26 episodes

JC Scott, President & CEO of the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, discusses the latest trends, public policy developments, and political challenges impacting drug pricing and healthcare.

You'll hear the nation's top thought leaders, policy experts, and political analysts on topics like how employers, unions, and others use Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) to drive value for their members in the face of growing healthcare costs. You'll also learn about advancements in gene therapy, biologics, other cutting edge therapies, and the patient benefits and cost challenges that come with them.

The Pharmacy Benefit will also analyze the latest news from inside the industry and give you an educated perspective on where things currently stand and where we think they're headed.

The Pharmacy Benefit PCMA

    • Health & Fitness
    • 3.3 • 19 Ratings

JC Scott, President & CEO of the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, discusses the latest trends, public policy developments, and political challenges impacting drug pricing and healthcare.

You'll hear the nation's top thought leaders, policy experts, and political analysts on topics like how employers, unions, and others use Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) to drive value for their members in the face of growing healthcare costs. You'll also learn about advancements in gene therapy, biologics, other cutting edge therapies, and the patient benefits and cost challenges that come with them.

The Pharmacy Benefit will also analyze the latest news from inside the industry and give you an educated perspective on where things currently stand and where we think they're headed.

    A More Affordable Future Through Competition

    A More Affordable Future Through Competition

    PCMA Vice President, Policy, Angela Banks talks with health policy expert Alex Brill about competition in the prescription drug marketplace and why this is the best way to reduce prescription drug costs. They discuss recent reports on big drug companies gaming the patent system to increase prescription drug prices for American patients and families.
    Alex Brill is a health policy researcher and the founder and CEO of Matrix Global Advisors, an economic consulting firm specializing in healthcare, tax, and fiscal policy.

    • 24 min
    PBMs and Diabetes Care

    PBMs and Diabetes Care

    November is National Diabetes Month. In this conversation, hosted by PCMA’s Angela Banks, we discuss the work that PBMs are currently doing to help millions of patients with diabetes manage their care. Express Scripts’ Chief Medical Officer Dr. Christine Gilroy joins us as our guest.

    • 22 min
    Understanding Prescription Drug Rebates

    Understanding Prescription Drug Rebates

    Our focus is on prescription drug rebates. How do they work? Why do they work? How do they benefit consumers? And why are they currently under attack by some policymakers and drug manufacturers?

    • 24 min
    Competition in the PBM Marketplace

    Competition in the PBM Marketplace

    When it comes to lowering prescription drug costs, competition is key throughout the prescription drug supply chain. If you’ve listened to some in Washington, you might be led to believe that there is very little competition in the PBM marketplace. On this episode, we talk with Jason Borschow, President and CEO of Abarca and Mike Ellis, CEO of Maxor who say that is simply not the case. Competition is very healthy in the industry.

    • 23 min
    PBM Care Coordination

    PBM Care Coordination

    Every day, PBMs are working to prevent potentially hazardous drug interactions, alerting their providers to potential problems, and monitoring patients’ adherence to drug regimens so that they can avoid hospital stays and live healthier lives.
     
    On this episode, JC Scott talks with Dr. William Fleming, Segment President, Pharmacy Solutions & Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at Humana, Inc. about all of the work PBMs do in the area of clinical care. If you’re listening to this podcast, you have insurance, and you’ve ever taken a prescription drug, we want you to have a clear idea of how your PBM works with your pharmacy and maybe even your provider behind the scenes between the time your prescription is ordered by a doctor to when the drug is in your hands.

    • 20 min
    Importance of PBMs in Health Care Costs

    Importance of PBMs in Health Care Costs

    he episode features Ross Margulies, a Partner with the law firm Foley Hoag. Mr. Margulies outlines the role that PBMs play in Medicare, and how PBM tools and technology are working to lower drug costs for patients as well as improving their pharmacy experience.

    • 22 min

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19 Ratings

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