Allina Health clinics offers doctors tool to help patients with prescription costs

[Press & News, Oct. 10, 2019] Allina Health clinics, including the Maple Grove clinic, have implemented a new program to help out its patients to avoid “sticker shock” at the pharmacy.

It has been reported that patients leave hundreds of thousands of prescriptions at pharmacies every year, often because they are too expensive, which means putting their own health at risk and increasing health care costs down the road.

The new program allows doctors to provide real-time prescription pricing information from within the patients electronic medical record. It shows the doctor how much the patient will pay for a prescription, based on the specific insurance coverage and the pharmacy. The tool also allows the doctor to find more affordable alternatives whenever possible. Read the full story online at www.hometownsource.com/press_and_news.

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