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EnvisionRxOptions a Large Part of Rite Aid’s New Strategy

Rite Aid has embarked on what it is calling the “Path to the Future” to position the company for years to come. Rite Aid  is taking actions to use its unique capabilities to help payors deliver a high level of care to patients, to re-imagine its front end to offer the selection of products and […]

Employers Use of Copay Accumulator Programs is Growing

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Walmart and Home Depot, two of the top 10 U.S. employers, are using copay accumulator programs

Pharmacy Benefit Manager Market Continues to Evolve

Pharmacy Benefit Manager Market Continues to Evolve. Recent consolidation in the pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) industry has resulted in major market share divided by the three market leaders: Express Scripts, CVS Health (Caremark), and OptumRx (UnitedHealth Group). PBMs remain searching for a value proposition beyond drug distribution with their employer clients. As long as PBMs […]

Metro Areas Where Employers Influence Cancer Coverage Costs

Metro Areas Where Employers Influence Cancer Coverage Costs. Employers currently represent approximately 60% of the commercial insurance market dollars. The Employer commercial insurance market consists of more than 95,000 companies with self-insured plans, eighty percent of whom have less than 2,000 employees. Entering 2017, these employers face double-digit increases in the cost of prescription drugs […]

Designing Pharmacy and Medical Benefits for Cancer Care

Designing Pharmacy and Medical Benefits for Cancer Care: An Employer Perspective – published in Value-Based Cancer Care F. Randy Vogenberg, PhD, RPh, FASHP; Catherine E. Cooke, PharmD, BCPS October 2016, Vol 7, No 9 – Employers’ Perspective With the increasing complexity of cancer care after the passing of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, employers as […]

Employer Perspectives Specialty Drug Step-Therapy Program Evaluation

Employer Perspectives Specialty Drug Step-Therapy Program Evaluation American Health and Drug Benefits, September 2016 Vol 9, No 6 – Industry Trends Matthew Harman, PharmD, MPH, Director, Clinical Pharmacy Strategies Employers Health, Columbus, OH F. Randy Vogenberg, PhD, RPh, Strategic Advisor and Co–Project Leader, Midwest Business Group on Health National Employer Biologics & Specialty Drug Initiative […]

Telehealth Applications Patient Care

Telehealth Applications Patient Care Rita M. Marcoux, RPh, MBA; F. Randy Vogenberg, PhD, RPh, FASHP June 2016, Vol 7, No 5 – Employers’ Perspective – Value-Based Cancer Care The term telehealth is used interchangeably with telemedicine by some organizations. However, telemedicine is typically associated with the delivery of traditional clinical diagnosis and monitoring by using […]

Oncology Biosimilars: Opportunity or Not?

Oncology Biosimilars: Opportunity or Not? VBCC – April 2016, Vol 7, No 3 – Employers’ Perspective F. Randy Vogenberg, PhD, RPh, Partner Access Market Intelligence Martha M. Rumore, PharmD, JD, MS, LLM, FAPhA The United States has the largest biologic drugs market and high prices for biologics, such as monoclonal antibodies, therapeutic proteins, immunomodulators, and […]