Lowering Prescription Drug Costs

February 22, 2017

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.