How We Think

What Amazon Can Really Deliver

The healthcare news has been abuzz with reports that Amazon, the company that upended the retail, publishing, movies, groceries, and countless other industries is now taking on the drug distribution channel. Think of the companies that Amazon has disrupted out of business (remember Borders?…

12-4-2017

Health Sector Alliance Launches Effort to Drive Patient Visits to Doctors

San Juan, Puerto Rico (November 13)– An unprecedented alliance comprised of multiple health insurers, service providers, industry associations and the government of Puerto Rico announced the start of an advertising, public relations and outreach campaign titled “Visit Your Doctor Today,” which…

11-28-2017

AMCP Nexus Recap

Last month, members of the Abarca team attended AMCP Nexus. We spent three exhilarating days meeting with attendees, conducting demos, and sharing the Abarca story with the best and brightest in the industry. Didn't have a chance to stop by our booth? Check out our video and photos from the…

11-17-2017

Keeping it Simple

At Abarca, we don’t believe in making simple things complicated. Here’s a perfect example: Consumers should be charged the lowest available cost for their medications. Although this may sound straightforward, somehow it is at the center of a heated debate. You may have seen one of the press…

10-27-2017

Carving Out Prescription Benefits

THE CHALLENGE A division of a Fortune 200 company relied on a respected health plan for both medical and pharmacy benefits for several years. But as the group grew and the cost of drug benefits increased, they considered contracting separately, or carving out, the pharmacy component of the…

10-13-2017

Abarca’s client Triple-S Advantage receives 5-stars in Part D

SAN JUAN, PR -- Triple-S Management Corporation (NYSE: GTS), a leading managed care company in Puerto Rico; today announced the star ratings for its Medicare Advantage plans from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for the payment year 2018. The purpose of this rating system is to…

10-13-2016

Abarca earns accreditation score of 100% from URAC

San Juan, PR – Abarca is proud to announce that it has been awarded URAC’s Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) Accreditation as of October 1, 2014. As a URAC-accredited organization, Abarca demonstrates a commitment to continuous improvement and quality healthcare in its PBM business. After…

9-30-2014

Abarca Expands the Rollout of RxTarget Quality Network

San Juan, PR - Abarca is pleased to announce the extended rollout of the RxTarget Quality Network, a specially selected network of quality pharmacy providers dedicated to using information technology to improve health outcomes in their communities. By partnering with Abarca, network pharmacies…

7-14-2014

Abarca awarded 1st place in Microsoft’s 2009 Tech Challenge Competition

San Juan, PR – Abarca was awarded 1st place in Microsoft’s 2009 Tech Challenge Competition for preparing a BI solution initially used at Pharmacy Insurance Corporation of America (PICA). Abarca’s BI solution was evaluated by a team of industry experts against a set of criteria that included…

4-13-2009