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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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Formulary Exclusions are Still An Effective Way to Manage Drug Trend




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Trend management tools help to encourage the use of lower-cost medications. Seventy nine percent of employers use formulary exclusions as part of their trend management tools for their pharmacy benefit (9% are considering them in the future).1

According to the 2018 Trends in Drug Benefit Design report, 68% of employers rated the importance of formulary in managing traditional drug cost trend a 4 or 5.1


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2018 Trends in Drug Benefit Design report. Download report.


Members News

 

Did you know that as a PBMI Corporate member, you can post your company's press releases, case studies and white papers on PBMI's website?  Be sure to take advantage of this opportunity. 

Our most recent post: Abarca and Molina Healthcare Partner To Offer Preventive Care Program For Members

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Announcements

Upcoming Webinars

8/26/2019

Are you registered for our upcoming webinars? Reserve your seat now!

2019 Specialty Rx Forum

8/26/2019

8 reasons why you should attend the PBMI Specialty Rx Forum - Register today!

Back to School Savings on ALL PBMI Online Classes

8/26/2019

Register for a class today, savings end 9/20!

2020 National Conference Call for Speakers

8/26/2019

Proposal deadline is September 6th - Submit today!

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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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Announcements

2020 National Conference Call for Speakers

8/26/2019

Proposal deadline is September 6th - Submit today!

Back to School Savings on ALL PBMI Online Classes

8/26/2019

Register for a class today, savings end 9/20!

2019 Specialty Rx Forum

8/26/2019

8 reasons why you should attend the PBMI Specialty Rx Forum - Register today!

Upcoming Webinars

8/26/2019

Are you registered for our upcoming webinars? Reserve your seat now!