OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Nov. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- For the more than 1 million members with access to the Rx Savings Solutions desktop and mobile app, saving money on a medication can sometimes require a new prescription from their prescriber. They can now request and initiate this switch in a matter of seconds.
For members, the new Contact Prescriber feature automates the process of requesting the change to a lower-cost but therapeutically equivalent option, contacting their physician, and calling the new prescription in to the retail or mail-order pharmacy requested by the member.
Rx Savings Solutions, a leading transparency solution, arms health insurers and self-funded employers with options to drive down the most predictable and repeated spend in healthcare—pharmacy.
"We continually evaluate our user experience and try to remove any obstacle to saving money on prescriptions," says Michael Rea, founder and CEO of Rx Savings Solutions. "We understand that proactively alerting members to savings opportunities sometimes isn't enough. We wanted a fast and convenient way to accelerate the behavioral change and help members begin saving as soon as possible."
The Contact Prescriber feature is undergoing beta testing with select Rx Savings Solutions clients and will soon be available as an add-on for all groups.
When a registered member logs into Rx Savings Solutions, they can view all available Savings Alerts for their medications from a personal dashboard. If a savings suggestion requires a different prescription, the member can simply click "Contact my prescriber!" to put the following wheels in motion:
- The member's chosen pharmacy is contacted with the requested prescription change.
- The prescriber is contacted for authorization on the change, removing the burden and back-and-forth from the member.
- A follow-up email is sent to the member with the anticipated completion date.
- The member is notified when the new prescription is ready to be picked up.
"We're all consumers, and we all know the more legwork required to save money, the less inclined we are to follow through," says Shahryar Qadri, Rx Savings Solutions' chief technology officer. "Now, not only can our solution procure the savings, it can take the next steps on behalf of our members to put money back in their pockets faster."
Rx Savings Solutions' system is HIPAA security compliant. All interaction between the software platform and the employee is confidential. Rx Savings Solutions is without bias and delivers the most accurate, cost-effective data to subscribers based solely on the location and medication needs of each user.
About Rx Savings Solutions
Rx Savings Solutions offers an innovative, patented engagement software system empowering employers and employees to be educated consumers of healthcare. Founded and operated by a team of pharmacists and software engineers, Rx Savings Solutions supports a collaborative, cost-saving solution for purchasing prescription drugs. Using their clinical backgrounds, Rx Savings Solutions delivers proactive personalized recommendations on ways to optimize therapies to members, while achieving proven savings results for employers, employees and health plans. Located in Kansas City, Rx Savings Solutions serves self-insured businesses, employer groups, health plans and their members nationwide. For more information, visit rxsavingssolutions.com or follow them on LinkedIn and Twitter.
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