Drug Cost Blame Game: Payers’ Contribution To Prices Getting More Attention
Lawsuit accuses UnitedHealth of elevating member copays in order to recoup the spread between cost sharing and the amount pharmacies pay for a drug.
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Nearly half of employer-sponsored insurance plans surveyed require members to meet a deductible before coverage for a prescription drug is approved.
The most detailed US reporting requirements regarding prescription drug costs and coverage will target medicines reimbursed under the retail pharmacy benefit.