Official Launch of Advanced Utilization Management Program

Emily Torgerson  •   March 31, 2021

The Cooperative’s new Advanced Utilization Management (UM) Program has officially launched! National CooperativeRx constantly monitors the pharmaceutical marketplace for new therapies in the pipeline. We have implemented our opt-in Advanced UM program to offer our member groups an opportunity to employ our recommendations on a quarterly basis to better adapt their plans to the rapidly changing market.

We are currently focusing on the management of the following categories, which were targeted based on product prices, potential impact, and recent marketplace changes:

  • Antiviral medications
  • Continuous blood glucose monitors
  • Digestive aids
  • Oral allergy immunotherapy
  • Oral migraine
  • Narcolepsy

If you are a Cooperative member currently enrolled in the UM program, you may click here for regular updates on what categories we are currently focusing on managing.

Our ongoing focus on thoughtful clinical management is one aspect that distinguishes the Cooperative from other pharmacy benefit manager arrangements. We believe our membership trend helps illustrate the success of our clinical approach and independent expertise, which we look to build upon with this program.

We are happy to report that the following are opted into our Advanced UM program for either a 4/1, 5/1, or 6/1 start date:

100 member groups

43% of participant lives

36% of total National CooperativeRx member groups

If you have any questions or would like to opt into the program, please contact your National CooperativeRx account executive.