Hospital Employee Prescription Costs May be Reduced by Using a Transparent PBM
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting
Las Vegas, NV
Prescription costs, hospital employees, PBM
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.
Sweeney, Marc A. and Grant, Rebecca L., "Hospital Employee Prescription Costs May be Reduced by Using a Transparent PBM" (2012). Pharmacy Practice Faculty Presentations. 154.