WellCare Extends Contract with RxAnte

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Managed care organization tackles quality improvement measures through medication management

Our continuation of work with RxAnte will help us build on a strong foundation for improving medication use among our members.

In an announcement made today, RxAnte, Inc. revealed it has extended its contract with WellCare Health Plans, Inc., a managed care organization headquartered in Tampa, Fla., for an additional three years. This extension developed from a one-year relationship in which RxAnte provided WellCare with strategic recommendations for an improved adherence strategy.

Under the newly-extended agreement, RxAnte will use its patent-pending health care analytics platform to obtain a further understanding of medication use among WellCare members. RxAnte and WellCare will use this information to make more informed decisions on the best way to address the unique needs of each patient. This targeted approach aims to help WellCare improve health care quality standards.

“Gaining insight into how our members take their medication equips us with valuable information,” said Laura Hungiville, WellCare’s Vice President and General Manager of Prescription Drug Plans and Specialty Pharmacy. “We now have data that puts us in a unique position to address medication adherence in a way that motivates behavior change and lowers costs. Our continuation of work with RxAnte will help us build on a strong foundation for improving medication use among our members.”

The RxAnte model for improving medication management is centered on actual, individual patient behavior. RxAnte employs technology to develop customized, data-driven plans to help each client achieve its goals. RxAnte uses predictive analytics to determine each patient’s likelihood of being adherent to specific medications or classes of medications. From this information, RxAnte recommends the most appropriate interventions based on available options.

“The intersection of technology and health care is becoming more prevalent every day,” said Josh Benner, President and CEO of RxAnte. “At RxAnte we analyze data through our lens of health care industry knowledge to create the best value for our clients and their members.

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About RxAnte
RxAnte is a health care improvement company that targets, manages and evaluates medication management programs to improve outcomes and lower costs. The company’s patent-pending predictive analytics and decision support solutions turn ordinary claims data into actionable insights and smart recommendations that help health care organizations and the populations they serve use medications more effectively, improve outcomes and save costs. For more information, please visit http://www.RxAnte.com.

About WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
WellCare Health Plans, Inc. provides managed care services targeted to government-sponsored health care programs, focusing on Medicaid and Medicare. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., WellCare offers a variety of health plans for families, children, and the aged, blind and disabled, as well as prescription drug plans. The company serves approximately 2.7 million members nationwide as of Dec. 31, 2012. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company's website at http://www.wellcare.com.

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