Drug prices The familiarity of a traditional PBM contracting can create the sense that you know what you are actually getting when, in fact, many PBMs work hard to make sure that you don’t. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Today, pharmacy benefits managers offer two distinct types of contracting as they vie for your client’s business: traditional and pass-through. When working on behalf of clients to evaluate PBMs, it is important to understand how these two types of contracting compare − not just in terms of the numbers calculated for things like discounts and rebates, but also in terms of how they function and align (or fail to align) with your client’s interests.

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