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Data from Health Plans, PBMs Helps Lower Prescription Drug Costs

  • Nov 16, 2018
  • Pharmacy Benefit Management
The health information network Surescripts is using data from both payers and PBMs to give prescribers access to patient-specific and formulary-based benefit and cost information for nearly three-quarters of all covered lives in the country.

At the point of care, there have been 30 million views of this data which is integrated within electronic health record technology via the Surescripts Network Alliance’s Real-Time Prescription Benefit tool, the organization stated midweek.

EHR vendors representing 77 percent of the market have signed on at this point, including Allscripts, Cerner, and Epic Systems. The information’s provided directly by PBMs and health plans, including CVS Health, DST, Express Scripts, and Navitus Health Solutions.
 

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