The IFEBP provided the following tips:
1) Change where specialty drugs are administered (called site of care). Having the patient go to a clinic or the doctor’s office increases costs. Could the drug be self-administered at home? Or, if someone must administer the drug to the patient, could it be done via a less costly home care service?
2) Review the pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) contract. Look for inconsistent definitions. Ensure the PBM passes all rebates on to the employer plan.
3) Refer participants to patient and copayment assistance programs to receive financial help.