Rx pill bottles According to the AHA, white- and brown-bagging policies "pose significant risks to quality of care as providers have inadequate control in ensuring patient access to high-quality drugs."(Photo: Shutterstock)

The American Hospital Association is asking policymakers to regulate several policies that health insurers use to manage prescription drug distribution to members. A number of large private payers use techniques called "white bagging" and "brown bagging" to manage how drugs are used in patient care, according to the association.

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