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Scripius and Avera collaborate to reduce prescription costs

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NEW YORK — Scripius, a Utah-based Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) service, and South Dakota-based Avera, announced that Scripius will serve as the PBM for approximately 80,000 Avera Health Plans members.

The cost of prescription medication is a key issue for healthcare consumers. This collaboration brings transparent pricing, superior customer service and cost management solutions to Avera Health Plans members.

“We believe a critical component of managing drug costs and improving patient outcomes includes helping our health plan clients develop customized prescription benefit program solutions,” said H. Eric Cannon, Scripius general manager. “Health plans want a transparent PBM so they can understand their actual drug costs. Scripius owns its network and rebate contracts and performs the work, we are truly transparent with our pricing and financial relationships.”

Scripius currently serves as the PBM for several health plans and healthcare systems across the U.S., including Intermountain Health and Select Health and will now serve nearly 2 million people. This continued growth represents a significant change in medication management and how pharmacy benefits are delivered, offering clear value and cost savings for employers and health plans.

“Our goal is to help make a positive impact on the lives and health of our members. This includes understanding the true cost of prescriptions so they can get the best pricing. This collaboration allows us to reduce costs for our members and employees, while providing them with in-network benefits at local pharmacies,” said David Lemperle, Avera Health Plans president and CEO. “We share a like-minded approach, and the coordination between healthcare delivery and prescription management is key to optimizing patient outcomes.”

Scripius will begin serving Avera members and employees effective January 1, 2025. For more information visit, Scripius.org and AveraHealthPlans.com.  


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