Insights provides context and perspective about key pharmacy trends and issues

Care Management
Opioid abuse is a deadly epidemic. Measures such as proper disposal of medication and utilization management programs can help prevent and reduce drug abuse. More
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Care Management
Achieving and maintaining high-quality standards is about ongoing improvement and continuous learning. Accreditations like URAC require a commitment to meeting quality standards for a range... More
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Care Management
Balancing the risk of opioid abuse with patient access takes careful consideration. Our new utilization management criteria offers payors strategies based on the recent CDC guideline on... More
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Removing tobacco from CVS Pharmacy stores helped significantly reduce cigarette purchases and presumably, use, according to a CVS Health Research Institute study More
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In the United States, and around the world, diabetes is a top spend, and trend, driver. Managing the condition is a complex issue for payors and for anyone with the diagnosis. Treatment... More
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Understanding how rising health care costs affect consumer decisions about obtaining care is a key part of developing cost-effective solutions that help improve health outcomes. As an... More
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Care Management
Patients who are adherent to their medications have better health outcomes and their care costs less. Medication non-adherence is associated with poorer health outcomes and costly,... More
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Hospital readmission among recently discharged patients is a long-standing and expensive issue. Research shows that an estimated one in seven patients are readmitted within 30 days costing... More
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Care Management
Pharmacist-led medication reconciliation programs can help reduce readmissions and address a $41 billion problem. More
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Care Management
Knowing which members are likely to need high-cost care early can help plans better target interventions for greater effectiveness. But knowing whose costs are likely to rise isn’t easy. More
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