Health Plan Strategies for Pharmacy Benefits

As outpatient prescription drug spending continues its upward spiral, controversy over Medicare and Medicaid prescription drug proposals persists, and the specialty pharmacy industry evolves, payers and PBMs are feeling more pressure than ever to control drug costs.

Payers and PBMs are responding with creative new strategies including some simple ideas that can have immediate impact. Health Plan Strategies for Pharmacy Benefits brings you clear explanations and examples of these strategies.

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In this all-new book, you'll learn the latest thinking on the best ways to:

  • Provide a pharmacy benefit to diverse populations.
  • Take advantage of market shifts due to OTC and generic launches.
  • Maintain member satisfaction.
  • Control costs in specific therapeutic categories.
  • Measure the impact of existing pharmacy management programs.
  • Forecast pharmacy benefit costs in a rapidly evolving field.
  • Understand the influence the consumer-directed health benefits craze is having on new pharmacy benefit designs.

This valuable sourcebook provides "how-to" advice on developing, purchasing, and administering pharmacy benefit plans. Among its wealth of resources:

  • A pharmacy benefit management vendor shopping guide. Features detailed, comparative information on pharmacy benefit management companies and other companies that provide services related to the pharmacy benefit. Up-to-date information on number of covered lives, number of prescriptions filled, drug expenditures and program initiatives.
  • Objective analysis of all the methods used in pharmacy plans to control health plan costs from therapeutic/generic/OTC substitutions to copay structures to step therapy and prior authorization with anecdotal information and consensus on the effectiveness of each.
  • Raw data and analysis from five years of quarterly surveys of the PBM industry. This data will also be included on the CD-ROM that comes free with the book.

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