Abarca Health: Meet Darwin’s new Drug Review Tool

With this solution, Abarca clients and Darwin™ users may access real-time information on drug maintenance and will have full visibility of ongoing medication changes to health plan formularies.

Meet Darwin’s new Drug Review Tool! With this solution, Abarca clients and Darwin™ users may access real-time information on drug maintenance and will have full visibility of ongoing medication changes to health plan formularies.

What were the challenges users were facing? 

Clients were experiencing a longer time period to complete the review process of formularies and the analysis of medication coverage due to having to use a manual on-demand Analytics report that when generated, provided the weekly medication updates from both Medi-Span and Formularies. 

What are some of the Pain Points we are addressing?

  • Avoid the weekly wait View formulary medication changes on a real-time, daily, weekly, you name it, basis.  
  • Ease of Access Access information with an easy-to-use tool and navigation system in Darwin™. 
  • Optimize Multiple Formulary Reviews Allow users to access and search by multiple Formularies instead of generating an Excel report for each Formulary straight in Darwin™.
  • Increase in Performance Too much data in an Excel report can generate errors and become non-responsive. An accessible and high software quality tool in Darwin™ minimizes that gap.
  • Reduce Cross-Page Navigation Provide users with a great variety of both Formulary and Medi-Span information all accessible within the same Tool. 

What innovative features are we adding?

  • Darwin™ users can now confirm and provide additional comments and reasons with our NEW Verified option to support formulary review decisions.
  • Refer or assign a drug change to another user with our NEW Assign To option.
  • Users will not only be able to visualize the medication updates but also use our Edit option to update any restrictions or indicators to the drug formulary in real-time.

What is next for this Tool?

  • Improvements in drug list usability navigation and access within the Tool.
  • Ability to add additional valuable functionalities to support clinical operation decisions across multiple formularies and lines of business.
  • Expansion of the Tool to also display details from relevant Medi-Span information updates such as the following:
    • New Generics
    • New GPIs and molecules
    • Expired and Inactive NDCs
    • Changes in Drug Codes and IDs

Reach out to your Client Advisor to learn how to start using this tool today!

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