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Kansas audited its $80 million prescription plan, but it’s still shrouded in mystery [Weekly Roundup]

 News and notes from around the interweb:

  • Kansas audited its $80 million CVS prescription plan, but it’s still shrouded in mysteryKansas paid auditors $100,000 to dig into the more than $160 million it spent in 2018 and 2019 on prescription drugs for state employees, retirees and their families. But experts who follow the pharmaceutical industry say the resulting 16-page report doesn’t tell Kansas whether the health plan — or rather, the taxpayers and public employees who fund it — got a bargain or got gouged.
  • PBM Settles Two Pharmacy Benefit Probes for $71 Million. The settlements, announced on Thursday in statements from the attorneys general in Illinois and Arkansas, are related to claims the pharmacy benefit management business inflated drug costs. The company has resolved similar disputes with Ohio and Mississippi and has reserved $1.1 billion to cover the claims.

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Tyrone Squires, MBA, CPBS

I am the proud founder and managing director of TransparentRx, a fiduciary-model PBM based in Las Vegas, Nevada. We help health plan sponsors reduce pharmacy spend, by as much as 50%, without cutting benefits or shifting costs to employees.

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