What prescription services does Merck-Medco provide?


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Express Scripts, formerly known as Medco Health Solutions and Merck-Medco, provides online ordering, refills, renewals, home delivery and price comparisons of prescription medications, notes Express Scripts. The company provides these services to members online at Express-Scripts.com or through its mobile application. Express Scripts officially acquired Medco Health Solutions for $29.1 billion in 2012, notes the Los Angeles Times.

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One service offered by Express Scripts is a medication price and coverage comparison tool. To view pricing information on a specific medication, log into the online account and choose Price a Medication from the Manage Prescriptions menu, states Express Scripts. Enter the medication's name, and follow the instructions. Express Scripts displays the cost and coverage information specific to an individual member's plan.

Another service is prescription medication home delivery, notes Express Scripts. Members can choose to have their medications sent directly to their home, rather than picking them up at a retail pharmacy. They can also transfer any medications that were previously obtained at stores to the home delivery service, using their online accounts.

Patients can become members through their employers, individual health care plans or from Medicare Part B, states Express Scripts. Once a member, patients receive Member ID numbers, which they use to register online. Once registered, patients can review their specific benefits with Express Scripts by choosing Benefit Highlights from the menu. Available information includes the copay, available day's supply and deductible.

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