Pharmacy Network


Ascend’s retail network offers more than 68,000 pharmacies nationwide including major chains, independent pharmacies, and CVS retail locations. Our PBM program combines one of the largest retail pharmacy chains in the nation, and our integrated pharmacy care structure, which enables us to capitalize upon multiple strengths, creating innovative solutions for access, clinical care and optimizing savings. Controlling costs remains a high priority for plans and managed networks offer incremental savings/preferential pricing and support existing management strategies without sacrificing quality. With a focus on reduced drug spend, increased GFR, and overall improvement in member satisfaction, our network options offer the following:

• 30 and 90-day strategies that reduce pharmacy redundancy, not access, and optimize savings for both maintenance and acute medications
• Out-of-pocket member cost savings
• Increased medication adherence
• Access to high-quality prescription providers
• Customized strategies to meet state and federal regulations
• Industry-leading compounding services to reduce opioid use
• Patient-centric specialty services

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