Proud to Continue Our Support of TRICARE

Apr 18, 2014

U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) awarded Express Scripts the TRICARE Pharmacy Program, Fourth Generation (TPharm4) contract – the Military Health Systems (MHS) pharmacy benefits program.

Today it was announced that the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) awarded Express Scripts the TRICARE Pharmacy Program, Fourth Generation (TPharm4) contract – the Military Health Systems (MHS) pharmacy benefits program.

Since 2003, Express Scripts has had the privilege of serving the pharmacy needs of those who protect us every day. Approximately 10 million beneficiaries – active duty, their families and military retirees – are covered under the TRICARE Pharmacy Program.

We do our job so that our men and women in uniform can focus on what’s most important.

Proven Pharmacy Results

The government’s decision to award Express Scripts this follow-on contract affirms our business model of aligning with the DoD’s commitment to control costs and improve health outcomes for millions of military members and their families.

Express Scripts has achieved beneficiary satisfaction ratings as high as 98.3% while consistently delivering significant savings for the DoD through cost-containment strategies such as increasing the use of home delivery, driving deeper retail network discounts and administering advanced clinical programs with specialist pharmacists.

Last year, the DoD Inspector General undertook an audit of the TRICARE mail order pharmacy (TMOP) program to assess its cost-effectiveness and overall success. The results showed TMOP was more affordable than retail pharmacies for the government and beneficiaries; it was safer than retail pharmacies; and it maintained a high level of beneficiary satisfaction.

Continuing the Mission

The seven-year contract will include administering a retail pharmacy network, operating the TRICARE Mail Order Pharmacy and providing specialty pharmacy services effective May 1, 2015. Express Scripts’ technical and administrative services will expand under the TPharm4 contract to include the Military Treatment Facilities and all military pharmacies worldwide.

We have a tremendous opportunity to bring forth new solutions that support the DoD’s strategic mission. As employees of Express Scripts, we’re proud to serve the men and women who protect our freedom every day, and we are exceptionally thankful to do so for another seven years.  

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