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A growing portion of health care benefit costs come from prescription drugs. Finding the best strategies to promote appropriate use of prescription drugs and manage pharmacy costs is high on the priority list for health benefit plan sponsors. The Foundation offers programs and resources aimed at helping plan sponsors find appropriate drug benefit management techniques.
2021 Health Plans Granted Leeway To Limit Consumers’ Benefit From Drug Coupons [Kaiser Health News]
Challenges of Channel Management for Specialty: Medical Benefit or Pharmacy Benefit [Pharmacy Times]
Behaviorial Economics: Three Tools for Improving Prescription Drug Adherence [Benefits Magazine]
How employers can reduce prescription drug spending [Employee Benefits Advisor]
Maximizing a Pharmacy Benefit Program: Innovative Solutions For Employers [CBIZ]
Helping Employees with Chronic Pain [Benefits Magazine]
Conversation with Aaron Kesselheim, M.D. Harvard Medical School [Benefits Magazine]
Proposals to reduce the cost of prescription drugs include drug importation, pharmacy benefit manager rebates, patents for generics, pharmacists "gag clauses" and availability of biosimilar drugs.