MMM Healthcare, Inc. Implements a Pharmaceutical Prior Authorization Platform with Industry Leader Sanovia

Wednesday, April 7, 2010 Corporate News
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PHILADELPHIA and SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, April 6 Orlando Gonzalez, President of MMM Healthcare, Inc. (MMM), announced today the alliance with Sanovia, the industry leader in pharmacy utilization management solutions. "Sanovia has been selected to implement its PA-Logic(TM) pharmaceutical prior authorization platform at MMM," said Gonzalez. "With the advances and growth trends in high-cost specialty pharmaceuticals, healthcare is simply more expensive and more complex to manage," he added. "At MMM, our goal is to find innovative solutions to streamline that complexity, achieving evolving benchmarks and ultimately delivering a higher quality of care. PA-Logic(TM) is a solution that can easily adapt to reach those goals, meet our needs and evolve with us as the market changes. We are impressed with Sanovia's capabilities, particularly its ability to help us manage all pharmaceuticals whether they are delivered to our members at the pharmacy or their doctor's office," he concluded.

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PA-Logic(TM) gives MMM a comprehensive solution by automating the entire pharmaceutical prior authorization process, from the initial request to decision and notification. As part of its ongoing efforts to enhance the care options offered to their members, MMM will deploy Sanovia's web-based PA-Logic(TM) to automate pharmaceutical prior authorizations.

Through technology and based on the product's industry-leading benchmarks, MMM anticipates a greater ability to deliver stronger clinical outcomes to plan members through a reduction in excess spending on managed pharmaceuticals, faster turn-around time, and streamlined prior authorization processes through clinical decision protocols and workflow management. For patients, PA-Logic(TM) ensures that members receive the right drug, at the right time and at the right dose, while significantly reducing turn-around time and cost, and improving quality.

The selection reinforces Sanovia's leadership in delivering pharmaceutical utilization management solutions that help customers improve the quality of clinical decisions while driving down both administrative and pharmacy costs by automating the prior authorization process for high cost pharmaceuticals. "We are proud that MMM is joining our growing list of customers. MMM's selection of our PA-Logic(TM) pharmaceutical management product demonstrates their recognition that Sanovia's products will help to deliver on their goal of healthier members, while lowering both administrative and medical costs," said Robert E. Tremain, President and CEO of Sanovia.

About PA-Logic

Sanovia's PA-Logic(TM) is a web-based solution that automates the pharmaceutical prior authorization process. PA-Logic(TM) uses best-practice clinical guidelines to evaluate pharmaceutical requests, ensure adherence to benefit designs and enables appropriate decisions when requests are made. By combining automation with clinical best practices, PA-Logic(TM) gives its health plan and Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) customers greater control and consistency in decision making, while driving down administrative costs and drug spend. The system manages and automates the pharmacy review process on an electronic platform, which reduces slow and error-prone paper-based methods, speeds routing of information and accelerates decisions to help prevent treatment delays. Plans can also allow their participating providers to access the system from their offices via the Internet and submit requests electronically, thus eliminating the frustration of dealing with paper forms, phone calls, faxes and returns for incomplete information. The platform's letter writer and report generator functions automate workflow, produce real-time reports on pharmacy program operations and facilitate communications with patients and physicians.

About MMM

Established in 2001, MMM Healthcare, Inc. (MMM) is a health maintenance organization that provides Medicare Advantage health plans for the elderly and disabled population in Puerto Rico. It also offers special needs plans, which cover chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, pre-end stage renal diseases, congestive heart failure, and diabetes. MMM is a subsidiary of Aveta Inc. - one of the nation's largest healthcare management organizations. For more information, visit

About Aveta

One of the largest providers of managed healthcare services in the United States, Aveta Inc. is redefining healthcare management to meet the challenges of today's complex healthcare environment. Developing innovative models that coordinate care for approximately 227,000 Medicare beneficiaries and more than 342,000 commercial members, Aveta builds provider networks and Medicare Advantage programs that are sustainable, cost-effective and utilize advanced technologies. The company has its headquarters in Fort Lee, New Jersey, and currently has operating subsidiaries in California, Illinois, Arizona and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit or contact Angela Weyne at 201-969-2330.

About Sanovia Corporation

Sanovia is a leading provider of pharmacy utilization management solutions. Sanovia integrates smart business practices with automated decision making technology and best-practice clinical guidelines, delivering proven savings in administrative costs and pharmaceutical spending for managed care companies and PBMs.

Sanovia's portfolio of innovative products and services meet the increasing challenges of pharmaceutical administration, validation, documentation, utilization, cost and workflow management. Clients use Sanovia's "intelligent" clinical decision support products to balance pharmaceutical cost management with appropriateness of therapy and quality of care. Sanovia's customers collectively manage nearly 10,000,000 lives. With headquarters in Philadelphia, Sanovia is privately held and venture-backed, with no ownership by any pharmacy benefit manager, health plan or pharmaceutical manufacturer. For more information, visit

SOURCE Sanovia Corporation

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