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Medco Health Solutions, Inc. was an American Pharmacy Benefits Management company which served more than 65 million people, before it was ultimately acquired by Express Scripts in April 2012. Medco provided pharmacy services for private and public employers, health plans, labor unions, government agencies, and individuals served by Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans. Medco was a member of the S&P 500 and ranked number 34 on the 2011 Fortune 500 list, with 2011 revenues of more than $70 billion. It earned the No. 1 ranking in the Healthcare: Pharmacy and Other Services category on Fortune magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies list for five consecutive years . Wikipedia.


Epstein R.S.,Medco Health Solutions
Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics | Year: 2010

Over the years, pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) have conducted and published peer-reviewed research covering a broad spectrum of activities ranging from studying the impact of alternative-benefit designs on outcomes to identifying the epidemiology of treated disease to understanding the impact of medication use on overall health-care costs. 1-4 It is the unique wired interactive role in the health-care system that enables PBMs to play an emerging role in evaluating the clinical utility of biomarkers. © 2010 American Society for clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.


Patent
Medco Health Solutions | Date: 2013-07-01

A system and method of distributing pharmaceutical prescriptions within a network of pharmacies based on the review of prescription claim data and patient medical state to enable stratification of patients, wherein each pharmacy within the network has been established to handle one or more particular patient medical states.


An automated system and method for emptying the contents of pharmaceutical containers. In an embodiment, a gripper unit receives and holds a pharmaceutical container. A cutter cuts the pharmaceutical container, and a rotating unit, operable with the gripper, rotates at least a portion of the gripper unit to empty the contents of the pharmaceutical container.


A healthcare risk index is generated using a patient or individuals medical claims. The index may be used to explain and predict variation in pharmacy-related costs and variation in total healthcare costs or utilization. In particular, one example of such a method involves first generating a medical condition score using the individuals medical information for each medical condition possessed by the individual. From there, each medical condition score is modified according to a regression coefficient, to result in one or more modified medical condition scores. Finally, the risk index may be generated by summing the medical condition scores. This risk index is indicative of at least one of the individuals medical costs, chronic medical conditions, and variation in medical costs.


Patent
Medco Health Solutions | Date: 2014-07-23

A system and method of distributing pharmaceutical prescriptions within a network of pharmacies based on the review of prescription claim data and patient medical state to enable stratification of patients, wherein each pharmacy within the network has been established to handle one or more particular patient medical states.

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