Pharmacy waives delivery fees
CVS Health has issued a statement that it is taking additional steps to address the coronavirus disease-19 outbreak and to protect patient access to medication.
Starting immediately, CVS Pharmacy will waive charges for home delivery of prescription medications.
Aetna, a CVS Health company, will now offer 90-day maintenance medication prescriptions for insured and Medicare members, and is working with state governments to make the same option available to Medicaid members where allowable. Self-funded plan sponsors also will be able to offer this option.
Aetna will waive early refill limits on 30-day prescription maintenance medications for all members with pharmacy benefits administered through CVS Caremark.
And, Caremark is working with all clients to waive early refill limits on 30-day prescription maintenance medications.
The fee waiver is in addition to Aetna’s ensurance that all diagnostic testing and telemedicine visits will be available with no co-pay.
Coronavirus info line launched
AdventHealth has launched a free phone service for Floridians who have questions about coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19), including the opportunity to speak with a nurse, as appropriate.
According to a March 20 news release, the AdventHealth Coronavirus Information Line, (877)-VIRUSHQ, is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
It serves as a one-stop shop to connect Floridians with resources, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Florida Department of Health.
The phone line is not intended to replace a physician-patient relationship. Nurses can answer general medical questions and will refer the caller to the appropriate next steps.
AdventHealth is hoping this service also will offload nonclinical call volumes from health care offices.
AdventHealth also has launched CoronavirusSignsAndSymptoms.com, so consumers can get answers to top COVID-19 questions.
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