Saving $500 on a $6,000 purchaseis obviously not as good as saving $100 on $4,500, but does yourPBM evaluation process recognize that?

For many health benefit plan sponsors and their advisors, theevaluation process used to compare pharmacy benefits managers(PBMs) keeps drug costs higher than they should be by measuringtheir value with metrics that reward rebates rather than net costs.An RFP process that "spreadsheets" acquisition discounts, rebatesper prescription, and administration costs typically lacks theinformation that plan sponsors need to recommend the option withthe lowest overall costs and doesn't account for utilizationmanagement or improved clinical outcomes.

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