|JEFFERSON CITY - The ability to search for the cost of multiple drugs simultaneously and to specify a certain radius from a zip code in order locate them for purchase are two of the improvements that the Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS) plans for the state's MoRx website. These and other enhancements announced by Gov. Matt Blunt are expected to be completed by December.
These and other enhancements include providing the date the price information was reported, indicating if price match or senior discounts are available and listing discounted generics offered at select pharmacies. While available to anyone, the site is also a key component of the state's MoRx Plan.
"This site is a tool to help Missourians obtain the best local price for their prescriptions," DSS Director Deborah Scott said. "By making these enhancements, we are making sure consumers have an easy way to find their prescription drugs at a competitive price and close to home."
What is MoRX?
MoRx is Missouri's State Pharmacy Assistance Program. MoRx works with Medicare Part D to help defray the high cost of prescription drugs for qualifying members. It pays 50 percent of the out-of-pocket cost remaining after the member uses their Medicare Part D plan. MoRx enrollment is open year-round. There is no enrollment fee and once enrolled, members do not have to enroll again. The program currently provides prescription drug assistance to 180,000 members across thestate. MoRx began in 2006 and has added about 1,200 new members each month. Thus far in 2008, MoRx has paid more than four million claims totaling more than $8 million.
The MoRx application may be downloaded here.