From Drug Benefit News - Narrow pharmacy networks are becoming more commonplace throughout the market, as plan sponsors realize they can reduce prescription drug costs through improved dispensing fees and other discounts with little member disruption. But in order to successfully implement a narrow or tiered network, plans must deploy a varied communication strategy with both members and providers, advised three pharmacy experts during the Aug. Read more
From Drug Benefit News - When it comes to targeting patients for medication adherence interventions, many health plans continue to rely on pharmacy claim “triggers” such as a prescription not being picked up and retrospective adherence measures such as a medication possession ratio below 80% for a certain period of time. But only 7% of plans recently surveyed by AllazoHealth are using the newer method of predictive analytics to prioritize patients at risk of not… Read more
From Specialty Pharmacy News - Although the FDA has long taken a mainly hands-off policy toward laboratory developed tests (LDTs), that is about to change. Responding to growing calls to issue draft guidance — and ignoring other pleas to maintain the status quo — the agency notified Congress on July 31 that it intends to issue such guidance within 60 days. Read more
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