A Higher Standard

A better way starts with us

THE CHALLENGE Abarca is a different kind of PBM and a different kind of company. Our organization was built upon six unique core values that guide every aspect of our business, from the solutions we offer to the way we...

2-12-2021

Abarca is a different kind of PBM and a different kind of company.

How Abarca approaches ePA and RTBTs

Beginning January 1, U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) mandated certain capabilities be available for Part D plans. Here’s what you need to know: Real-Time Benefit Tool (RTBT)1 What is RTBT? Often, a member is not aware if...

2-9-2021

How Abarca approaches ePA and RTBTs

What is a twindemic?

2020 brought a lot of firsts in healthcare and, as we enter into flu season amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are faced with the potential of another one: a twindemic. Here’s what you need to know: What is a...

2-1-2021

Abarca Health: What is a twindemic?

The Impact of Better Care

2020 was challenging year for people around the world. But, in times like these, our company has discovered that we can actually lift ourselves up by serving others in need. For the past few years, our company, Abarca, has had...

12-20-2020

Abarca Health: The Impact of Better Care

Marking Abarca’s fifteenth anniversary

Remember 2005? Nickelback and The Black Eyed Peas dominated the charts. We had only seen the first four Harry Potter films. Facebook had just been launched, but Twitter and Instagram did not exist. And no one had heard of a...

12-10-2020

Marking Abarca’s fifteenth anniversary

Rising drug costs fuel interest in value-based contracts

Prescription drugs are on their way to eating up the biggest slice of Puerto Rico’s $3.4 billion Medicaid budget. To head off rising costs, the island turned to what is still a relatively new trend in the pharmaceutical world —...

12-4-2020

RISING DRUG COSTS FUEL INTEREST IN VALUE-BASED CONTRACTS

Common conditions impacting Medicare beneficiaries

As of 2018, nearly 60 million Americans are enrolled in Medicare. Most beneficiaries are age 65 or older, but younger members can qualify if they have certain disabilities or end-stage renal disease. Given their age and pre-existing conditions, members of...

11-4-2020

Abarca Health: Common conditions impacting Medicare beneficiaries

Abarca Health: Prepared for a pandemic

THE CHALLENGE As a company with offices in Puerto Rico and South Florida, Abarca has navigated more than its fair share of unforeseen events. That’s why we’ve engrained a culture of preparedness within our organization, and built a foundation that...

10-29-2020

Abarca Health: Prepared for the pandemic

The meaning of love

We’ve heard it countless times: Healthcare is broken in the US. It costs too much; it is overly complex; and we are no healthier and we live no longer than people who live in other countries where it costs a...

10-26-2020

Abarca Health treats their people with love and care.