Total Health Medication Check-Up : Saving Money on Copays
At Total Health Pharmacists we are passionate about helping individuals and employees understand the ins and outs of their medication therapy. Medications are dangerous when not used appropriately, and can also can be very costly. The average person in the United States pays over $1000 per year on out-of-pocket prescription drug costs! This does not even include the exorbitant amount we are spending on herbals, with most having no solid clinical evidence for their use.
A recent survey showed that around one in five U.S. adults did not fill their prescription or skipped doses because of the costs of medicines in 2013. This means an individual went through the trouble to go to the doctor, wait in the waiting room, get examined, wait for a diagnosis, have a script written for them, but then decide NOT to fill that prescription!
What if you had a personal pharmacist on your side? They could help you look for cost savings opportunities by looking at your insurance carriers formulary, or recommending similar medications with a generic medication available in the same class. Imagine being able to securely contact your pharmacist through your smartphone while at your doctors office to determine if the medication that was just prescribed was the most cost effective. This would save you a tremendous amount of hassle of going to the pharmacy and finding out the “newest” and “greatest” medication that was just prescribed requires a prior authorization. Even with a prior authorization its not unlikely to see copays $50-$100 for a single month fill on a prescription. How would you feel if your personal pharmacist were to make a simple suggestion to switch to a medication that decreased your copay from $50 to $10! You could use the savings to take your family out to dinner, save for a vacation, or save for your children’s education! As a member of Total Health Pharmacists this could all be a reality. For more information contact us at email@example.com
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