Southern Scripts provides transparent and pass-through pharmacy benefit management services for self-funded employer group health plans.
Southern Scripts simplifies the complexities of navigating through the Pharmacy Benefit Manager world by giving the employer group complete freedom, control, and choice as to how they structure their plan. The employer group has the option to choose how they want their prescription benefit plan to function, which pharmacies they want to work with, what reimbursement rates they want to pay pharmacies, what medications they want to cover, and so forth.
Southern Scripts simplifies the cost of pharmacy benefit management services. Our pricing structure is clear cut with no hidden
tactics. We do not “nickel and dime” clients with additional fees for essential components of good pharmacy benefit management
including Drug Utilization Report, an attentive Customer Service Call Center, and Prior Authorization Programs.
- Straight-forward and clear cut methodology is utilized in all of our pricing.
- We do not own a mail order facility nor do we force mail order.
- All rebates are 100% accounted for and disclosed to the plan sponsor.
To be THE leading disruptor of the PBM industry through our uncompromising integrity and drive for creating real value.
Our goal is to provide employers with the tools to provide access to prescription medication in order to achieve optimal health outcomes. This goal must be achieved through wise resource management and elimination of unmerited industry practices.
Our values stem from our roots as pharmacists and dedication to the profession of pharmacy. Our ethical and moral convictions are best summarized in The Oath of a Pharmacist.
The Story Behind Southern Scripts
Southern Scripts was developed by pharmacists because there was a vital need for a 100% transparent/pass-through pharmacy benefit manager. After thirty-four years in retail pharmacy, Nolton Causey RPh had seen plenty of traditional PBM abuse to members, pharmacies and the community. Discussions with LIPA, Louisiana Independent Pharmacies Association, led to the realization that there was a major Fraud Waste and Abuse issue occurring with PBMs and people should be advised to seek other alternatives. However, after searching for a solution to this problem, there was the realization that there was no alternative to the typical PBMs abusing the system.
To solve this problem, Nolton, daughter LeAnn, and son-in-law Steven, decided to create their own different kind of pharmacy benefit manager. LeAnn Causey Boyd, PharmD, daughter of Nolton Causey, had been working with Beyond Rx, a transparent PBM, for years in managing their clinical program. Her clinical background also led to multiple opportunities with employer groups to manage costs and improve health outcomes by working one-on-one to with employees. Partnering with husband Steven T. Boyd, PharmD, they also began pioneering medication management programs, specialty pharmacy solutions to the mass market. With years of clinical experience and an educational institutional background, Steve brought multiple areas of expertise in optimizing employee benefit health. Furthermore, all three worked daily in retail pharmacy and saw the abuse issues with PBMs and were ready to create something better
Our goal is to provide employers with the tools to provide access to prescription medication in order to achieve optimal health outcomes. This goal must be achieved through wise resource management and elimination of unmerited industry practices. Our mission is to restore balance between the need for sound prescription management strategies and meeting the health needs of employees and their families.