November 17, 2016

PerformRx℠ Receives Fourth Consecutive Pharmacy Benefit Management URAC Accreditation

Philadelphia, Pa. – PerformRx, a full-service pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) with industry-leading clinical programs and part of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies, announced today that it has again been awarded PBM accreditation from URAC, a Washington, D.C.-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. This fourth consecutive URAC PBM accreditation is in effect November 2016 to November 2019.

PerformRx helps its health plan customers, their participating providers, and their members use effective medication therapy to improve health and wellness. For more than 17 years, PerformRx’s focus has been on providing members with high-quality care and optimal service. The company is dedicated to innovation and providing the most efficacious outcomes. PerformRx was one of the nation’s first PBMs to achieve full accreditation beginning in 2007. 

”For 17 years, we have strived toward excellence in the pharmacy benefit management industry, with a strong focus on creating positive health outcomes for customers and members,” said Mesfin Tegenu, M.S., R.Ph., president of PerformRx. “Our URAC reaccreditation validates these efforts and reaffirms our status as a national leader in providing comprehensive and innovative pharmacy benefit management programs. I am proud of this accomplishment and of our associates, whose commitment to excellence helped make it possible.”

“PerformRx should be commended for meeting strict quality standards,” said URAC President and CEO Kylanne Green. “It is critically important for health care organizations to make a commitment to quality and accountability. URAC accreditation is a demonstration of that commitment and a symbol of excellence for organizations to showcase their validated commitment to quality and accountability.”

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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. PerformSpecialty® is PerformRx’s wholly-owned and integrated specialty pharmacy. 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 19 states and the District of Columbia, AmeriHealth Caritas serves more than 5.6 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