SAN JUAN, PR - Abarca, a pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) that is disrupting the industry with an entirely new approach to technology and business practices and Molina Healthcare Puerto Rico, a locally operated subsidiary of Molina Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: MOH), announced today that they have entered into a two-year agreement to offer Medication Therapy Management (MTM) services to Molina’s Members. This service will be powered by Abarca’s Darwin RxTarget module, which will focus on key quality measures to improve access to preventive care.
“When it comes to helping Molina increase medication access and adherence for its members, we are All-In,” said Jason Borschow, president & CEO of Abarca. “RxTarget is just one of the advanced clinical modules that can be licensed individually from Darwin, our smarter PBM platform. By leveraging this industry-leading technology, and a strong collaboration with our partners, we are finding new, highly targeted, and effective approaches to improving health outcomes.”
The program will allow Molina’s members to comply with higher generic dispensing rates; increase adherence to formulary drugs; and improve medication adherence for people suffering from diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, and other chronic conditions. Additionally, the program includes targeted safeguards to reduce opioid overutilization.
“Molina is always exploring ways to improve the overall health and well-being of our members and this partnership allows us to accomplish that by increasing access to care and educating those we serve,” said Carlos A. Carrero, president of Molina Healthcare of Puerto Rico. “We are committed to improving the health of our members across the Island and are equally focused on ensuring each one has an appropriate care plan and the support they need to improve their health. We are thrilled to work alongside Abarca to empower our members with chronic conditions to feel comfortable managing their health.”
Darwin RxTarget is a predictive analytics tool that enables health plans to identify members that may need further intervention easily, and more efficiently focus their clinical strategies. This cloud-based application provides a customizable dashboard that incorporates Abarca’s proprietary clinical decision-making algorithms and a tailored view of beneficiaries and prescribers in real time.
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