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Ramsell partners with Alameda County to include pharmacy benefits management for behavioral health program

October 8, 2013
by Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
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Ramsell (Oakland, Calif.), a provider of innovative solutions for organizations that serve the underserved, has announced a new partnership with Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services to provide pharmacy benefits management services to more than 900 low-income mental health patients.

Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services (ACBHCS) provides mental health and substance abuse services through a comprehensive network of public and private partnerships. Ramsell will establish and oversee a county-wide network of almost 50 pharmacies to improve patient access to medication while managing claims adjudication, reimbursement and utilization reporting through its trademarked RamsellPBM solution.

“Providing a seamless pharmacy system that allows timely access to medications while managing costs has always been a top priority at Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services,” said Charles Raynor, senior clinical pharmacist and pharmacy operations lead at Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services. “Ramsell has dedicated the last 40 years to working with the underserved populations and is well acquainted with our needs. Partnering with Ramsell will allow ACBHCS to better reach our mission in maximizing the recovery and wellness of all eligible Alameda County residents experiencing a serious mental health, alcohol or drug concern.”

In addition to serving ACBHCS patients, Ramsell will continue managing the HealthPAC HIV drug program, providing pharmacy benefits management services and discounted medication through the federal 340B drug pricing program to approximately 700 low-income HIV/AIDS patients.