Escalating drug costs are becoming the primary contributor to the overall rising
cost of healthcare. Many self-funded employer groups are responding by providing
managed pharmacy programs to their health plan participants. Pharmacy programs
can eliminate paper claim forms and employ technology for electronic pharmacy
Other available features may include:
A drug utilization review program that evaluates the patient's medication
history with each prescribed medication to ensure against potentially dangerous
Incentives that encourage the use of generic drugs where appropriate;
Agreements with participating pharmacies that offer insured groups the lowest
Claims summary reports that provide important analytical data.
Benefits to Pharmacists and Members
When a member presents a prescription at a participating pharmacy, the pharmacy
program computer network will instantly alert the pharmacist to the following:
Any potential harmful interaction of the medication about to be dispensed with
any other medication that the member may already be taking;
Whether this medication may duplicate another medication being taken;
Whether the prescribed dosage or strength is appropriate for the age of the
These features help save money and promote good health for group members.
Printable Pharmacy Drug Lists
Pharmacy Program Vendors
Please consult your benefit booklet or contact your employer group to determine
if you have access to a pharmacy program.
For More Information
Call Pharmacy Department: 501-378-3392