Employers and health plans are missing significant prescription savings opportunities available today through improved formulary and benefit data. Enhancing patient benefit data leads to better information at the point of prescribing, improves drug cost management, and creates savings now for both payers and patients.
Providing actionable information on generics options to physicians using Formulary and Benefit (F&B) data creates significant savings for payers, employers, and consumers.
Physicians have been conditioned to prescribe generics as part of first-line therapies to save patients money and eliminate callbacks requesting prescription changes. But, not all generic prescribing is equal.
Prescribing cost-effective specialty medications including those covered under a medical benefit requires physicians to have access to drug-specific information on plan coverage and restrictions. Currently, many physicians can only see that a medical benefit drug is not covered as part of the pharmacy benefit with no additional information.