TITLE

Onboard navigation: Successfully steering a PBM relationship

AUTHOR(S)
Thomas, Tim
PUB. DATE
November 2007
SOURCE
Employee Benefit News;Nov2007, Vol. 21 Issue 14, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article looks at specialty pharmacy as an aspect in creating and maintaining a transparent, cost-effective relationship with a primary benefit manager (PBM). It mentions that specialty pharmacy costs may be hidden in medical benefits because they are administered in a physician's office or hospital/clinic. It says that physicians can also be influenced by pharmaceutical company representatives on how and when to use specialty products. It advises employers to bring knowledge about specialty drugs and their pricing to PBM negotiations.
ACCESSION #
27496936

 

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