Pharmacy Practice Faculty Presentations

Title

Hospital Employee Prescription Costs May be Reduced by Using a Transparent PBM

Document Type

Poster Session

Conference/Event

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting

Location

Las Vegas, NV

Event Date

12-2012

Keywords

Prescription costs, hospital employees, PBM

Abstract

Prescription medication costs continue to increase and draw corresponding media attention. Although scrutiny of medication costs often involve the manufacturers, wholesalers and pharmacies, the pharmacy benefits management companies (PBMs) are not commonly evaluated. Given the heightened attention to transparency within the health care system, PBM transparency and evidence-based medicine therapeutic changes may provide cost savings to hospitals affording additional resources to fund medication therapy management (MTM) programs.

Comments

The abstract is item number 3-016.

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