Healthcare Industry News:  Premier healthcare alliance 

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 News Release - January 16, 2008

Hospitals, Healthcare Providers Will Save with New Premier Agreement for Medication Assistance Services

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Premier Purchasing Partners, LP, today announced a new pharmacy agreement for medication assistance (indigent drug recovery) has been awarded to Pharmacy Healthcare Solutions (PHS) of Addison, Texas, an AmerisourceBergen company.

The contract offers member pharmacies help in filing manufacturer claims for pharmaceuticals dispensed to uninsured or indigent patients using manufacturers’ medication assistance programs. These services can provide substantial savings to members who have never before considered filing claims due to time and resources. For members who do file indigent drug recovery claims using in-house personnel or another contractor, PHS may offer greater savings. PHS’s services are based on successful dollar recovery with a percentage revenue share.

The 36-month agreement, effective December 15, 2007, is available to Premier alliance pharmacy members in all classes of trade as well as 340B facilities.

About Premier Inc., 2006 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient

Serving 1,700 U.S. hospitals and more than 49,000 other healthcare sites, the Premier healthcare alliance is working to transform healthcare. Owned by non-profit hospitals, Premier operates one of the largest healthcare purchasing networks and the nation's largest comprehensive repository of hospital clinical and financial information. A subsidiary operates one of the nation's largest policy-holder owned, hospital professional liability risk-retention groups. Premier is also working with the United Kingdom's National Health Service North West region to implement a model pay-for-performance program, dubbed “Advancing Quality.” Headquartered in San Diego, Premier has offices in Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia, and Washington. For more information, visit Established to improve the health of communities, Premier and its members are transforming healthcare together.

Source: Premier Purchasing

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