HARRISBURG, PA – Kepro announced today that it has acquired Health Information Designs (HID), a leading vendor of pharmacy administrative services in the U.S.
Founded in 1976, HID assists health care organizations to improve patient health while reducing costs through HID’s combination of clinical, professional and informational technology expertise in health care analytics and pharmacy support services.
“HID has a long history of successfully designing, implementing and operating sophisticated systems to support their public and commercial clients,” said KEPRO CEO Joseph A. Dougher. “Their portfolio of products and services in pharmacy management will enable KEPRO to offer further customization capabilities providing our clients the opportunity to design a suite of services specific to their needs and requirements for efficient and cost-effective care management.”
HID’s solutions strategically increase a plan’s control of the coverage determination process while ensuring therapy appropriateness. HID deepens the strength of coverage programs by maximizing efficiency, auditability, consistency and reducing administrative burdens. Improved health outcomes are delivered through HID’s expanded criteria sets, lower approval rates, improved data access, proven CMS compliance, and decreased ingredient cost.
KEPRO COO Meghan Harris said, “HID’s experience and reputation as a national leader in analytics and pharmacy management builds upon KEPRO’s suite of solutions to provide a comprehensive service list to deliver on their promise to transform the medical management arena through innovative, flexible and cost-effective offerings.”
HID currently provides clinical services to 39 clients in 31 states across the nation, serving more than 18 million covered lives. HID’s systems and services include the following areas: eClinical Solutions, Decision Support Systems, Prescription Drug Monitoring Solutions, Drug Utilization Review Solutions, Prior Authorization, and Preferred Drug List Solutions.
HID CEO Rob DiBenedetto stated, “Our goal at HID is to improve outcomes and reduce utilization costs for our clients. Through our partnership with KEPRO we have an opportunity to deliver a whole new, integrated approach to care management that allows our clients to select from a suite of services that run the gamut from physical, behavioral and now pharmacy care management.”
KEPRO, the nation’s largest CMS-designated quality improvement and care management organization, offers innovative and outcomes-focused solutions to reduce the utilization of health care resources and optimize the quality of care for public and commercial clients. Headquartered in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, KEPRO has 15 offices nationwide and serves more than 20 million members.
KEPRO, the nation’s largest CMS-designated quality improvement organization and care management organization, offers innovative and outcomes-focused solutions to reduce the utilization of health care resources and optimize the quality of care for public and commercial clients. KEPRO’s comprehensive, member-centric care management solutions go far beyond traditional utilization and case management by coordinating the care provided to members with acute, chronic and complex conditions across the continuum, and identifying members who are at the highest risk for future services, but have not yet had an acute event. Tailored programs maximize members’ quality of life, and realize greater cost savings for members and clients.
Headquartered in Pennsylvania, KEPRO also has offices in Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. KEPRO is URAC accredited in case management and health utilization management. We are also National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) certified.
Since 1985, KEPRO has helped more than 20 million members lead healthier lives through clinical expertise, integrity and compassion. KEPRO was founded by physicians and clinical expertise is at the core of our organization.