Pharmacists are a great healthcare resource. They have extensive knowledge about medications and can even help you find nonprescription (over-the-counter) treatments or a possible alternative to a medication you’re currently taking. They can also answer any questions that you may have regarding your medications.
Recently, a woman reached out to a pharmacist* through our “Help me save” feature. She was hoping to find a cheaper alternative to the medication she was taking for both her diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
The pharmacist was able to provide her with a list of significantly less costly diabetes medications that would still provide reduced risk of heart attack and stroke. The switch would allow the woman to save hundreds of dollars per fill.
Pharmacists are available to patients and physicians as a resource to assist in identifying lower cost alternatives and offering actionable recommendations for a resolution.
MedSavvy is a unique and innovative health benefit that helps Medicare Members save on medication costs, while improving health and therefore productivity. MedSavvy provides members with online access to medication costs, quality, and side effects in side-by-side comparisons. Additionally, our team of pharmacists* provide online consultations and grade medications using a rigorous evidence-based system. MedSavvy integrates with your existing pharmacy benefit plan as well, and the costs are customized to your health plan and location!
MedSavvy® grades how well drugs work.
If you would like additional information on MedSavvy:
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If you need help finding the right medication for you or want to see if there is an equally effective, cheaper alternative, you can always reach out to a MedSavvy pharmacist through our Ask A Pharmacist feature.
*Pharmacy and pharmacist services are provided by JourniRx, Inc. (a licensed pharmacy).