May 24, 2024
Payers | Tea Leaves
  • Express Scripts, one of the largest pharmacy benefit managers (PBM) in the country, has notched a major partnership with independent pharmacies amid contentious relations between the two industries. The Cigna-owned PBM unveiled a collaboration on Thursday with pharmacy network CPESN USA to coordinate care delivery for seniors on Medicare with hypertension and diabetes. CPESN’s independent pharmacies will also help identify at-risk patients and improve medication management. Express Scripts and CPESN plan to expand the partnership based on client feedback, said a spokesperson for Evernorth, Cigna’s health services business and the division that includes Express Scripts. Financial terms of the partnership were not disclosed. (Article here)