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NCPDP Co-Chair, Perry Lewis, Joins Fast-Growing CoverMyMeds

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, CoverMyMeds—a health care technology company that automates the PA process—announced that Perry Lewis will join the company as Vice President of Industry Relations.

"I am thrilled to be joining the CoverMyMeds team," Lewis said. "The company is at the headwaters of improving drug adherence through our prior authorization products. I look forward to working with business partners and the associations to reduce prescription abandonment so that patients can live healthier lives."

Prior to joining CoverMyMeds, Lewis spent 25 years successfully managing PBM relations, supporting community pharmacy initiatives, and initiating strategy for network development and product management. He is actively involved in state and federal health care advocacy roles.

Perry has been an active member of the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) for 12 years, and serves on several committees. In May 2008, Perry was elected to the group's Board of Trustees, and in 2013 he received the prestigious NCPDP TIME (The Individual Member Excellence) award.

"We've had the pleasure of working with Perry and NCPDP on the new ePA standard, and we're excited to have him on board as an integral part of our growing team," said CoverMyMeds Co-Founder, Matt Scantland. "His experience and deep relationships within the industry make him the ideal fit to bolster our ever-growing network."

About CoverMyMeds

CoverMyMeds is the leader in Prior Authorization (PA) and one of the fastest growing healthcare technology companies in the US. CoverMyMeds helps physicians, pharmacists, and their staff complete PA requests for any drug and almost all plans. This helps reduce administrative waste while ensuring patients receive the medications they need. CoverMyMeds' technology integrates with pharmacy systems, EHRs, and PBMs to create the most efficient electronic prior authorization (ePA) strategy for all participants. With more than 11 million PAs submitted, CoverMyMeds is the only vendor using the NCPDP ePA standard at scale. For more information, visit www.covermymeds.com.

CONTACT: CoverMyMeds Media Relations: Michael A. Bukach, 614-653-3142 mabukach@covermymeds.com

Source: CoverMyMeds