Partnership Focused on Boosting COVID-19 Vaccination Rate Among the Medicaid Population
(DAYTON, Ohio – June 10, 2021) – CareSource, a nationally recognized nonprofit health plan, announced Thursday they will team with CSS Health in order to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates for Medicaid members across Ohio to ensure all CareSource members have access to local pharmacist administered COVID-19 vaccinations.
“Pharmacists have played an instrumental role in providing COVID vaccinations. By offering our community pharmacy partners this MTM incentive opportunity to address patient questions and concerns we make it more convenient for our members to access the vaccine,” said Steve Ringel, CareSource Ohio Market President.
Working together, CareSource and CSS Health will provide a seamless platform for the pharmacist health plan connection. Helping provide patient accessibility to local pharmacists has provided a rapid increase in COVID-19 vaccination rates nationwide. CareSource and CSS Health will focus this effort on supporting and connecting with independent pharmacists across Ohio.
“Connecting pharmacists to health plans is essential to facilitate patient access to affordable and convenient vaccinations. At CSS Health, we are dedicated to building this connection in innovative ways and are so excited to partner with CareSource in the shared mission of pharmacist administered clinical care.” said Colleen Jones, Chief Operating Officer of CSSHealth Payer Services Unit.
About CSS Health
CSS Health provides a comprehensive Medication Therapy Management (MTM), adherence and compliance drug packaging solution for health plans, pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), pharmacies, facilities, and patients. Our dedicated leadership team has deep and broad experience in payer and pharmacy services. CSS Health brings together Clinical Support Services, a leader in MTM clinical software and services, and Medicine-On-Time, an innovator in multi-dose and single dose compliance packaging and prescription management software for more than 30 years, in an end-to-end medication management solution. For more information about CSS Health, please visit www.csshealth.com.