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Hybrid approach to pharmacy benefit management expected to save insurer $4bn annually after Anthem ends its relationship with Express Scripts in 2020. Integration of medical and Rx benefit data could lead to more value-based contracting.
Hybrid approach to pharmacy benefit management expected to save insurer $4bn annually after Anthem ends its relationship with Express Scripts in 2020. Plans include "going out to the market and competing with the freestanding PBMs."
House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Greg Walden, R-Ore., expresses frustration at lack of reliable data on the way providers account for 340B drug discounts at Oct. 11 hearing.
Express Scripts' plan to purchase medical benefits management company eviCore may give the PBM an opportunity to bring new pricing pressures to the medical benefit drug space.
State requests waiver from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to use closed formulary in its Medicaid program as a way to lower prescription drug costs.
Secretary Price will be succeeded on an acting basis by HHS acting assistant secretary for health Donald Wright, and everything from development of the executive order on drug pricing to pending Medicare reimbursement experiments could see a pause as part of the transition.