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May 11, 2011

CVS Caremark’s annual meeting of stockholders held Wednesday morning was an emotional and momentous occasion for the company as it marked the official retirement of Tom Ryan, former chairman and CEO, and the beginning of a new chapter as Larry Merlo takes the reigns as CEO.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Caremark’s annual meeting of stockholders held Wednesday morning was an emotional and momentous occasion for the company as it marked the official retirement of Tom Ryan, former chairman and CEO, and the beginning of a new chapter as Larry Merlo takes the reigns as CEO.

April 25, 2011

With a new leader at the helm, a robust management team in place and an unwavering focus on driving medication adherence and reducing healthcare costs, CVS Caremark remains squarely on the growth path and continues to play an increasingly important role in U.S. health care with its far-reaching store network and arsenal of products and services.


April 6, 2011

Washington-based healthcare accrediting organization URAC has awarded specialty pharmacy and mail-service pharmacy accreditation to BioScrip, the specialty pharmacy provider said Wednesday.

ELMSFORD, N.Y. — Washington-based healthcare accrediting organization URAC has awarded specialty pharmacy and mail-service pharmacy accreditation to BioScrip, the specialty pharmacy provider said Wednesday.

February 16, 2011

As employers try to engage employees in health management programs to slow healthcare cost inflation, fewer employees are placing a high priority on managing and improving their health, according to a survey released Wednesday of more than 9,000 employees at large and midsize employers, conducted by Towers Watson.

NEW YORK — As employers try to engage employees in health management programs to slow healthcare cost inflation, fewer employees are placing a high priority on managing and improving their health, according to a survey released Wednesday of more than 9,000 employees at large and midsize employers, conducted by Towers Watson.

January 19, 2011

The drive by Republicans to overturn the landmark health-reform legislation enacted last year threatens the health of as many as 129 million Americans with pre-existing conditions, the Obama administration’s top health official warned Tuesday.

WASHINGTON — The drive by Republicans to overturn the landmark health-reform legislation enacted last year threatens the health of as many as 129 million Americans with pre-existing conditions, the Obama administration’s top health official warned Tuesday.

January 12, 2011

Nearly half (48%) of Americans between the ages of 45 and 70 years have no financial plans in place to protect themselves against outliving their assets and the rising cost of health care, should they live longer than they expected, according to a survey released last week by the Society of Actuaries.

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — Nearly half (48%) of Americans between the ages of 45 and 70 years have no financial plans in place to protect themselves against outliving their assets and the rising cost of health care, should they live longer than they expected, according to a survey released last week by the Society of Actuaries.

December 21, 2010

A healthcare accrediting organization is revising three products in its Pharmacy Quality Management suite of programs.

WASHINGTON — A healthcare accrediting organization is revising three products in its Pharmacy Quality Management suite of programs.

URAC said its pharmacy committee approved revisions to its mail service, specialty pharmacy, and workers' compensation and property and casualty for pharmacy benefit management accreditation programs. The products revised include:

  • Mail-service pharmacy, version 2.0;

  • Specialty pharmacy, version 2.0; and

December 2, 2010

CVS Caremark announced on Thursday that it has been awarded pharmacy benefit management and drug therapy management accreditation from URAC, a healthcare accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the healthcare industry ...

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Caremark announced on Thursday that it has been awarded pharmacy benefit management and drug therapy management accreditation from URAC, a healthcare accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the healthcare industry. CVS Caremark previously had received accreditation for PBM and DTM from URAC in 2007.

December 1, 2010

Humana's pharmacy benefit management business has been awarded pharmacy benefit management accreditation from a nonprofit healthcare accrediting organization.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Humana's pharmacy benefit management business has been awarded pharmacy benefit management accreditation from a nonprofit healthcare accrediting organization.

Humana Pharmacy Solutions was awarded full pharmacy benefit management accreditation by URAC. URAC standards require companies to demonstrate their commitment to quality and safety.

November 4, 2010

Under the Affordable Care Act, the average savings for those enrolled in traditional Medicare is...

WASHINGTON Under the Affordable Care Act, the average savings for those enrolled in traditional Medicare is expected to amount to more than $3,500 over the next 10 years — and will be even higher for seniors and people with diabetes who have high drug costs — according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

 

October 25, 2010

A full-service pharmacy benefit manager received its second accreditation from an independent, nonprofit healthcare-accrediting organization....

October 13, 2010

CVS Caremark is presenting data at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy 2010 Educational Conference...

WOONSOCKET, R.I. CVS Caremark is presenting data at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy 2010 Educational Conference illustrating how innovative approaches to traditional plan designs can help clients reduce drug spend, improve generic dispensing rates and minimize member disruption.

The AMCP 2010 Educational Conference is being held in St. Louis from Oct. 13 to 15.

September 1, 2010

Workers on average are paying nearly $4,000 this year toward the cost of family health...

WASHINGTON Workers on average are paying nearly $4,000 this year toward the cost of family health coverage — an increase of 14%, or $482, above what they paid last year, according to the benchmark "2010 Employer Health Benefits Survey" released Thursday by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research and Educational Trust.

August 24, 2010

More than 3 million older Americans may have to switch to a different Medicare drug...

August 17, 2010

Retail mail-order pharmacy HealthWarehouse.com reported Wednesday a 106% spike in its second-quarter sales....

June 20, 2010

Consumers are seeking self-service convenience when managing the financial aspects of their healthcare experience, according...

June 14, 2010

The growth rate for employers’ medical costs is expected to fall somewhat next year, according...

May 25, 2010

The expansion of Medicaid under the new health-reform law significantly will increase the number of...

WASHINGTON The expansion of Medicaid under the new health-reform law significantly will increase the number of people covered by the program and will markedly reduce the uninsured in states across the country, with the federal government picking up the overwhelming majority of the cost, according to a state-by-state analysis released Wednesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured.

 

May 20, 2010

Although Mead Johnson has said it voluntarily will modify or discontinue certain advertising claims for...

May 18, 2010

Following an industry group's collection of Medicare payment complaints, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...

May 4, 2010

CVS Caremark announced on Wednesday that Accordant Health Services has been awarded case management reaccreditation...

March 29, 2010

CVS Caremark announced on Tuesday that it has been awarded specialty pharmacy accreditation from URAC,...

January 27, 2010

The nation's leading healthcare accreditation and education organization has issued a call for entries for...

January 18, 2010

Walgreens has been awarded accreditation from URAC, a Washington, D.C.-based healthcare accrediting organization that establishes...

January 4, 2010

SXC Health Solutions Corp., a leading provider of pharmacy benefit management and technology services, announced...