Trusted Health Plan (THP) selects Abarca Health to manage pharmacy benefits

The new partnership will leverage advanced technology, bold thinking, and a highly customized approach for D.C. Medicaid members.

Washington, DCTrusted Health Plan (THP), a Medicaid managed healthcare organization serving members in Washington, D.C., today announced it has entered into a new, multi-year partnership with Abarca to provide pharmacy benefit management (PBM) solutions driven by Abarca’s advanced, fully integrated technology platform, Darwin.

“At a time of industry consolidation and corporate takeovers, when PBMs are getting bigger and less flexible, we wanted to work with one that was focused on the needs of our plan and the DC Medicaid community,” said Thomas Duncan, THP’s Chief Executive Officer. “We were looking for a true partner — not a vendor – that would offer a higher level of innovation and customization than anyone else, and that is what we found in Abarca.”

Abarca’s technology platform, Darwin, is cloud-based, mobile ready, and integrates claims processing, pharmacy network, prior authorizations, clinical programs, Medicaid compliance, and other critical work streams into a single, fast, seamless interface. Abarca’s member portal will provide THP members with access to their benefits, claims history, and other information on a platform that is as easy to navigate as any popular online consumer site.

“Although we deliver the industry’s most advanced technology and clinical services, for us, it is all about the people,” said Jason Borschow, Abarca’s Chief Executive Officer. “Relationships between plans, members, and PBMs need to be based on trust, transparency, and delivering on promises. We are excited to work with THP because we view the world the same way.”

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