Pharmacist** identifies an equally effective option for 1/3 of original price.
Prescription pricing is just as hard to predict as any medical cost. It typically isn’t the main point of discussion when you and your doctor come up with a care plan especially because your health plan—not your doctor—is the determining factor when it comes to coverage and ultimate cost.
Patricia* experienced some serious sticker shock when she went to purchase her prescription inhaler and found out it would cost her $300 each time. After a brief moment of panic and mental budgeting, Patricia reminded herself that she had a lifeline in all of this. She went into MedSavvy, uploaded the prescription and started looking around for ways to save.
In MedSavvy, Patricia was able to see how pricing fluctuated by location and by mail order. She also asked a pharmacist if there were any other ways to save. After learning more about Patricia’s medical history and the need for an inhaler, our pharmacist found another inhaler option that would cost a third of the price—saving Patricia more than $200 per inhaler.
“I can’t believe how much I was going to pay for my inhaler. The crazy thing is that without MedSavvy, I would’ve just accepted it, but all it took was simply asking one of their pharmacists. They did all the work to save me hundreds of dollars!” - Patricia
Pharmacists are part of how we offer both patients and physicians a resource for identifying lower-cost alternatives that are safe and effective.
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:
Learn more about MedSavvy
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.
*Name has been changed to protect the identity of the patient.
**Pharmacy and pharmacist services are provided by JourniRx, Inc. (a licensed pharmacy).