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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — MMM Healthcare and PMC Medicare Choice on Friday announced that MMM and PMC members will continue to have access to the Walgreens pharmacy network. Walgreens and Express Scripts have reached an agreement specifically regarding these plans in Puerto Rico, according to a Walgreens spokesperson.
"We are extremely satisfied that Express Scripts, our pharmacy services administrator, and Walgreens were able to reach an agreement so that the MMM and PMC members can continue accessing Walgreens pharmacies," MMM and PMC president Orlando Gonzalez said. "Although we have an ample pharmacy network, our main interest is to ensure that our members have adequate and timely access to their medications on the Island or when they travel stateside."
"This contract will enable us to continue providing our convenient, accessible pharmacy services to the thousands of MMM and PMC members in Puerto Rico after Dec. 31, and is evidence of the commitment Walgreens has in working with our partners to continue serving our patients and customers," Walgreens president of pharmacy, health and wellness services Kermit Crawford said.
MMM Healthcare is one of the leading companies in the Medicare Advantage segment on the Island, with more than 153,000 covered lives and more than 8,000 providers. The company was the first plan authorized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to serve the Medicare Advantage market in Puerto Rico.
A sister plan to MMM, PMC Medicare Choice provides extended benefits to the Medicare population. Founded in 2004, PMC covers more than 47,000 lives through a broad network of more than 8,000 contracted primary care physicians, specialists, hospitals and other points of care across Puerto Rico.