History

1989: Managed Health Care Associates, Inc. (MHA) is founded and quickly becomes the leading group purchasing organization (GPO) for long-term care pharmacies. MHA’s core alternate site GPO business establishes a reputation of excellent value, exceptional staff and extraordinary member service.

2000s: Strategic expansion and emphasis on exceptional service continue. MHA increases its member support staff, develops a technology-driven industry data and services platform, and enters new classes of trade, including home infusion, combo, retail, clinic, physicians, mail order, state and home medical equipment.

2004: The first Annual MHA Business Summit takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada. The prestigious and informative gathering unites independent long-term care pharmacies and industry thought leaders to discuss strategic business issues. Over the years, the summit has grown to include significant participation from across the continuum of alternate site health care providers, including long-term care, infusion and specialty pharmacies.

2006: MHA creates the Managed Care Network to assist independent long-term care pharmacies in addressing long-term care Medicare Part D reimbursement needs.

2009: MHA intensifies its advocacy efforts through its Legislative team to ensure that alternate site care providers stay informed and have an impactful voice on Capitol Hill.

2010: MHA acquires Net-Rx, a leading provider of innovative technologies and data analytics tools designed for pharmacy reconciliation solutions and reimbursement services. This signals the start of the evolution of MHA from being the country’s largest alternate site GPO, to be also a leading health care services and technology company.

Growing its breadth of solutions, MHA acquires The MED Group, a group purchasing, business solutions and network management company that assists home medical equipment providers in managing costs, improving efficiencies and supporting business growth.

2011: MHA acquires Navigator, Inc., one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing group purchasing organizations focused on servicing Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs), Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs), Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) and other types of senior care living providers. Expanding solutions and services for this member type, MHA in subsequent years acquires additional GPOs serving this market, including FMS Purchasing & Services, Inc. Rebate Tracking Group, Tidewater Group Purchasing, UHF Purchasing Services and Star Purchasing Services, LLC.

2011: MHA announces the expansion of its Specialty Pharmacy Solutions (SPS) program, which includes the addition of experienced specialty pharmaceutical professionals to MHA SPS as well as new investments in enhanced data tools and services to enable our members to participate in the growing specialty market.

2012: MHA announces the launch of MHA Clinical Therapy Management™ (CTM), an innovative patient management software application to support pharmacies in providing patient care and collect key metrics. This further establishes MHA as a leading health care services and technology company. 

2013: MHA is acquired by Roper Technologies (ROP), a diversified technology company. Operating as part of Roper Technologies, MHA is poised to continue expanding the scope of services for our members.

2014: Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP), the leading provider of data analytics and benchmarking for post-acute care providers, begins operating as part of MHA in August 2014. 

2015: Enhancing the breadth and depth of the MHA portfolio of solutions, technologies and services, SoftWriters, Inc., a leading software solution provider and Atlantic Health Partners, a vaccine buying group, start to operate as part of MHA.