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PerformRx Goes Behind the Scenes to Get a Better Picture of Patient Adherence

  • February 2015

By Lauren Flynn Kelly, Editor Drug Benefit News, January 24, 2014 Volume 15 Issue 2

Insurers, PBMs and pharmacies have myriad ways to make sure patients physically obtain their medications, from monitoring patients at the point of sale to automatic mail-order refills. But how can anyone be sure what happens once the patient is at home with that medication?

“That’s the piece that has always been missing in medication adherence,” observes Mesfin Tegenu, R.Ph., president of PerformRx, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies. And adherence is especially important for those “who are on multiple medications, who are confused about how many pills to take or when to take them,” he asserts. “So our goal is to see how we can help patients comply and how we can make sure that they take their medications.”

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