CLIP: Small PBMs Urge Congress: Don’t Kill Rebates (Healthcare Dive)

The Alliance of Community Health Plans is backing smaller, transparent PBMs that are urging Congress not to fundamentally alter the way drug prices for health plans are negotiated.

ACHP hit the Hill last month with representatives from Wisconsin-based Navitus, Pharmacy Benefit Dimensions and SelectHealth as well as Geisinger Health Plan and Kaiser Permanente, hoping to persuade lawmakers that not all PBMs are alike. These PBMs have a transparent business model, which helps ensure PBMs negotiate the best prices for health plans and their consumers.

“We encourage the Administration to consider these innovative, alternative PBMs and pursue policies that encourage fully transparent models that do not operate in the shadows,” said ACHP President and CEO Ceci Connolly.

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