Whole Health Rx analytics can identify the following outlier prescribing patterns:

  • Inappropriate medication dosing (maximum and minimum)
  • Polypharmacy utilization—too many forms of medication used by a patient as a result of duplicate therapy and multiple prescribers
  • Inappropriate use of medications
  • Failure of patients to fill their prescriptions in a timely fashion

“Our communication strategy provides outreach in many different ways - face-to-face, virtual consultations or by telephone, email, fax or mail,” said Gary Henschen, M.D., chief medical officer, Magellan Behavioral Health. “Our proprietary clinical protocols were developed by our multi-disciplinary Magellan Clinical Excellence Committee using the latest literature and best practice experience. The Committee consists of a wide range of specialties, including adult psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, internal medicine, cardiology and clinical pharmacy practice. Through targeted interventions and education, we can improve prescribing practices, clinical outcomes, and member safety, as well as reduce cost and provide significant return on investment to our customers.”

For more information on Whole Health Rx, please contact Melissa Lamer at mlamer@magellanhealth.com, or via phone at (602) 284-9428.

About Magellan Health Services

Headquartered in Avon, Conn., Magellan Health Services Inc. is a leading specialty health care management organization with expertise in managing behavioral health, radiology and specialty pharmaceuticals, as well as public sector pharmacy benefits programs. Magellan delivers innovative solutions to improve quality outcomes and optimize the cost of care for those we serve. As of December 31, 2012, Magellan’s customers include health plans, employers and government agencies, serving approximately 33.8 million members in our behavioral health business, 17.2 million members in our radiology benefits management segment, and 8 million members in our medical pharmacy management product. In addition, the specialty pharmaceutical segment served 41 health plans and employers, and several pharmaceutical manufacturers and state Medicaid programs. The company’s Medicaid Administration segment served 24 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit www.MagellanHealth.com.

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