PBM transparency could be inevitable

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By Troy M. Filipek | 01 February 2009

The pharmacy benefit management (PBM) industry has come under intense scrutiny to become more transparent in its contracts with health plans and employers. Some PBMs have embraced transparency and see it as an inevitable shift in how pharmacy benefits are delivered. Others have stuck to their guns, maintaining that historical contracting practices enable better pricing deals than could be achieved in fully transparent contracting environments. So which is it: a passing fad or an inevitable change?

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