Express Scripts, 6 others receive PBM excellence awards

Seven healthcare organizations were recognized March 3 by the Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute for their efforts and contributions in the areas of care management strategies, cost containment, opioid management strategies and quality improvement.

Below are the recipients: 

Care management strategies winners: 

  • Benecard PBF, a prescription benefit facilitator, is being recognized for its BenePrecise Pharmacogenetics program, in which prescribers and pharmacists work together to identify high-risk drugs for patients and determine the safest, most effective treatment options.

  • Florida Alliance for Healthcare Value and Patient Advocate Foundation are being recognized for their employer-based benefit program that helps employees and their dependents navigate cancer treatment. 

Cost containment winners: 

  • Coriell Life Sciences is being recognized for its Enterprise PGx turn-key solution, which helped a teachers’ retirement system with pharmacogenomic testing and medication review.

  • PEEHIP-State of Alabama, a health insurance company, is being recognized for its benefit program strategy, which collaborated with vendors to reduce wasteful spending. 

Quality improvement winner: 

  • Midwest Business Group on Health, a nonprofit group of self-insured public and private employers, is being recognized for its commitment to equipping employers with education and resources to help manage their hemophilia spending. 

Opioid management strategies winner: 

  • Express Scripts is being recognized for its advanced opioid management solution, in which members are educated on opioid and opioid-adjacent therapy that addresses risks, safety tips and proper disposal of unused medication.

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