UnitedHealthcare Will Share The Savings: Point-Of-Sale Rebates Coming In 2019
Biggest benefit to manufacturers from the insurer's upcoming program may be relieving public pressure on list prices.
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Faced with a proposed regulation that aims to eliminate rebates and an upcoming hearing on Capitol Hill, US pharmacy benefit managers including OptumRx are working to validate the concept of rebates when redirected to patients at the point-of-sale.
UnitedHealthcare program for commercial members offers some implications. MyScripRewards encourages less costly HIV treatments using financial rewards, underscoring insurers’ tendency to favor carrots over sticks when it comes to coverage policies for such drugs.
Details on anticipated changes to rebate practices are in demand. HHS Secretary Azar talked about changes that would still allow negotiated discounts at the point of sale during a presentation at the FT Pharma Pricing and Value Summit.