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County of San Bernardino Department of Behavioral Health Selects Ramsell to Provide Pharmacy Benefit Management Services
Oakland, Calif., July 1, 2009 – Ramsell, a pharmacy benefit and information management company, today announced it was selected to provide services for the County of San Bernardino's Department of Behavioral Health (DBH).
DBH provides mental health treatment and services to County residents that promote prevention, intervention and recovery. Ramsell will administer the pharmacy benefits program for up to approximately 15,000 patients who are being treated by DBH physicians throughout San Bernardino county, but do not have insurance coverage of their own. Last year, DBH processed close to 39,000 medication claims for these patients.
In addition to providing traditional pharmacy benefit management services such as claims processing, medication dispensation and clinical support, Ramsell will provide data and management tools to improve efficiency at the point of care.
"At Ramsell, we have extensive experience in partnering with public health departments to deliver cost effective solutions and improve client outcomes," said Sophia Byndloss, President of Ramsell. "We are excited to be working with the County of San Bernardino to provide this critical service to uninsured patients."
The solution developed for San Bernardino is one of several offerings in Ramsell's pharmacy benefit management portfolio. The company has more than 15 years of experience in managing state drug assistance programs, including those in California, Washington, Texas and Colorado.
Ramsell, a subsidiary of Ramsell Holding Corporation, is a highly efficient pharmacy benefits manager and information management company that provides customized services for public health programs. Its proprietary software and healthcare expertise enables health care entities to make funds go further, thereby assuring that patients have access to the medications they need to survive and thrive. As an important part of the Ramsell family of businesses, Ramsell partially contributes to the infrastructure and costs of operating the Flowers Heritage Foundation, a non-profit group active in community service, education, prevention and the fight against HIV and AIDS. Ramsell is based in Oakland, California. More information is available at www.publichealthrx.com.