Care Management Vital in Tackling Specialty Pharmacy Costs
Society for Human Resource Management
Feb 9, 2017
Pharmacy Benefit Management
Managing specialty drug benefits is becoming an increasingly critical, and increasingly frustrating, task for HR managers. While the number of employees and their dependents who may need high-cost specialty drugs—typically for diseases such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, hepatitis C and cancer—is usually very small, the percentage of total drug spending on these types of medications is disproportionately driving overall pharmacy and medical spending higher.