UCHealth launches prescription pricing tool, allowing providers to check the prices individual patients might pay for their medications

DENVER, Colo., May 09, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — UCHealth today announces the launch of the only independent real-time benefit and cost transparency solution in the country across the health care system’s hospitals and clinics. SwiftRx® Direct™ helps physicians quickly and easily find affordable alternatives to more costly medications specific to a patient’s health needs and insurance benefits.

“Having prescription pricing information at physicians’ fingertips when we’re meeting with a patient is a huge step forward. This helps avoid the surprise a patient might have when they get to the pharmacy only to find out the medication prescribed is unreasonably expensive,” said UCHealth Chief Innovation Officer Richard Zane, M.D., who is also the professor and chair of emergency medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. “This tool helps providers know the costs ahead of time and discuss them with patients.”

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