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Mercyhealth Partners With Medicom Health to Lower Patient Prescription Costs

ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS— Medicom Health is pleased to announce that Mercyhealth has chosen to deploy their Rx Savings Assistant® solution across the health system as part of the provider’s ongoing commitment to improving medication adherence and reducing patient readmissions.

Medicom Health’s new Rx Savings Assistant® software is a simple way for hospital systems to instantly increase prescription fills by making them more affordable for more patients. This technology supplements other patient assistance programs and leverages their electronic medical record (EMR) investment.

The solution is a plug-in module for EMRs such as Epic. The technology listens for new prescriptions and searches external databases for matching discount offers from various partners and adds those brand name and generic savings offers into the patient records automatically. The discounts are easily available on the printed After-Visit Summary (AVS) paperwork handed to each qualified patient at discharge. Because the system runs invisibly behind the scenes, it does not alter physician workflow or influence prescribing patterns. As soon as this solution is turned on, every qualified patient is eligible for effortless access to discounts for any prescription.

“We are always looking for ways to improve access to affordable medications for our patients,” says Don Janczak , PharmD, MS, BCPS, CJCP,CPHQ, System Director of Pharmacy at Mercyhealth. “The rising out-of- pocket medication expenses for consumers has been shown to potentially reduce patient medication adherence, leading to poorer health outcomes. We are pleased to offer this service as another way to remove financial barriers to care and potentially reduce patient readmissions.”

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