What are Therapeutic Resource Centers and how do members benefit from them?
Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (Medco), the Foreign Service Benefit Plan’s prescription drug benefit manager, has created a clinical enhancement to help members stay healthier and safer. Medco specialist pharmacists are organized into eleven Therapeutic Resource Centers (TRCs), or specialized pharmacy practices. Each practice focuses on the care and treatment of FSBP members with a particular set of chronic or complex conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart conditions, high cholesterol, cancer, asthma, arthritis, mental wellness, and other chronic conditions. Just recently Medco added a Women’s Health TRC. To find out more, click on Women’s Health TRC. This advanced level of care is part of the FSBP prescription drug benefit, so there is no additional cost to members. Since specialist pharmacists are knowledgeable on new drug therapies, costs of medications and plan/co-payment design, they can counsel members and their physicians on more affordable—yet equally effective—t