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Stories 2018




Collaboration creates timely products for Medicare markets 

More than 50 Blue Plan reps attended unique Blue + Prime opportunity to co-create Medicare Part D programs that drive Star Ratings and annual bid strategies. More about this event

Prime expert discusses orphan disease treatments at Market Access Summit

Rae McMahan addressed critical cost and care challenges for payers and patients. More about the event

Prime sponsors Special Investigative Unit (SIU) Leadership Forum 

At a special session, clients learned about Prime’s new capabilities that use both medical and pharmacy data to detect and prevent fraud, waste and abuse (FWA). More about the event.

Prime pharmacist discusses new approaches to value assessment

With an eye on the timely topic of value-based drug pricing, the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) held its Summit 2018 in Washington, D.C. More about the event

On Veterans Day (and everyday) Prime wants you! 

Tim Herrlein, Army veteran and senior HR director, says veterans bring a lot of skills and experience to the workplace. More about Tim's experience

Particpating in National Prescription Drug Take
Back Day on Oct. 27

Prime’s decade-long focus leads the industry in addressing the opioid epidemic. More information

Prime awarded 2018 Employer of Excellence honor

Dakota-Scott Workforce Development Board recognizes Prime for attracting and retaining employees. More about the award

Prime pharmacist helps educate the next generation of pharmacists

Pat Gleason sat on a pharmacy perspectives panel that asked the question “Is the cure worth the cost? More about the event

Prime earns a top three spot on Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s 2018 Top 100 Private Companies List

Prime ranked third-largest in state by revenue. More about this award

Prime Insights is growing with Prime

Seventh annual Prime Insights conference brings Prime and our clients together with drug makers to discuss competitiveness and partnerships. More about Prime Insights

New tools, training help agents serve Prime’s members

Through active listening, agents learn more about a member’s situation, improve their care and their experience. Dustin Cheek, Prime Therapeutics vice president of contact center operations, talks about the program.

Medication adherence management featured at FAST Network event

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association’s FAST Network event focuses on government programs. Prime's presentation highlights

Safe medication disposal program expanded in Prime’s home state of Minnesota

The program now includes 22 kiosks in Minnesota, and more than 1,500 nationwide, as one way to combat the misuse and abuse of medications. More about the disposal program

FWA: Prime’s team is on the case

There are a few people who abuse the pharmacy system with schemes of fraud, waste and abuse (FWA). We go after them, reclaiming millions of dollars every year on behalf of members and payers. Here are their stories

Knowledge is the first step 

If you’re between the ages of 53 and 73, here’s a health screening test you might not know about: Hepatitis. Story

Prime Insights is growing with Prime

Seventh annual Prime Insights conference brings Prime and our clients together with drug makers to discuss competitiveness and partnerships. More about Prime Insights.

2017 Fraud, Waste and Abuse efforts saved plan sponsors $211 million  

Prime logged 107 pharmacy fraud actions in 2017. Prime works with plan sponsors to investigate cases of fraud, waste and abuse. Our unique business model makes a difference here, as well. See our infographic.

Experiencing the smaller world of managed care pharmacy: An interview with Sara Vande Walle

From entering a student P&T competition to researching hereditary angioedema, see why Sara Vande Walle, Prime’s current managed care resident, shows excitement for what’s next in her early career. Story