ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Local pharmacy benefits provider Express Scripts unveiled a new diabetes program that hopes to keep costs low and patients from missing their doses.
Express Scripts Chief Innovation Officer Dr. Glen Stettin says Express Scripts will set a price cap on a per-person level for employers, guaranteeing that if the cost of medication goes above that cap, Express Scripts will pay the employer back dollar-for-dollar. The goal of the program is to help patients adhere to their medication.
“It’s really a great solution for helping people get better results from their medicine and keeping the medicine more affordable,” Stettin says.
The new program will allow diabetes patients to get a 90 day supply of their medications from a network of preferred pharmacies. Clinical counseling will also be available.
Stettin says this program has “never been done before and it’s a holistic approach to [treating] diabetes.”
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