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

Five Tips to Improve Your Medication Therapy Management Program

PerformRx has learned a great deal about medication therapy management (MTM) over the years. Since 2006, we have been providing MTM on behalf of our clients. We were one of the first PBMs to be URAC-accredited for Drug Therapy Management and The American Journal of Managed Care published an article about one of our... Read More

Why Are Foster Children Taking More Psychotropic Medication?

In 2009, after years of taking a cocktail of psychotropic drugs including escitalopram, lisdexamfetamine dimesylate and fluoxetine/olanzapine, Gabriel Meyers took his own life in his Florida foster home. He was 7 years old.Across the country, children living in foster care are given psychotropic medication at... Read More