AmeriHealth Caritas Appoints Jim Gartner President of PerformRx

December 20, 2021 - Philadelphia, Pa.

Philadelphia, Pa.AmeriHealth CaritasSM, announced that it has appointed Jim Gartner as president of PerformRx, LLC, its URAC-accredited, full-service pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) with industry-leading clinical programs,

An accomplished and respected leader with more than 30 years of experience in pharmacy, the PBM industry and managed care, Gartner brings a track record of success in new business and product development. Most recently, he served as the Head of Business for IntegroRx LLC, an Ohio-based consultancy he built to provide strategic guidance to companies on a range of health care issues, including managed care, pharmacy, medication therapy management, and pharmacy benefit management.

Prior to that role, Gartner served as executive vice president of Clinical and Product Strategy for AssureCare, where he also led pharmacy solutions. He was also senior vice president of Pharmacy for CareSource.  He has held executive roles in other organizations, including UnitedHealth Group. He began his career in retail pharmacy, owning and operating three pharmacies and a home infusion business.

“PerformRx, which has been recognized for exceptional quality for over 20 years, requires an exceptional leader who truly understands the complexities of the pharmacy market,” said AmeriHealth Caritas Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Paul A. Tufano. “Jim has a remarkable background, with the leadership skills and drive for innovation that will ensure we continue to advance our business in the PBM space.”

“I am excited to join AmeriHealth Caritas at this unique moment in health care,” said Gartner. “The pandemic has brought about many changes in the industry as well as new opportunities. I look forward to guiding PerformRx through these challenges and working with its strong team to successfully engage the demands of this new environment.”

Gartner earned a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy at Ohio Northern University, and a Master of Business Administration from Cleveland State University. Later, he earned an executive certificate in artificial intelligence for transforming businesses from Northwestern University.