Prime Launches Medical Benefit Management Tool MedSelect

While a variety of strategies are available to manage specialty drugs in the pharmacy benefit, that’s not traditionally been the case with drugs that fall under the medical benefit. Prime Therapeutics LLC is adding to its offerings for medical benefit management with MedSelect, its newly launched national medical drug management list.

Prime has populated MedSelect with therapies based on their clinical efficacy and/or superiority and cost- effectiveness. It combines utilization management and site-of-care strategies to produce savings and appropriate drug use. The company says it expects the list will help Blues plans achieve a 4% to 7% reduction in medical drug costs.

Angela Maas

Angela has an extensive background of editing, reporting and writing for trade and consumer publications. She has written Radar on Specialty Pharmacy (formerly called Specialty Pharmacy News) since she joined AIS Health in 2005 and has broad knowledge of the various issues at play within the space. Before joining AIS Health, she was managing editor at Employee Benefit News and Employee Benefit News Canada and managing editor at HemAware (a hemophilia publication), Lupus Living and Momentum (a multiple sclerosis publication). She has a B.A. in English and an M.A. in British literature from Arizona State University.

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