July 9, 2015

PerformRx Joins the Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health

Philadelphia, Pa. – PerformRx, a URAC-accredited, full-service pharmacy benefits manager (PBM) with industry-leading clinical programs and part of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies, announced today it has become a member of the Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health (GPBCH), the leading health care organization representing the employer community in Southeastern Pennsylvania, Delaware and Southern New Jersey.

GPBCH’s mission to improve the value of health benefits spending for employers aligns with PerformRx’s commitment to provide the most cost-effective and clinically-sound pharmacy benefits. PerformRx has joined GPBCH as an affiliate member, allowing it to work closely with GPBCH’s employer members to create custom PBM solutions to better serve the employer group market.

“Being headquartered in Philadelphia since 1999, we have deep roots in the Greater Philadelphia area and a strong understanding of the region’s employers and their needs,” said Mesfin Tegenu, M.S., R.Ph., president of PerformRx. “By becoming a member of GPBCH, we reaffirm our commitment to providing quality, cost-effective pharmaceutical services and optimal outcomes for our employer clients.”

GPBCH represents the employer community in working with health plans, health care providers and other system stakeholders, improving the value of health benefit spending for its members by advancing health care quality and safety and reducing health care costs. The coalition is committed to maintaining and improving the health and productivity of the region’s workforce and to ensuring that,  when health care is needed, it is accessible, affordable, high-quality and safe.

“By joining the Coalition, members are showing that they recognize the need for health care system reform and are willing to use their collective market power to make a difference in driving higher value health care,” said GPBCH president and CEO Neil Goldfarb.

GPBCH is one of more than 50 business coalitions that collaborate through the National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH), a national, non-profit membership organization of purchaser-led health care coalitions. In NBCH’s 2014 PBM Quality Assessment, PerformRx scored higher than all other surveyed companies in the “Efficiency & Appropriateness: Generic & Appropriate Drug Use” and “Outpatient Quality, Safety & Adherence” categories.

 

About PerformRx

PerformRx, LLC is a URAC-accredited, full-service pharmacy benefits manager (PBM) located in Philadelphia. The company maintains a clinical culture, providing cost-effective therapies and extensive evidence-based programs at an optimal cost to its clients since 1999. PerformRx’s best-in-class pharmacy benefits management services include formulary development, drug therapy management and rebate management, and access to a full-service specialty pharmacy, PerformSpecialty®. The company’s business segments include Medicaid, Medicare, commercial and employer group plans. For more information, visit www.performrx.com.

About AmeriHealth Caritas

AmeriHealth Caritas is one of the nation’s leaders in health care solutions for those most in need. AmeriHealth Caritas operates in 16 states and the District of Columbia and serves more than 6.6 million Medicaid, Medicare and CHIP members through its integrated managed care products, pharmaceutical benefit management services, behavioral health services and other administrative services. Headquartered in Philadelphia, AmeriHealth Caritas is a mission-driven organization with 30 years of experience serving low-income and chronically ill populations. For more information, visit www.amerihealthcaritas.com.