PharmaCare's three-year contract with BHCAG
calls for the PBM to provide a retail pharmacy network and to offer the coalition such services as online claims processing, mail-order and specialty pharmacy, and formulary management.
They conducted phone interviews with more than 1,400 randomly selected employees working for 15 different firms associated with BHCAG
For example, BHCAG
rates physician groups on two variables, awarding one to three stars (*) on quality and customer service as well as one to three dollar signs ($) on price.
People need to be able to purchase health care based on value, and the creation of a single, online tool that provides quality data and specific costs for procedures in one place is a step in the right direction," said Carolyn Pare, president and CEO of BHCAG
Under its three-year contract with BHCAG
PharmaCare is providing a retail pharmacy network as well as offering such services as online claims processing, mail-order and specialty pharmacy, and formulary management.
Prior to 1997, BHCAG
contracted with a single health plan to operate Choice Plus.
PharmaCare's proven performance and solid reputation, its responsiveness to BHCAG
's needs, its willingness to be innovative with our employers and competitive pricing were key factors in our choice," comments BHCAG
chief executive officer Carolyn Pare.
In mid-1995, the region's influential large-employer coalition, BHCAG
(Business Health Care Action Group) put its HMOs on notice.
The survey was supplemented with data obtained directly from employers aligned with BHCAG
The Bridges to Excellence effort in Minnesota is sponsored by BHCAG
, an employer-based coalition that includes public and private health care purchasers including 3M, Carlson Companies, General Electric, Honeywell, Medtronic, Northwest Service Cooperative, Resource Training & Solutions, State of Minnesota Department of Employee Relations, Target Corporation, U.
The inaugural BHCAG
Summit, Healthy Living Healthy Working - Employers Helping Employees to Better Health, will be held June 21, 2007 from 8:00 a.
The inaugural BHCAG
Employer Leadership Summit: Healthy Living and Healthy Working - Employers Helping Employees to Better Health will be held June 21, 2007 from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm at the Park Plaza Hotel Bloomington, Bloomington, Minn.