Drug Rebate Aggregators and Checklist for Purchasers


In this era of high tech and big data, administrative surveillance of rebate programs by payers, aggregators and manufacturers has been enabled to unprecedented levels of micromanagement.  Purchasers of rebate aggregator services should not be an exception to this process. 

Painstaking though it may be, due diligence in the contracting process will yield dividends in the long run. It cannot be emphasized enough that electronic formulary and rebate management platforms are essential tools to maximizing rebate performance.  The amount of detail necessary to support informed decision making for formularies includes economic as well as clinical information. Having real world net cost information readily available is invaluable in the success of these programs.

With the growing interest in consumer point of service rebates, developing these capabilities to support client benefit options adds another important consideration to rebate revenues and the timeliness of funding needed to support these POS rebate programs.

The Rebate Aggregator Checklist is intended to provide an overview of information that may be relevant to your evaluation process.