specialty and Compounding Pharmacies; Part D Medicare insurance plans; and cash savings programs, to help employers and health plans of all sizes provide more affordable and effective prescription drug coverage for their members. Headquartered in Twinsburg, Ohio, EnvisionRxOptions is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rite Aid. For more information, visit envisionrx.com.
Walgreens (www.walgreens.com), one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA), the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. More than 8 million customers interact with Walgreens each day in communities across America, using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. Walgreens operates 8,173 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Walgreens omni-channel business includes Walgreens.com and VisionDirect.com. More than 400 Walgreens stores offer Healthcare Clinic or other provider retail clinic services.
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