Dec 19, 2018
PolitiTalkRx Welcomes Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale to the Pharmacy Podcast Network discussing PBM Reform efforts in 2019.
A Pennsylvania report examining the role of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) in the state called for more transparency in how they do business managing Medicaid prescriptions.
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said he wanted action to reduce Medicaid prescription costs and called for legislation to:
In 2017, Pennsylvania taxpayers paid $2.86 billion to PBMs for Medicaid enrollees, according to the state Department of Human Services, an increase of 100% in 4 years, up from $1.41 billion in 2013.
Pennsylvania Auditor General Calls for Action on PBMs
Auditor General DePasquale Demands Increased Oversight of Pharmacy Benefit Managers that Impact Drug Prices