Care Management

Helping clients improve outcomes and quality while lowering costs.

The primary focus of CVS Caremark is on pharmacy cost management, but we also explore and invest in new ways to improve care and reduce costs more broadly. Expanding the care management portfolio helps support clients and plan members who face the challenges of costly chronic, rare and complex conditions.

Paying close attention to what clients say about the challenges they face, we combine those insights with the data collected through our services.

These insights and knowledge provide a foundation for the solutions we develop for and offer to clients. They are designed to complement and amplify a client’s existing care management programs. And, because each plan is unique, these solutions are designed to be configurable. Working with clients, we identify gaps and opportunities and develop solutions to fit their needs and desired results.

Data-driven individualized care

Members receive more personalized care and guidance using our deep data and analytic expertise. Care for each member is tied to the complexity of care, communication preferences and risk profile. A member-level view is developed using pharmacy and behavioral data from our services and operations.

The member-level view is supported by connected technology, including an electronic health record system that enables a continuum of care. To achieve the greatest efficacy, algorithms identify the best type of intervention for each individual and the right channel and time to deliver the message. Ongoing review of outcomes leads to optimizing the system for increasingly better results.

Managing chronic conditions

Chronic conditions, one of the most consistent challenges members face, affect six out of 10 adults and account for 90 percenthttps://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/about/costs/index.htm of annual health care spending in the United States. Forty percent of Americans have two or more chronic conditions, further complicating care management.https://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/resources/infographic/chronic-diseases.htm

Chronic Condition Management Programs
2:1 Savings Guaranteed*
Chronic Condition Management Programs
2:1 Savings Guaranteed*

Prescription therapy is key to managing many of these conditions, but successful management can require much more: lifestyle changes, tests and screenings, lab work and dietary changes. Many patients struggle to adhere to recommended regimens. Results can lead to poor outcomes and potentially avoidable, costly adverse events. It’s estimated that 30 percent of emergency visits and 40 percent of hospital readmissions are avoidable.Modern Healthcare. pharmaceutical-journal.com, 2019.

Transform Diabetes Care

An estimated 34 million Americans have diabetes. Comorbidities are common and make management even more complicated for members. To support these members, we designed a comprehensive solution to address not only diabeteshttps://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/data/statistics/statistics-report.html, 2020., but its common comorbidities, hypertension and chronic kidney disease. This customized experience identifies and prioritizes tailored interventions and achieves up to 1.9% reduction in A1C15 mmHG average reduction in systolic blood pressure. CVS Health Analytics, 2021. Data source CVS Health and https://millionhearts.hhs.gov/data-reports/hypertension-prevalence.html and https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18843651/. All data sharing complies with applicable law, our information firewall and any applicable contractual limitations. Actual results may vary depending on benefit plan design, member demographics, programs implemented by the plan and other factors. Commercial member with hypertension (Grade 1 or 2) requiring medical therapy – SBP > 140 mmgHG or DBP > 90 mmHG., with guaranteed medical cost savings.Average uncontrolled A1C reduction for fully compliant high-risk population: Up to 1.9% average A1C reduction. In order to qualify for the ROI, clients must have a minimum of 5,000 total lives and a minimum diabetes prevalence of at least 4.5%. Additional conditions for ROI guarantee may apply, and full guarantees pending final sign-off by Actuarial and Underwriting.** Transform Diabetes Care is more than a baseline diabetes offering.

Pharmacy Advisor

3.9% more members stay adherent
with Pharmacy Advisor
Pharmacy Advisor delivers proven adherence gains with 3.9% more members staying on treatment. CVS Health Analytics, 2020. Adherence results are based on CVS Caremark data for clients enrolled in the Pharmacy Advisor All Channels program. Prevalence rates derived from the CVS Caremark Data Warehouse Adherence Outcomes Layer and medical cost savings estimates associated with improved adherence from the Pharmacy Care Economic Model (PCEM) 2020. Actual results may vary depending on benefit plan design, member demographics, programs implemented by the plan and other factors. Client-specific modeling available upon request.
3.9% more members stay adherent
with Pharmacy Advisor
Pharmacy Advisor delivers proven adherence gains with 3.9% more members staying on treatment. CVS Health Analytics, 2020. Adherence results are based on CVS Caremark data for clients enrolled in the Pharmacy Advisor All Channels program. Prevalence rates derived from the CVS Caremark Data Warehouse Adherence Outcomes Layer and medical cost savings estimates associated with improved adherence from the Pharmacy Care Economic Model (PCEM) 2020. Actual results may vary depending on benefit plan design, member demographics, programs implemented by the plan and other factors. Client-specific modeling available upon request.

