New Network Option Offers Convenient Access to Nearly 20,000 Participating Retail Pharmacies Nationwide
IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Prescription Solutions, a leading pharmacy benefits management (PBM) organization and an Optum company, announced its new pharmacy “Value Network” designed to give clients additional options for reducing their prescription drug costs.
The Value Network includes about 20,000 pharmacies across the United States and is available now to clients of any size, including employers, unions, public agencies and coalitions. Smaller pharmacy networks help provide greater market share for participating pharmacies while reducing pharmacy benefit costs for clients, all while offering consumers convenient, local access to pharmacies and the potential to help their employers save money.
“More than a third of our clients are asking for a network that will help them keep rising pharmacy costs in check and make health care more affordable for them, and our Value Network does just that through lower fees and better discounts,” said Angelo Giambrone, Pharm.D., senior vice president for Industry & Network Relations at Prescription Solutions.
Pharmacies in the Prescription Solutions Value Network are close to home or work for most people.
- In urban areas, more than 90 percent of the U.S. population lives within four miles of at least one Value Network pharmacy.
- In suburban areas, more than 90 percent of the U.S. population lives within eight miles of at least one Value Network pharmacy.
- In rural areas, more than 70 percent of the U.S. population lives within 15 miles of at least one Value Network pharmacy.
Members can locate a Value Network pharmacy near them by using the Prescription Solutions online pharmacy locator tool at www.prescriptionsolutions.com.
The Value Network is just one of many innovative programs and services offered by Prescription Solutions that help make the health care system more affordable and efficient for consumers, payers and health care professionals. These offerings include the new online Prior Authorization service for prescribers, the online Pharmacy Benefit Advisor program for payers, and the mobile Prescription Solutions website and prescription text reminder service for consumers.
About Prescription Solutions
Prescription Solutions is an innovative pharmacy benefit management company managing the prescription drug benefit of commercial, Medicare and other governmental health plans, as well as those of employers and unions. A UnitedHealth Group company, Prescription Solutions serves customers through a national network of 64,000 community pharmacies and state-of-the-art mail service pharmacies in Carlsbad, Calif., and Overland Park, Kan., both of which have earned the prestigious Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites™ (VIPPS®) accreditation by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®). Prescription Solutions also won a Platinum Award for URAC’s Best Practices for Consumer Empowerment and Protection Awards for the Multiple Sclerosis Disease Therapy Management Program (2010); and two Silver Awards: the Drug Interaction Alert Program (2009) and Geriatric RxMonitor Program (2008), Additional information can be found at www.prescriptionsolutions.com.
Optum is an information and technology-enabled health services business platform serving the broad health care marketplace, including care providers, plan sponsors, life sciences companies and consumers. Its business units – OptumInsight, OptumHealth and OptumRx – employ more than 30,000 people worldwide.
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