A Higher Standard

What We Learned from a Category Five Hurricane

In 2017, Hurricane Maria shook Puerto Rico. The storm damaged at least 70,000 homes, tested the island’s infrastructure, and took too many lives. As one of the leading PBMs serving health plans in Puerto Rico, Abarca knew that we had...

12-6-2018

What’s Next for Medication Reconciliation?

According to NCQA, 82% of all adults in the United States take at least one medication. Nearly one-third of that population takes five or more. Whether these medications are prescription, over the counter, or supplements, they need to be properly...

11-18-2018

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Abarca Presented at Forward Research & Innovation Summit

Last week, Abarca exhibited two posters at the 2018 Forward Research & Innovation Summit in San Juan. The presentations detailed some of Abarca’s most impactful patient initiatives, including their award-winning medication therapy management (MTM) program. The marquee event for science,...

11-13-2018

Preparing for 2020 Specialty Drug Spend

For most of us, the end of the year is a time of reflection. But it is also a time for thinking ahead and thinking anew. At Abarca, we very deliberately take the fourth quarter of the year to assess...

11-6-2018

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2018 AMCP NEXUS Recap

Last week, our team attended the 2018 AMCP NEXUS conference in Orlando to introduce industry leaders to Darwin, learn new strategies to make healthcare awesome, and celebrate our new partnership with PerformRx! From champagne toasts and fresh juices to demos...

10-26-2018

How to Win the Patient Trifecta

At Abarca, we believe that healthcare can be awesome—and we are in constant pursuit of new ways to make that possible. We are using innovative contracting agreements with pharmaceutical manufacturers to bring a new level of accountability to prescription benefits....

10-21-2018

Achieving the patient trifecta

Abarca stands against stigmatizing mental illness

One in five American adults and children will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. Sadly, however, the topic of mental health is often misunderstood, and the people who battle this disease too often feel stigmatized. Feeling stigmatized can...

10-8-2018

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A Better Way for Members

Why can’t healthcare be awesome? At Abarca, finding a way to improve the member experience isn’t something we strive for, it’s something we live for. Members see our dedication to delivering a better experience in our everyday interactions as well...

10-1-2018

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Abarca CTO Juan C. Ruiz Named Technology Awards Finalist

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Juan Carlos Ruiz, Abarca’s Chief Technology Officer, has been selected as a finalist for the South Florida Business Journal’s 2018 Technology Awards-CIO. Juan Carlos is one of only nine CIOs across both private and public companies...

9-17-2018

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The Leadership Journey

Building a different kind of company requires fostering a very different mindset among its leadership. To accomplish this, we at Abarca have developed a 12-week boot camp to train leaders of others in fundamental managerial skills and new thinking about...

8-27-2018

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