Self-Insured Plans

Icahn Opposes Cigna-Express Scripts Deal, Citing Amazon And ‘Flawed’ PBM Rebates

Excerpt “The current administration is particularly focused on bringing down prescription drug prices for consumers and has specifically targeted PBMs as the part of the supply chain that is overearning relative to the value they produce,” Icahn wrote in his letter. “There is a strongly held belief that the rebate system, which Express Scripts relies [...]

Icahn Opposes Cigna-Express Scripts Deal, Citing Amazon And ‘Flawed’ PBM Rebates2018-08-08T10:13:46-08:00

Pharmacy Benefit Managers Putting Profits Before Patients

A recent white paper commissioned by the American Oncology Alliance (COA), entitled “Pharmacy Benefit Managers’ Attack on Physician Dispensing and Impact on Patient Care,” reveals that CVS Caremark is reinterpreting a CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) rule and formulating a policy that would effectively categorize physicians as “out-of-network”. In addition, physician-owned pharmacies would [...]

Pharmacy Benefit Managers Putting Profits Before Patients2019-02-25T14:11:24-08:00