December 21, 2015

PerformRx℠ Announces Industry Launch of Web-Based Pharmacy Prior Authorization Tool

Philadelphia, Pa. – PerformRx, a URAC-accredited, full-service pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) with industry-leading clinical programs and part of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies, today announced the industry-wide launch of its newest clinical technology, PerformPA®. PerformPA is a web-based tool that helps health care companies better manage their pharmacy prior authorization process. The application allows users to quickly and efficiently review prior authorization requests, coverage determinations and appeals.

PerformRx created the tool in 2009. A team of pharmacists and information technology experts collaborated to develop an application that was efficient and user-friendly. The product is currently being used by PerformRx as well as some of its commercial, Medicare and Medicaid health plans.

“PerformPA has been well received by our clients and we regularly get feedback about how easy it is to use,” said Mesfin Tegenu, president of PerformRx. “Our more than 17 years of experience in prior authorizations and government programs has allowed us to create and refine a tool that significantly streamlines the prior authorization process. We are pleased with the way the product has evolved and are excited to bring it to the market.” To learn more, visit


About PerformRx

PerformRx, LLC is a URAC-accredited, next generation pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) located in Philadelphia and part of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies. 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 benefit management services include formulary development, drug therapy management and rebate management, and a full-service specialty pharmacy, PerformSpecialty. The company’s business segments include Medicaid, Medicare, commercial and employer group plans. For more information, visit

About AmeriHealth Caritas

AmeriHealth Caritas is part of the Independence Health Group in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. AmeriHealth Caritas is one of the nation’s leaders in health care solutions for those most in need. Operating in 16 states and the District of Columbia, AmeriHealth Caritas serves more than 6.9 million Medicaid, Medicare and CHIP members through its integrated managed care products, pharmaceutical benefit management and specialty pharmacy services, behavioral health services and other administrative services. Headquartered in Philadelphia, AmeriHealth Caritas is a mission-driven organization with more than 30 years of experience serving low-income and chronically ill populations. For more information, visit