Cigna Corp.’s Express Script PBM expects to introduce the industry’s first stand-alone “digital health formulary” in 2020, the company said May 16. It intends to use a uniform review process to ensure the safety and quality of apps and devices on the market for diabetes, cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions and behavioral health. Such innovation is to be expected following the rash of vertical integration between health insurers and PBMs in recent months, experts tell AIS Health, and building a formulary to vet digital-health tools and integrate them into benefit design is a path other PBMs may follow.
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