Barron’s Quotes NPCC’s Leader, Linda Cahn

ON-BT436_CovBri_BA_20160722211203            Read a Cover Story in Barron’s, which quotes NPCC’s founder and head, Linda Cahn.

Journalist Bill Alpert argues the PBM industry is vulnerable to stock downturns, if health plan sponsors demand better contracts from PBMs.

Make Sure To Attend the IFEBP’s Health Care Mgt Conference in April

If you’re interested in learning about numerhcm16ous healthcare issues, make sure to attend the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans’ Health Care Management Conference, taking place this year in Phoenix from April 13th to 16th. The NPCC’s Linda Cahn has been invited to run the seminar on Specialty Drugs and will be taking all attendees on a “deep dive” into  Specialty Drug issues.

Also, if you bring your PBM contract with you to the Conference, Linda will meet with you privately and provide you with an analysis, gratis, of why your Plan is likely spending far too much for its drug coverage.

Feel free to call in advance to book your private meeting. Call 973 975-0900.

Pharmalot Quotes Cahn On Express Scripts’ Drug Trend Report

If you’re interested in drug issues, and don’t regularly read Ed Silverman’s Pharmalot, you should add it to your list of “must reads”! Start by examining Silverman’s March 16th column on Express Scripts’ 2015 Drug Trend Report, which quotes NPCC’s Linda Cahn.

Cahn Urges Govt. To Publish Better Info On Drugs’ Effectiveness

In a USA Today article describing a 13% uptick in prescription drug spending in 2014, the NPCC’s founder and head Linda Cahn was interviewed. Cahn urged the government to disseminate better information about drugs’ utility and safety to end the expenditure on drugs of dubious value. Read the article here.

Specialty Drug Article Quotes NPCC’s Exec. Dir. Linda Cahn

In an October 2015 article focusing on Specialty Drugs written by Bruce Shutan, the head of the National Prescription Coverage Coalition is quoted about how plans can decrease and control their specialty drug costs. Read the article here.

Coalition Announces Envision As PBM

On September 18, 2014, the National Prescription Coverage Coalition announced its execution of a contract with the PBM Envision Pharmaceutical Services. The contract contains unique terms that control the costs of every drug dispensed, including every new-to-market Generic Drug and Specialty Drug.

Accordingly, every corporate, union and municipal health plan sponsor can now easily and immediately decrease its prescription coverage costs.

Simply by joining the Coalition, every health plan sponsor will take advantage of the Coalition’s contract, which was drafted and negotiated during a 9 month RFP with 25 PBM contestants participating in the RFP.

To learn more about the Coalition’s contract with Envision, Read Here.