Tool helps members compare prescription drug costs at point of service
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Millions of Humana members will now find it easier to compare the cost of prescription drugs and explore available alternatives. Humana (NYSE: HUM) has updated its industry-leading MyHumana Mobile app and mobile website to include prescription drug pricing. The Drug Pricing feature allows members to quickly determine the cost of their prescriptions, identify lower-cost alternatives and compare the costs of the prescription from multiple pharmacies and Humana’s RightSourceSM home delivery pharmacy and RightSource SpecialtySM pharmacy. The new drug-pricing feature bolsters Humana’s “Appy Award”-winning technology which improves members’ health and well-being and arms them with powerful tools at the point of service.
“Traditionally we have sent members messages after they purchased a prescription when a lower-cost alternative was available. Now, this price information can be looked up by members while at the doctor so that a lower-cost alternative can be considered before the prescription is written or to help the member find the best price for the prescription,” said William Fleming, vice president, Humana Pharmacy SolutionsSM (HPS). HPS, a division of Humana Inc., manages traditional pharmacy benefits with member-focused strategies to yield savings in pharmacy and total health expense. “This is just the first of what will be numerous deployments of functionality and transactions regarding prescriptions in the mobile space,” Fleming said.
The free MyHumana app and Humana’s mobile website, m.humana.com, also feature a mobile member information tool that shows users personalized details about their health plan on demand, including their Member ID card information. Humana’s health and well-being app allows members to check their medical and pharmacy claim status and details. Members are also able to search for health care providers to obtain provider credentials, affiliations, phone numbers, driving directions and maps. The mobile spending account viewer displays recent activity and current balance details for people using spending accounts, such as Health Savings Accounts.
MyHumana Mobile launched in March 2010 and continues to regularly add more personalized resources. MyHumana Mobile has a five-star rating in Apple’s App Store and can be downloaded for Apple’s iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. MyHumana Mobile is also available from the Android Market for phones running Google’s Android operating system. Members can also access prescription drug pricing and other relevant information by directing their mobile browser to m.humana.com.
About Humana Pharmacy Solutions
Humana Pharmacy Solutions (HPS) is the free-standing business unit within Humana Inc. that manages traditional pharmacy benefits with member-focused strategies to yield savings in pharmacy and total health expense. HPS manages prescription coverage for both individuals and employer groups for all Humana segments, as well as on a stand-alone basis for employers and 3rd party administrators. HPS operates prescription home delivery services for traditional mail order and specialty drugs, as well as research services. Members are provided access to the medicine they need while offered guidance on clinically proven, therapeutically equivalent treatments.
Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is a leading health care company that offers a wide range of insurance products and health and wellness services that incorporate an integrated approach to lifelong well-being. By leveraging the strengths of its core businesses, Humana believes it can better explore opportunities for existing and emerging adjacencies in health care that can further enhance wellness opportunities for the millions of people across the nation with whom the company has relationships.
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