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Developments in the WC PBM world

Cypress Care, one of the leading Workers Comp Pharmacy Benefit Management firms, has just announced the company has received a “strategic investment” from Dallas-based Brazos Private Equity Partners. The company has also added David George (former President of AdvancePCS) to the management staff; George will be taking over the CEO spot from co-founder Hank Datelle and has also made an investment in Cypress Care.
The press release contains the typical comments about all parties’ delight at the deal and enthusiasm for the future. As one who has been directly involved, I can attest that in this case, the PR has it right. David George is a highly experienced and very well respected managed care pro with stints at United Healthcare and on the Board of Concentra, Inc. Bart Hester, a former colleague of George’s at AdvancePCS will be joining Cypress as EVP Account Management and Strategy; the rest of the Cypress senior management team including co-founder Lisa Datelle and President Marc Datelle are all staying with the company.
Note – Cypress Care is a Health Strategy Associates consulting client an dsponsors our annual Survey of Prescription Drug Management in Workers Compensation.

Joe Paduda is the principal of Health Strategy Associates



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