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Five Steps to Address the Pain Points of Co-Pay Accumulator Programs

Posted by Howard Deutsch on Wed, Jan 31, 2018

In the cat-and-mouse co-pay card game, payers have made their next move. Pharmacy benefit managers have been promoting “co-pay accumulator” programs to plan sponsors as a way to reduce specialty drug spending. Left alone, these programs will result in confused patients who are less likely to adhere to their medications, and high costs for pharmaceutical manufacturers. Pharma companies need to respond.

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Topics: pharmaceutical industry, Pharma, healthcare, payers, manufacturers, PBMs, pricing, patient centricity, co-pay accumulator programs, health insurance, pharmacy benefit managers, co-pay cards, deductible

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