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What are PBMs?

April 6, 2022 • 3 min read
What are PBMs?
Pharmacy Benefit Managers, or PBMs, are third party entities that contract the management of pharmacy benefits for government programs and employer-sponsored health plans.
PBMs develop and maintain drug formularies, contract with pharmacies, negotiate rebates and contracts with manufacturers and oversee the processing and payment of pharmacy benefit claims. Recently, many healthcare professionals and advocates have become concerned that the services offered by PBMs do not contribute enough positive value to merit the heavy costs and impact on the overall price of health care.
These unnecessary hurdles delay treatment to patients, and cost patients not only money, but their health.

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