30 Sep '16, 3pm

CVS is out and Walgreens is in for Tricare pharmacy network

CVS will leave the Tricare pharmacy network, replaced by drug giant Walgreens starting Dec. 1, the Defense Health Agency announced Friday. All CVS pharmacies, including those inside Target stores, will no longer be considered "in network," but Walgreens, a company that left Tricare in 2011 in a nasty dispute over drug discounts will return, according to DHA. Tricare officials said the network agreement reached with Walgreens will “provide better value and maintain convenient access for beneficiaries.” The network will have more than 57,000 locations, with 98 percent of Tricare beneficiaries living within 5 miles of a network store, officials said. Under the agreement, all prescriptions filled at a CVS store after Dec. 1 will be considered non-network prescriptions. Beneficiaries will have to pay the full cost of their medication up front and file a claim with Tricare for p...

Full article: http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/walgreens-joining-t...

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