2019

Joe Stallings Named Chief Culture & Talent Acquisition Officer

MORRISVILLE, NC—TrialCard Incorporated, an industry leader in access, affordability, adherence, and engagement solutions for patients and healthcare providers, today announced the promotion of Joe Stallings to Chief Culture and Talent Acquisition Officer. Stallings, who joined TrialCard in May 2018, previously held the title of Senior Vice President of Professional Development and Talent Acquisition. Mr. Stallings has over 25 years of experience in the Human Capital Management field and has brought a high level of expertise and passion to TrialCard. Prior to joining TrialCard, he served as President and COO of Computer Technologies Consultants, Inc., in McLean, VA. Mr. Stallings [...]

2019-07-30T11:08:30-04:00July 30th, 2019|

TrialCard Announces Appointment of Karen Russell as CFO

MORRISVILLE, NC—TrialCard Incorporated, an industry leader in access, affordability, adherence, and engagement solutions for patients and healthcare providers, today announced the appointment of Karen L. Russell as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective immediately. Ms. Russell will assume the role from Interim CFO Mark Bogovich. Ms. Russell brings to TrialCard more than 20 years of experience in global finance and possesses an extensive background in leadership, strategic planning, business operations, change management, and system deployment.  She most recently served as CFO for Evidera, a business unit within Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD). Prior to that, she enjoyed a long and distinguished career in [...]

2019-07-18T01:52:00-04:00July 16th, 2019|

The Role of Hub Services in an Era of Drug Price Transparency, Value-Based Care, and Consumerism

Pharmaceutical manufacturer hub programs have, for many years, played a vital role in getting patients access to life-saving and life-altering medications. There is no question the value of these programs remains high, but there are emerging market dynamics that will require hub programs to evolve to continue meeting the needs of patients and healthcare providers. Drug price transparency is one of the hottest topics in the healthcare industry. In November 2018, CMS proposed a new rule focused on modernizing Part D and Medicare Advantage in order to lower drug prices and patient out-of-pocket expenses. One aspect of the proposed [...]

2019-04-23T15:47:15-04:00April 18th, 2019|

TrialCard Announces ISO/IEC 27001 Certification

MORRISVILLE, NC—TrialCard Incorporated, a leader in access, affordability, adherence, and engagement solutions for patients and healthcare providers, today announced that it has received ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification for its Information Security Management System (ISMS). ISO/IEC 27001:2013 is an ISMS standard published in October 2013 by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). A-lign, an independent, third-party auditor, found TrialCard to have technical controls in place and formalized IT Security policies and procedures. A-lign is an ISO/IEC 27001 certification body accredited by the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) to perform ISO/IEC 27001 certifications. TrialCard has implemented [...]

2019-06-26T11:04:27-04:00April 2nd, 2019|

Women’s Day 2019: Balance for Better

To commemorate International Women’s Day on March 8, TrialCard’s IT Team Lead Kalindi Kapadia, a core member of our Women’s Development Group, shared her thoughts. International Women’s Day is celebrated globally each year to recognize women and their achievements. It is an occasion for each woman to acknowledge her dreams and strengths. To me, this day is about accepting myself as a woman with imperfections and flaws, and with assets and infinite capability to make a positive difference in the world. I am grateful for all the opportunities I have received, but it is important to realize that with growth [...]

2019-03-08T15:44:26-04:00March 8th, 2019|

Rare Disease Day 2019: Your Story Matters

Rare Disease Day is observed each year on the last day of February to raise awareness about little-known and overlooked diseases and to honor those families affected. Undoubtedly, individuals diagnosed with a rare disease face a multitude of obstacles and daily challenges.  Shockingly, some patients are not diagnosed until several years after initial symptoms have appeared, often even 20-25 years later! Patients’ journeys typically begin in a similar manner. Since so little information is known about the disease the patient is suffering from, they are often shuffled from physician to physician receiving no definitive answers. This results in patients [...]

2019-02-28T13:19:58-04:00February 28th, 2019|

Rare Disease Day 2019: We See You and We Care

One of the most hurtful human experiences is that of being ignored. When I contact a physician to discuss rare disease, I always say, “You may not see rare disease often, but seeing it early makes all the difference for the patient.” This is the sentiment I bring to my work every day, and the message I would like to convey to anyone with a rare disease—we see you. And even though I do not know you, I will work tirelessly on your behalf. Because you are worth it, and we know it. We see you and we care. Rare [...]

2019-02-27T16:54:43-04:00February 27th, 2019|

Pharmacy Fraud Within Pharmaceutical Co-Pay Programs: What You Need to Know

On a single day in early January 2019, TrialCard Incorporated’s Pharmacy Fraud Detection team identified and blocked three pharmacies engaged in fraudulent behavior associated with pharmaceutical co-pay programs. These pharmacies submitted claims for payment on expensive prescriptions that were never filled or distributed to patients. Fortunately, TrialCard was able to intercept the fraudulent transactions on the same day they were submitted, thereby saving our client nearly $2 million. Had these claims gone through, the brand’s reimbursement budget for the entire year would have been exhausted. These are not isolated incidents. TrialCard discovers an average of five fraudulent pharmacies per [...]

2019-02-20T14:25:39-04:00February 15th, 2019|

Law and Order: Pharmacy Fraud Unit

I really wanted to begin this blog post with some cheesy line that sounded like the opening monologue of Law and Order (the original, thank you, not one of the 400 spin-offs) but, I will spare you. Fraud is here. It's always been here, to be honest, but now it's taken on an entirely new form. We are not just dealing with what I like to call the "monthly bonus" pharmacy owner who processed one or two fraudulent claims a month. Nope. We have graduated to the big leagues. Now, we see pharmacies open for less than a month, [...]

2019-02-06T14:08:43-04:00February 6th, 2019|

TrialCard Continues Growth Trend with Acquisition of RxSolutions

MORRISVILLE, NC—TrialCard Incorporated, an industry leader in access, affordability, adherence, and engagement solutions for patients and healthcare providers, today announced the acquisition of RxSolutions, a company that specializes in customized pharmaceutical reimbursement programs for both commercial and clinical supply professionals. In addition to traditional pharmaceutical co-pay programs, RxSolutions has introduced the RxStudy Card™, a revolutionary way to streamline supply management for pharmaceutical manufacturers conducting clinical trials. The RxStudy Card saves the sponsor one-third or more of the cost of open-label study components by allowing patients to obtain unblinded medications and supplies at trusted retail and specialty pharmacies. The acquisition will [...]

2019-01-17T08:54:50-04:00January 17th, 2019|