MedVantx, McKesson Medical-Surgical Partner on Pharma Adherence Effort

The program uses ATM-like devices to create access to generic samples and help eliminate adherence gaps.

MedVantx, Inc. and McKesson Medical-Surgical Inc. today announced they have entered into a multi-year agreement to co-promote MedStart Connect.  McKesson Medical-Surgical will promote the MedVantx MedStart Connect program to its healthcare provider customers on an exclusive basis. McKesson is a leading distributor of medical supplies and equipment to physician practices, surgery centers, home care and extended care facilities.

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Calif. Healthcare Plan Selects McKesson VITAL Care Management

The system is designed to optimize care management through technology tools and nurse-directed activities.

Kern Health Systems, a managed care health plan based in Bakersfield, California, has selected McKesson to provide disease, chronic condition, and case management services to its members. With this agreement, thousands of people in Kern County will receive sophisticated care management programs and educational materials based on their individual health needs. McKesson VITAL Care Management’s customized programs and materials will help improve health outcomes through better coordination of care, and in turn help reduce the financial burden on the health care system. 

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Mckesson to Pay New York $64 Million in Medicaid Fraud Settlement

The company will pay restitution to the state as part of a $151 million multi-state settlement regarding over-billing accusations.

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced that the drug distribution company McKesson Corporation will pay $64 million in restitution to New York for over-billing the state's Medicaid program as part of a $151 million multi-state settlement. The settlement resolves charges that McKesson violated the New York State False Claims Act and the Federal False Claims Act, after the corporation reported inflated pricing information for over 1,400 brand name prescription medications, causing the state's Medicaid program to overpay for those drugs.

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McKesson Identifies Medication-Adherence Trends

The pharma company has outlined factors that manufacturers and packaging partners should be aware of to improve adherence.

New patient and prescriber research on medication adherence commissioned by McKesson identified seven emerging trends that can impact adherence-support programs. These trends confirm the need for comprehensive adherence solutions that include technology and personalized interactions to help physicians, pharmacists and manufacturers better address barriers that prevent patients from taking their medications as prescribed.

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McKesson Pharma Inventory System Helps Hospitals Curb Costs

The RightStock inventory management system is designed to help medical staff optimize treatment supplies, prevent stock-outs and minimize waste.

ATLANTA--Hospital pharmacies across the U.S. are transforming their operations using McKesson’s pharmacy automation solutions, including its new, one-of-a-kind RightStock inventory management feature. Exclusive to McKesson’s AcuDose-Rx medication dispensing cabinets, RightStock’s unique “set it and forget it” features optimize inventory for each cabinet automatically on a daily basis, preventing costly medication stock outs and minimizing waste.

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