Mesa Rx Launches Software Solution to Lower Drug Costs for Self-Insured Employers

Thursday, November 9, 2017 Drug News
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New solution challenges Pharmacy Benefit Managers by helping employers put common-sense savings plans in place

NEW YORK, Nov. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Mesa Rx, a pharmaceutical cost savings consultancy, announced today the launch

of their proprietary software solution that helps self-insured employers eliminate unnecessary drug spending. In beta, Mesa Rx's solution was able to identify up to 20% savings on the total purchase of drugs for several self-insured employers. Mesa Rx is critical now, as self-insured employers are not only suffering under the financial pressure of excessive drug costs, they are also disadvantaged because Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) do not always have fiduciary responsibility to hold down costs.

"We're protecting the interests of employers and their employees by making the purchase of drugs a more transparent and honest process," says Alex Schmelzer, Founder and CEO of Mesa Rx. "Since PBMs don't always accept fiduciary responsibility to hold down drug costs, we work to help ensure employers have common-sense plans in place to save on the medications their employees need."

By analyzing an employer's pharmaceutical claims data and leveraging deep industry knowledge, Mesa Rx identifies cheaper alternatives that are of minimal inconvenience to a patient's current regimen. Cost-saving opportunities include, for example, use of generic substitutions and over-the-counter equivalents, as well as changes to an employer's formulary selection and rebate structure. Mesa Rx also works with the employer's health plan and benefit consultant to implement and track these changes.

"We assumed simple saving solutions, such as a generic program, were in place with our current plan. Without Mesa Rx, we would not have realized the many cheaper drug alternatives that exist," said Elie Gordis, Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Ovation Travel Group, a nationwide travel management company. "By eliminating unnecessary drug spending, we're capturing savings that are being invested back into our business and workforce."   

About Mesa RxMesa Rx is a pharmaceutical cost savings consultancy that offers an innovative proprietary software solution to help self-insured employers address the financial pressure of rising drug costs. Mesa Rx's solution involves analyzing the employers' pharmacy claims data and leveraging its industry expertise to help put common-sense savings plans in place for self-insured employers. For more information visit: www.mesarxinnovations.com.

 

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