CHICAGO, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) has announced that it has partnered with prescription savings solutions provider ScriptSave to deploy innovative capabilities that can promote patient adherence.
The program is intended to help patients, whose insurance plans do not cover certain medications or who are uninsured, afford branded and generic prescribed medications. Patient savings can lead to improved patient satisfaction, adherence and outcomes.
This discount program can eliminate the need for patients to assemble, prepare and submit paperwork to be eligible for discount benefits. It can also improve efficiencies by reducing paper and the labor required to complete and process physical forms. It saves pharmacists the effort of reprocessing scripts to apply as well as saving patients any attendant processing times.
"According to a recent report from the Congressional Budget Office, more than 42 million people still do not have insurance coverage. And, those who do have insurance are finding that fewer and fewer of their medications are covered by their policies," said Scott Paul, ScriptSave's Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Sales. "As a result, reducing the cost of medications has become vitally important to enable consumers to afford their medications and follow their treatment plans."
"Through our partnership with Allscripts, providers will have the opportunity to pass along prescription discounts that may help patients more easily afford their medication which ultimately improves fill rates, adherence rates and overall health," Mr. Paul added.
ScriptSave's pharmacy network includes approximately 60,000 pharmacies nationwide, including retailers, warehouse, drug store chains, grocers, mass merchants and independent pharmacies. ScriptSave solutions, analytics and expertise help close gaps in coverage and care for insured, uninsured and underinsured consumers. From pharmacy loyalty cards to fully integrated benefit solutions, ScriptSave works to enable health plans, pharmacy chains and affinity groups improve health care.
Allscripts electronic prescribing is one of the most widely used electronic prescribing platforms in the U.S. Utilizing electronic prescribing can help improve the efficiency of the prescription process and provides tools to assist with medication compliance through patient adherence and patient assistance program capabilities. Importantly, electronic prescribing provides tools to help providers improve patient safety through automatic drug interaction checking and dosage, adverse reaction, and duplicate therapy checks.
"Adherence to medications prescribed plays a large part in positive patient outcomes," said Faisal Mushtaq, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Allscripts Payer and Life Sciences business unit. "Allscripts and ScriptSave have taken an important step to work to improve care by enabling this program and helping make the process more effective, efficient and responsive for patients."
Allscripts is a leader in providing solutions and programs that add additional value for clients by providing valuable content at the point of care. These products seamlessly supplement the EHR, improve the patient experience and save practices time and reduce costs.
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About ScriptSave For more than two decades, ScriptSave has been closing the gaps in healthcare and prescription coverage with innovative savings programs for the uninsured and under insured. ScriptSave solutions, analytics and unique expertise save patients money and increase medication adherence, while attracting and retaining loyal, profitable customers, members and patients for our clients. For more information, go to www.scriptsave.com.
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