A Heightened Sense of Awareness

Recent extreme natural events, including destructive hurricanes in the southeast, unpredictable volcanic eruptions in Hawaii, and sweeping wildfires in the west, in addition to an unfortunate spike of mass shootings and terroristic activities, all have the ability to tremendously disrupt infrastructure and daily... Read More

Shaping CMS Policy

To shape CMS policy and provide the highest quality of service to clients and their members, the compliance team at PerformRxSM ― in collaboration with other internal business units ― continually monitors CMS policy and guidance through a variety of techniques.CMS’ annual Call Letter is the primary... Read More

Setting the Standard - Training, A Process and Product of Ongoing Improvements

Training, in its most basic form, is instruction related to a task. As an individual asked to perform a task, you ask yourself “What is the task?” “How and when do I do it?” “How will I be measured on my performance?” When it comes to service organizations like PerformRx, training and quality assurance are essential... Read More

Data Points or Patients - What is the Focus of Opioid Initiatives?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that there are 115 opioid-involved deaths every day in the United States.¹ In October 2017, the Trump Administration declared the nation’s opioid epidemic a national public health emergency. Over a considerable period of time, many individuals and... Read More

It's Not Too Late - Vaccinate

AmeriHealth Caritas and PerformRx shares what you need to know about the flu vaccine.Flu season shows no signs of abating. In fact, it’s reached widespread levels in 49 states and Puerto Rico according to the Centers for Disease Control. But this doesn’t mean it’s too late to protect yourself and your... Read More

PerformRx Announces First Winner of Annual President’s Award of Excellence

PerformRx has created a President’s Award of Excellence, which will be awarded to honor results-oriented employees who exhibit a high level of dedication to PerformRx and its mission, while also displaying strong leadership and commitment to community outreach initiatives.The award will be presented annually by... Read More

PerformRx associates provide fun and guidance to local area students

From left to right: Nick Ramsey, Calla Vodoor, John Barrett, & Carmen Blunt at the PerformRx booth On Friday March 4, four PerformRx associates gathered at the Community Partnership School (CPS) in Philadelphia. They were there to present careers in pharmacy, nursing, and other... Read More

How we Fixed our Pharmacy Prior Authorization Problem

It was in late 2008 when Mesfin Tegenu, President of PerformRx realized the problem wasn’t going away, it was growing. The prior authorization process at PerformRx used too many resources, and took too long. “We were tired of using multiple systems and slow processes to complete a single prior authorization,” said... Read More

The Top Three Prior Authorization Issues Plaguing PBMs and Plans

Processing pharmacy prior authorizations (PA) efficiently is a major hurdle for pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). An ineffective prior authorization program can prove costly on not only the formulary side, but on the administrative side as well. One of the main problems PBMs face are clunky and inefficient prior... Read More