Monthly Archives: July 2017

DIR Fees: The Clawback Trend

Direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees are one of the most controversial topics in the pharmacy industry. Proponents of DIR fees state that they help to promote quality and value among pharmacy operations, while helping to keep premiums low for …

The Advantages and Challenges of PBMs

Pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) first arose in the 1970’s and gained more prominence after the 2003 Medicare Modernization Act, through which Medicare Part D was created. Originally, PBMs acted as a private sector intermediary between the insurer and the pharmacy. …