June 23, 2015

PerformRx Becomes a Member of the National Business Coalition on Health's National Health Leadership Council

Philadelphia, PA – PerformRx, a URAC-accredited, full-service pharmacy benefits manager (PBM) with industry-leading clinical programs and part of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies, announced today that it has become a member of the National Health Leadership Council (NHLC), a multi-stakeholder group established by the National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH). PerformRx’s NHLC membership follows its high scores in two significant categories during an NBCH PBM Quality Assessment survey.

The NHLC is a vehicle for high-level discussion of issues important to coalition members and other major parties in health care — purchasers, providers, insurers and suppliers. With members from all sectors of the industry, NHLC forums cover a broad range of current topics at two annual meetings involving senior executives of NHLC member organizations, NBCH coalition members and coalition employer members. By joining the NHLC, PerformRx strengthens its commitment to, and will help to shape the direction of, employer health care.

Earlier this year, NBCH announced the results of its 2014 PBM Quality Assessment, a survey that asked health plans and PBMs probing questions about how they manage critical PBM processes that ensure appropriate utilization, reduce and eliminate waste, ensure patient safety, and improve health and health care. In the assessment, PerformRx scored higher than all other surveyed companies in the “Efficiency & Appropriateness: Generic & Appropriate Drug Use” and “Outpatient Quality, Safety & Adherence” categories.

“As more employers begin to take their health care options into their own hands, they will want a pharmacy benefits manager that understands their needs, and PerformRx is ready to help,” said Mesfin Tegenu, M.S., R.Ph., president of PerformRx. “By becoming a member of NBCH, we reaffirm our commitment to providing quality, cost-effective pharmaceutical services and optimal outcomes for our employer clients across the country. We are proud to be recognized by NBCH for our work in providing superior pharmacy management services.”

“NBCH is committed to helping the health care purchaser community better understand PBMs' true value,” said Brian Klepper, NBCH CEO. “PerformRx's scores in our recent evaluation demonstrate their commitment to quality."

About NBCH

NBCH is a national, non-profit membership organization of purchaser-led health care coalitions. NBCH and its members are dedicated to value-based purchasing of health care services through the collective action of public and private purchasers. NBCH seeks to accelerate the nation's progress toward safe, efficient, high-quality health care and the improved health status of the American population.

About PerformRx, LLC

PerformRx, LLC, a full-service pharmacy benefit manager, is one of the nation’s leaders in providing an innovative and integrated technology-driven approach to results-focused pharmacy benefit management programs. PerformRx integrates health care data and utilizes a collaborative model of care to impact the overall health care dollar. Driven by the strength of its leaders and passion of its employees, PerformRx helps payers improve patient outcomes while achieving high quality. For more information, visit www.performrx.com.

About AmeriHealth Caritas

AmeriHealth Caritas is one of the nation’s leaders in health care solutions for those most in need. AmeriHealth Caritas operates in 16 states and the District of Columbia and serves more than 6.6 million Medicaid, Medicare and CHIP members through its integrated managed care products, pharmaceutical benefit management services, behavioral health services and other administrative services. Headquartered in Philadelphia, AmeriHealth Caritas is a mission-driven organization with 30 years of experience serving low-income and chronically ill populations. For more information, visit www.amerihealthcaritas.com.