While almost all pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) contracts include audit provisions, many plan sponsors underestimate the value of auditing their PBM, which can help recover funds lost through overpayments or system errors. Recovered losses mean that a typical pharmacy benefit audit claim more than pays for itself, but at the very least ensures plan sponsors that they are meeting fiduciary responsibilities in the area of managing it's PBM contract.
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