Eric Elliott, President and CEO at Prime Therapeutics, delivers keynote address at Therigy Specialty Pharmacy Leadership Congress

ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Eric Elliott, President and CEO at Prime Therapeutics, will be a keynote speaker at the 1st Annual Therigy Specialty Pharmacy Leadership Congress in Orlando, Florida, on October 25, 2012. Elliott's keynote, entitled "The Specialty Pharmacy Benefit – The Employer's Perspective," provides insight on how connectivity - between the patient, the health plan, the PBM, pharmaceutical manufacturers and retail pharmacies -- will be key to helping employer groups optimize patient health care outcomes while managing specialty medication costs.

"It is vital to have a clear view into all components of specialty drug management and to be able to manage the constantly moving parts that play into it. We need to connect to and coordinate with the health plan, the provider and the patient across the entire care continuum," states Elliott.  "In this way, we can close gaps in care that sometimes surface due to the complex nature of specialty management, and the fact that several doctors and specialists may be involved in the patient's overall care. This is the only way to optimize the patient's outcome, deliver a consistent experience and keep a lid on the total cost of care."

Elliott has more than 24 years of experience in the pharmacy industry, most recently at Prime Therapeutics, a leader in pharmacy benefit management, where he has been credited for the organization's rapid and significant growth in employees and revenues.  Under his leadership, Prime has secured relationships with three new Blue plans, expanding its member base by approximately five million.   With Elliott's strategic vision, Prime is helping lead the Blues in their preparedness efforts and the evolution of change that will come with health care reform. 

For more information about Eric Elliott or Prime Therapeutics, visit www.primetherapeutics.com.

About Therigy Corporation

Therigy is the healthcare industry's leading source of specialty pharmaceutical consulting, web products, and data analytics. Therigy, which has far-reaching knowledge in implementing specialty pharmacy solutions in the market, is now in the process of building a network of high performing pharmacies that use TherigySTM.com™ as the industry standard for improving therapy and enhancing lives. Therigy's seasoned experts provide hands on engagement and consulting services to assist organizations in operational evaluation, optimization, planning, and deployment of programs and processes for clinical and economic success.

About Prime Therapeutics

At Prime Therapeutics, people are at the center of all we do and every decision we make.  As a leader in pharmacy benefit management, Prime is dedicated to making it easier for our members to obtain more affordable medicines. We leverage our unique connections to deliver programs that lead to the best health outcomes.

Prime's integrated pharmacy benefit management services include claims processing, benefit plan design, network management, clinical program consultation, rebate management, formulary administration, mail-service pharmacy and specialty pharmacy. 

Headquartered in St. Paul, Minn., Prime Therapeutics serves nearly 20 million people and is collectively owned by 13 Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans, subsidiaries or affiliates of those Plans. Prime has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation by Inc. 5000 and as a most engaged workplace by Achievers.

For more information, visit www.primetherapeutics.com or follow @Prime_PBM on Twitter.

SOURCE Prime Therapeutics



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