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PBMI Perspectives is a focused look at the latest healthcare news stories and their practical implications for prescription drug plan sponsors. Each issue features a topic with an important impact on the healthcare system, along with evidence-based, practical advice. We do the hard work of culling out good information from junk science, so you don’t have to.

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2020 Newsletters

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PBM Toolkit - Support Materials to Maximize the Value of the Drug Benefit

 

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Our online PBM Toolkit is filled with educational resources that cover a broad spectrum of things you need to know to help maximize the value of drug benefit plans. From the basics of pharmacy benefit management and considerations for drug benefit design to gaining an overall understanding of PBM financial arrangements, this kit can help you take actionable steps to design and measure the performance of your drug benefit plan. 

The benefit of your PBMI membership is that you have full access to all online resources. You can also download PDFs of the content - check them out today!

These resources also provide valuable information for all healthcare stakeholders looking to learn more about the pharmacy benefit.  

What other resources would you like to see featured in the toolkit? Be sure to send us an email at marketing@pbmi.com.

 

 

 

 

Members News

Welcome PBMI's Newest Members!

 

Cottrill’s Specialty Pharmacy 

Cottrill’s Specialty Pharmacy is an accredited independent pharmacy that has been servicing patients since 1899. We specialize in the treatment of chronic conditions, genetic disorders and rare diseases; including but not limited to Bleeding Disorders, Immune Deficiencies, Auto-immune Disorders, and Neurological Diseases. We are experts in the hardest to manage and most expensive medications in Specialty Pharmacy. We work closely with PBM’s, Employers, TPA’s and Benefit Consultants, offering a complete pass through model, price transparency and insight on how to avoid excessive costs pertaining to pharmacy claims for specialty medications. 

Contact: Dan Carroll, Director of Business Development

Email: dcarroll@cottrillspharmacy.com

https://www.cottrillspharmacy.com/

IngenioRx

IngenioRx provides PBM services to payers, including affiliates of Anthem, Inc. IngenioRx brings new clarity to the complicated world of pharmacy so members get the benefits they need in a way that’s simple and seamless. IngenioRx offers a whole health approach that helps drive better outcomes and lowers member, employer and plan costs. IngenioRx focuses on delivering a member-centric solution that’s aligned with our clients and transparent in formulary and clinical decision-making.

Contact: Christopher Burns, Chief Marketing Officer

Email: christopher.burns@ingenio-rx.com

https://www.ingenio-rx.com

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2019 Newsletters

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What's Happening in the
Coming Weeks at PBMI?

 

 

 

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With only a few weeks left in the year, we still have a few important dates you need to mark on your calendar.

December 4 – Webinar: Optimizing Protection of Your Healthcare Data
If you haven’t signed up yet, we still have spots available. Our expert panel from EnvisionRx will share information on using an integrated approach to safeguarding healthcare data. Data breaches are on the rise, leading to an array of new privacy and cybersecurity laws worldwide. Healthcare companies must secure data while meeting compliance demands and prepare for the worst-case scenario. Join us as the panel discusses privacy, security, regulatory compliance, and vendor oversight within complex healthcare organizations. Register today!

December 10 – NEW Webinar: Improving Total Cost of Care for Patients with Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease
We’ve added another webinar to our December calendar. Diabetes impacts about 1 in 10 Americans, 90 to 95% of whom have type 2 diabetes. Among adults with type 2 diabetes, 1 in 5 also has cardiovascular disease. Diabetes and cardiovascular disease independently account for significant clinical and financial costs, but taken together, the costs multiply. In fact, according to the National Diabetes Association, 52% of U.S. healthcare spend in 2012 was attributed to complications of diabetes due to cardiovascular disease. Employers bear a significant portion of these costs. The direct cost of type 2 diabetes with at least one diabetes-related complication was $38,849 per patient per year in 2012. These costs continue to rise. Can medication choices reduce overall costs? PBMI’s Dr. Sharon Frazee will take a deep dive into costs associated with diabetes and new PBMI analysis showing the impact of one class of medications on improving total cost of care. Register today!

December 13 – Deadline for 2020 PBMI Excellence Award Submissions
The Excellence Award program recognizes organizations for their contributions in promoting innovative and best-in-class strategies that address the challenges of drug cost management, quality improvement, and care management strategies.  We’re looking for organizations that have demonstrated excellence in the following categories below:

  • Cost Containment
  • Quality Improvement
  • Care Management Strategies
  • Opioid Management Strategies/Other Substance Abuse problems

View submission details.

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Remember, if you are a corporate member, you can post your press releases, case studies and white papers. View member postings.

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2018 Newsletters

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Are You Using Your PBMI Membership to Its Fullest?

















Welcome to Our New Corporate Members in 2018



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We’re glad that you’re a member of PBMI, but are you using your membership to its fullest?  As a member, you can gain access to educational industry resources, discounts on PBMI products and conferences, download industry trend reports, and take advantage of several opportunities to promote your company.

  • Online Education—Receive an automatic 10% discount on our expanded online education program which now includes ten (10) classes. Save even more when you purchase a bundle of classes.
  • Webinars—Attend ALL PBMI webinars for FREE!  We’ve hosted 10 webinars so far this year and we have three more coming (see announcements). Our average registrations are about 300. And our average scores for webinars are 4.4 out of 5 for satisfaction; 4.6 out of 5 for quality of presenters; and 4.3 out of 5 for usefulness of information. If you've missed any of our webinars, check out our webcasts page.
  • Industry Reports— Receive discounts on our annual PBM Customer Satisfaction report. This industry-leading report provides overall satisfaction scores as well as key performance metrics on PBM service dimensions. Order the 2018 report today and get 10% off.
  • Conference/Regional Meetings—Attend PBMI meetings and receive a 10% discount on registration rates. At our meetings we bring together industry thought leaders to share the latest and best practices for tackling pharmacy benefit challenges. We look forward to seeing you in La Jolla, California, November 8th, for our Next Generation Rx Regional Forum. There's still time, register!


Are You A Corporate Member? Did You Know You Can:

  • Promote Your Company—Take advantage of the opportunity to showcase your company’s innovative solutions to address the challenges of drug benefit management. You can post your press releases, case studies, and white papers on PBMI’s website. Email info@pbmi.com.
  • Post Job Listings in PBMI’s Career Center—Are you looking for talent to join your workforce? Based on your membership type, you can post up to four jobs FREE on PBMI's national online job board dedicated to careers in the drug benefit industry.

These are just a few of the membership benefits. You can learn more by clicking here.

What's Coming Next?

We know that being a PBMI member is an investment by your organization, and we want to make sure you are getting the full value our membership offers.  As a result, we are currently reviewing our membership categories and will be enhancing our membership benefits.  We can’t wait to share what’s new with you--watch for a communication coming out soon!

Members News

Welcome our Newest Corporate Member!

Heritage Health Solutions

Contact: Patti McCoy, Senior Director Marketing

Email: pmccoy@heritagehealthsolutions.com

Heritage Health Solutions is a leading health care integrator that works closely with government entities, correctional facilities, and commercial self-funded businesses to improve patient care and reduce costs. The company leverages best in class technology coupled with a solution based entrepreneurial team to identify health and cost related issues and develop and implement custom-based solutions. Through our medical and pharmacy networks, we serve more than one million lives, resulting in improved clinical outcomes and a reduction in cost. For more information about Heritage Health Solutions, visit us at our website, follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook or call us at 469-293-3189.



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