Pharmacy Advisor provides targeted adherence support to members, which can make a difference with improving outcomes and lowering overall costs. The program uses robust predictive analytics to identify members in need of support and provides one-on-one connections. Incorporating prescription claims, demographic data, engagement history and member feedback, predictive algorithms identify and activate the right interventions at the right time through the right channel.

Interested in how our care management programs help support members and lower costs? Contact us
Interested in how our care management programs help support members and lower costs?
 
Contact us

Health Advisor

Health Advisor helps make it easier for members with chronic conditions to make better care decisions that will improve outcomes and lower costs. The program provides highly individualized support, based on ongoing review and analysis of medical claims, lab and pharmacy data, demographic data, plan benefits and other data sources. This real-time view of the member powers the analytic engine to identify and prioritize individualized communications known as next best actions.

Stages of a patient's journey

Site of care recommendations for diagnostics and procedures Manage acute events Reduce ER utilization Health screenings and vaccinations Medication optimization
Site of care recommendations for diagnostics and procedures
Manage acute events
Reduce ER utilization
Health screenings and vaccinations
Medication optimization

Pharmacists are alerted when a member is at higher risk of a worsening condition. Pharmacists proactively engage with such members with the goal of prompting meaningful face-to-face conversations that explore the member’s entire situation to uncover adherence obstacles and follow up on therapy drop-offs. Then robust data is used at key points in the member’s experience to identify and activate messaging and connections using the right channel at the right time. Interventions are ongoing and pharmacists use notes from previous conversations to follow up and influence member behavior.

Health Advisor CVS Health Analytics, 2019. Based on a randomized controlled trial. Actual results may vary depending on benefit plan design, member demographics, programs implemented by the plan and other factors. Client-specific modeling available upon request.

15%
Improved behavior change
12%
Reduced preventable emergency room (ER) visits
8%
Reduced use of non-preferred or out-of-network sites of care
15%
Improved behavior change
12%
Reduced preventable emergency room (ER) visits
8%
Reduced use of non-preferred or out-of-network sites of care

Rare and Complex Nurse Care Management

Rare conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and Crohn’s disease, affect only 1 to 3 percent of members, but these individuals account for a disproportionate share of overall care costs. While the specialty medications used to treat rare conditions are costly, a substantial portion of the costs incurred reflect medical spend — for hospitalizations, ER visits and outpatient care.

These patients present a particular challenge to payors. Rare conditions are chronic and progressive. Comorbidities are common. Care regimens can be complicated — many of these patients see several specialists, manage multiple prescription therapies, and may be attempting to make recommended lifestyle or behavioral changes to better control their condition.

Rare and complex conditions are spiking your health care costsCVS Health Analytics, 2021. Data source is Accordant Data Warehouse, 2019 Client Program Value Outcomes. All data sharing complies with applicable law, our information firewall and any applicable contractual limitations. Actual results may vary depending on benefit plan design, member demographics, programs implemented by the plan and other factors. Client-specific modeling available upon request.

1 to 3% of your members with rare and complex conditions contribute a large amount to your total health care spend 7x more
than the average member
2.5x more
than those with a common chronic condition
16% 
of new autoimmune patients start at retail
97%
value choice in how they receive their medication

AccordantCare Rare

AccordantCare Rare has been proven to help reduce medical spend and improve quality of life for members with rare conditions by helping them avoid complications, costly ER visits and hospitalizations. It is a comprehensive, whole-person care management solution that focuses on high-touch and advanced care coordination. While supporting over 100,000 patients a year, we customize our approach to meet each population’s specific needs, coordinating care across the continuum, and ensuring members have continuous, wrap-around support.

Proven ResultsCVS Health Analytics, 2020. Based on Accordant client evaluations conducted in Q1‐Q2 2019, and Accordant Opportunity Analysis savings assumptions.

11%
estimated decrease in hospitalizations
>$2,100/year
estimated savings per engaged member per year
11%
estimated decrease in hospitalizations
>$2,100
estimated savings per engaged member per year

AccordantCare Rare has been providing support and care for patients with rare conditions for 25 years and has earned the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) accreditation in Population Health and Case Management.

