CVS Caremark

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As retail clinics expand, CVS targets population health

Long an established player within the retail market, CVS is now one of the biggest healthcare companies in the nation, according to the  New York Times. 

CVS expands retail health reach with purchase of Target's pharmacies, clinics

CVS Health Corp. will expand its reach in the retail health business by acquiring Target Corp.'s clinics and pharmacies for $1.9 billion, according to the  Wall Street Journal.

AHA15: Burwell, Bradley among big names who highlight trends and challenges at annual conference

Many of the biggest names in healthcare attended this week's American Hospital Association (AHA) annual meeting to talk about the accomplishments, political concerns and strategies to overcome...

Health insurers now cover most retail clinic visits

In the past, patients often paid out-of-pocket to visit retail health clinics, but many can now use their insurance coverage to pay for services. In fact, more than four in five visits to retail clinics operated by CVS and Walgreens are covered by insurance.

Benefits plans excluding more drugs as costs rise

Express Scripts, CVS Health and Medicaid rank among the prescription benefit managers banning specialty drugs from health plan coverage in an effort to keep costs down,  Bloomberg  reported.  

Top 10 insurers in the Part D arena: UnitedHealth at the top

UnitedHealth is top dog when it comes to Medicare Part D presence in the U.S. health insurance market, according to a new study from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Medicare Part D enrollment levels out

Enrollment in Medicare stand-alone prescription drug plans grew 3.8 percent year over year, although that represents a significant drop from the 14.7 percent increase between February 2012 and February 2013, according to newly released findings from Mark Farrah Associates.

Did CVS halt tobacco sales to join ACOs?

CVS Caremark's decision to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products could mean more partnerships between insurers and the pharmacy giant, reported Forbes.

CVS pays $4.25M over claims of failing to reimburse Medicaid

Caremark agreed to pay the federal government and five states $4.25 million to resolve allegations that it intentionally denied Medicaid claims for payment on behalf of beneficiaries covered by both Medicaid and private insurers.

Wal-Mart, CVS Caremark propose Medicaid drugs savings

A Medicaid reform commission in Alabama mulls whether turning the drug program over to big-box chains, such as Wal-Mart, will cut costs, The Anniston Star reported.