Trend in Focus: Pharmacy

Pharmacy has been a trend for a number of years — primarily because of the growth in spend and the increasing number of high-cost drugs that come onto the market. While drugs used to manage, treat and cure diseases are becoming more prevalent, they are often difficult to access due to their extremely high cost. This leaves many state programs navigating how to improve access within their existing budgets.

Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) are a valuable partner to states as they work to drive pharmacy costs down, manage utilization and ensure investments in pharmacy are promoting health outcomes. Watch Kevin Moore, former Vice President, Policy & Strategy, detail how UnitedHealthcare Community & State is continuing to advocate and innovate to increase utilization and improve pharmacy care access during COVID-19.

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