AccordantCare Oncology

AccordantCare Oncology focuses on a significant contributor to cancer care costs by helping to improve clinical outcomes and control costs for members who are in active chemotherapy treatment and on select higher toxicity chemotherapy agents. Chemotherapy and its range of potential side effects can be particularly challenging for patients. AccordantCare Oncology proactively helps to mitigate risks to prevent or manage side effects. 

AccordantCare Oncology helps reduce ER use, hospitalizations

All cause ER rates
Per 1,000 member risk days, all cancer types

All cause admission rates
Per 1,000 member risk days, all cancer types

All cause ER rates
Per 1,000 member risk days, all cancer types

All cause admission rates
Per 1,000 member risk days, all cancer types

Quality Optimizer: Care Management Targeting Quality Measures

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) use rating systems to help consumers compare health services on quality and service. These systems provide benchmarks for plans to improve their performance and can strongly affect a plan’s overall success. Higher ratings relate to better service and quality of care while also deterring risk of sanctions or CMS penalties. A plan with a star rating of 4 or above, on a 5-star scale, also receives a quality bonus payment (QBP).https://www.cms.gov/medicarehealth-plansmedicareadvtgspecratestatsratebooks-and-supporting-data/2021

Star ratings, developed by CMS, and Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) measures, developed by NCQA, focus on quality determinants. These could include the management of chronic conditions; preventive care such as screenings, tests and vaccines as well as member experience and satisfaction.

Our care management solutions

influence 8 clinical quality metrics that account for

Checkmark 24% of the Part C star ratingCenters for Medicare & Medicaid Services Medicare 2020 Part C & D Star Rating Technical Notes.
Checkmark 36% of the Part D star ratingCenters for Medicare & Medicaid Services Medicare 2020 Part C & D Star Rating Technical Notes.

deliver results

Checkmark +2% annual increase in adherenceCVS Health Analytics, 2020. Adherence results are based on CVS Caremark data, measuring optimal adherence to Oral Antidiabetic, RAS Antagonists, and Statin Medications. Actual results may vary depending on benefit plan design, member demographics, programs implemented by the plan and other factors. Client‐specific modeling available upon request.
Checkmark 2-5%guaranteed improvement in Part C star measures***
Checkmark 5%increase in breast cancer screenings, diabetes eye exams, flu shotsCVS Health Enterprise Analytics, 2020.
24%
of the Part C star rating12
36%
of the Part D star rating13
+2%
annual increase in adherence14
2-5%
guaranteed improvement in Part C star measures***
5%
increase in breast cancer screenings, diabetes eye exams, flu shots15

CVS Health care management programs offer plans a configurable collection of services, initiatives and tools that can drive performance on quality measures. Our teams work with clients to learn about their goals and population and together can select the appropriate services to help reach performance goals, supporting their Medicare members whether they use CVS Health locations or not.

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* Guarantee based on return on investment (ROI) that is subject to terms and conditions. Participating non-CVS pharmacies may provide select CVS care management services. CVS Health, 2020. CVS Pharmacy locations and other participating retail network pharmacies capable of delivering Pharmacy Advisor interventions.

** Commercial member, uncontrolled A1C (A1c >= 7.1) and has high-value diabetes care gap (if necessary can specify med opt metformin/med opt insulin gaps). Fully compliant means that the member closes all open care gaps. CVS Health Analytics, 2020. Actual results may vary depending on benefit plan design, member demographics, programs implemented by the plan and other factors. Client-specific modeling available upon request.

*** Performance Guarantees subject to stipulations. May not be available in all states or for all lines of business; pending final legal review. Patients have the freedom to select the pharmacy of their choice. ScriptSync may not be covered by all insurance plans. Eligible prescriptions are 30-day medications taken on a regular basis. Excludes controlled substances and specialty medications. Drug costs may change when a prescription is transferred to a new pharmacy or changed from a 90-day prescription to a 30-day prescription. To align prescriptions on a 30-day cycle, one or more additional copays may be required by the patient’s plan. ScriptSync may not be covered by all insurance plans.

The source for data in this document is CVS Health Enterprise Analytics, unless otherwise noted.

Adherence results may vary based upon a variety of factors such as plan design, demographics and programs adopted by the plan. Client-specific modeling available upon request.

Savings will vary based upon a variety of factors including things such as plan design, demographics and programs implemented by the plan.

CVS Health uses and shares data as allowed by applicable law, and by our agreements and our information firewall.

CVS Health has extensive policies and procedures in place to ensure the appropriate handling of data. Employees with access to data are trained regarding the appropriate way to handle that data, which may include member PHI.

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