Why You Should Outsource Your Health Plan Headaches
Benjamin Franklin once said nothing in this world is certain except death and taxes. In twenty-first century America, this quote could be updated with a refrain: Nothing is certain except death, taxes, and the labyrinthine nature of our healthcare system.
Right now, the United States is in a state of flux when it comes to health care compliance. As lawmakers move towards different ends of the spectrum when it comes to how health care should be managed in this country, and by whom, health plans are often left to muddle through endlessly complex and quickly-changing rules and regulations. Changes occur so quickly in the health care space that it can seem like the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are throwing out new regulations by the day. How can health plans keep up with the pace while also focusing on their clients’ needs and meeting their bottom line?
The answer is simple: by partnering with Tier 1 Pharmacy Consulting, health plans free up hours in their workday and save their employees time and countless headaches. CMS audits, guidelines, regulations, and changes to all of the above can be confusing. Outsource the work to us and your health plans will never have to worry about important business decisions falling through the cracks – possibly costing thousands of dollars and years of scrutiny.
Pharmacy Benefits Don’t Have To Be Complicated
At Tier 1, our goal is simple: Offer our health plan customers strategic, cost-saving solutions that boost the plan’s overall value and help its members by proving high-quality care. The way we go above and beyond that goal is just as simple: We offer a full suite of services designed specifically to save health plans both time and money.
Is your health plan well-versed on CMS’s 2019 update to the agency’s audit program? Every year, the CMS conducts thousands of audits, from BID audits to Formulary Administration audits, Transition Monitoring Program analysis, Data Validation audits and more. For some health plans, it would take a year just to work through the 2019 update, let alone take measures to prepare for the audits that may come along at any time. Tier 1 helps hundreds of plans a year by taking the grunt-work out of audit preparation: by outsourcing audit woes to Tier 1, health plans not only save time and money, but also greatly reduce their chances of paying fines due to accidental oversight.
Audits are just one example of what Tier 1 can offer health plans to make their schedules lighter and more able to innovate in other ways. We also help health plans to get answers to compliance questions more efficiently by acting as a liaison between them and pharmacy benefit managers. If your health plan has ever had questions about something as deceptively simple as website management or as straightforwardly complex as finding a new pharmacy benefit manager altogether, let Tier 1 help: we have the expertise and the insight needed to help health plans and PBMs get on the same page fast.
Reach Out Now and See What’s Possible
What would your health plan do if they didn’t have to worry about the endless complexities of CMS rules and PBM issues? It’s time to start thinking big. Hire Tier 1 Pharmacy Consulting today and start to see what’s possible for the future of your health plan.
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About Tier 1
Tier 1 Pharmacy Consulting is a Denver, Colorado-based pharmacy benefit consulting firm offering customized services to healthcare plans that offer prescription drug benefits. Whether your health plan is big or small, Tier 1 offers strategic, cost-saving solutions that boost the plan’s overall value and help its members by providing high quality care.
Tier 1’s founder is a clinical pharmacist with more than a decade of experience in pharmacy benefit management. We are passionate about collaborating and developing effective strategies to improve health plan outcomes.
Tier 1 offers health plans a new perspective on how to manage their pharmacy benefit. Our team is made up of experts who strive to make effective plans even stronger and fill in any gaps due to a lack of time or resources.