Lowering Prescription Drug Costs

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) is partnering with Rx Savings Solutions to provide Blue KC members with state-of-the art healthcare software to help them save money on prescription drugs.

Founded by pharmacist, Michael Rea, Rx Savings Solutions is revolutionizing healthcare by simplifying pharmacy.

A few years ago, Michael helped an employee of a local Kansas City company who was choosing between paying her rent and taking her diabetes and cholesterol medications.  It was a light bulb moment where he asked himself, “What if I could do this for more people.”  He founded Rx Savings Solutions and built software that accomplishes that goal.

The patented software is proven to help health plans eliminate complexity for members, change behavior and lower costs for everyone by analyzing pharmacy claims—clinically and financially—while proactively communicating with members on their own terms.

Located in Overland Park, Rx Savings Solutions provides an online tool that alerts members via text message or email when a savings opportunity exists for prescriptions accessible in their pharmacy network. This can be a combination of optimizing clinical therapies or finding lower pricing at local pharmacies. The tool will also display current savings and potential savings on a group and individual level.

“We chose Rx Savings Solutions for their leading-edge, innovative solution. The software will help lower costs for everyone involved,” said Danette Wilson, President and CEO of Blue KC. “With the help of this cutting-edge platform, we are providing new value for our members.”

Rx Savings Solutions is available to all Blue KC members as part of a comprehensive strategy to increase member awareness and understanding around medical costs.

4 Comments

  1. Chris on March 23, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    How do I use Rx savings Solutions?

    • BlueKC on March 24, 2017 at 8:03 am

      Hi Chris,
      To register for the Rx Savings Solutions notification you will need to login to MyBlueKC.com. After you login go to the Pharmacy section and click the Save on Prescriptions button this will take you to a page to sign up for email or text savings alerts.

  2. Greg on March 29, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    I already use a discount, automatic mail-order refill system that BC/BS recommended years ago……do I need to change this set-up?

    • BlueKC on March 30, 2017 at 3:04 pm

      You can and should continue to use the current mail-order refill you already have set-up. Rx Savings Solutions is a tool that will help you identify new savings opportunities on future medications.

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