For any health plan, managing the cost impact of prescription drugs while ensuring members have the medications that are safe and effective is a significant challenge. Commonwealth Medicine offers state and federal agencies, managed care organizations and state purchasing groups a range of comprehensive prescription drug management services that can help with this challenge.
Our academic clinical pharmacy experts — renowned for clinical analytics across the country — provide solutions to improve efficiency in purchasing, design, management and delivery of pharmacy services.
With a blended team approach, we tap into pharmacy experts from Clinical Pharmacy Services and the Office of Clinical Affairs while collectively covering more than 6 million lives.
Clinical Pharmacy Services
With a team that includes more than 60 pharmacists, our Clinical Pharmacy Services division delivers customizable cost containment and disease management strategies that save clients money and support positive clinical outcomes. Our pharmacists are experts in many areas, including pharmacoeconomics, medication therapy management, preferred drug list development and prescriber education. Plus, we offer a leading managed care residency and fellowship program for pharmacy graduates.
Office of Clinical Affairs
We manage the pharmacy benefit for the Massachusetts Medicaid program, MassHealth. Through a number of services and strategies, including drug utilization review, program and benefit design, and quality improvement measures, we have helped the state avoid more than $1 billion in prescription drug costs during the past six years.