Resources

  1. The Fiduciary and CAA Compliance Issues at Stake in the Ann Lewandowski v. Johnson & Johnson Case

    Why the Suit was Filed Did you know that in the United States, the cost of insulin, [...]

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  2. Mark Cuban Urges Business Leaders to Reevaluate Health Care Spending

    Billionaire entrepreneur and Cost Plus Drugs co-founder Mark Cuban is urging business leaders to take a hard [...]

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  3. A Conversation with Greg Baker, CEO of AffirmedRx

    Within health care, few areas have garnered as much attention and scrutiny as pharmacy benefit management (PBM). [...]

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  4. Pharmacy Benefit Managers, Prescription Drug Costs and the Future of Pharmacy Benefits

    Pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) are a vital component of the health care sector, responsible for negotiating and [...]

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  5. How to Grade Your PBM

    Pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) play a pivotal role in the health of your employees, and as an [...]

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  6. PBM Solutions: Flexible Technologies That Drive Change

    Too many pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) continue to use antiquated technology, and their operating systems fall further [...]

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  7. The Benefit Summary with Greg Baker | PBM Transparency | AffirmedRx

    Greg Baker, CEO of AffirmedRx, sat down with host Matt Monahan on The Benefit Summary and dove [...]

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  8. Biosimilars, Gene Therapy and Cell Therapy: Greg Baker PBGH ’23 Webinar Series 3

    In the third installment of the PBGH ’23 webinar series, the spotlight was on biosimilars, gene therapy [...]

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  9. Hidden Excess: Greg Baker PBGH ’23 Webinar Series 2

    In the Pittsburg Business Group on Health’s second PBM educational webinar, Greg Baker, CEO of AffirmedRx, explored [...]

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  10. Follow the Money: Greg Baker PBGH ’23 Webinar Series 1

    In a recent webinar, Greg Baker, CEO of AffirmedRx, offered valuable insights into the intricate landscape of [...]

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  11. AffirmedRx is a 2022 Climate Smart Certified Business

    AffirmedRx is proud to announce that we are a 2022 Climate Smart Certified business – transforming into [...]

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  12. Empowering Employers: Unveiling the Importance of Transparency in PBM Data Analytics

    Employers, who bear a significant responsibility in ensuring the well-being of their employees, have found themselves at [...]

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  13. A Case Study in Proactive Care Management | Leveraging Modern Technology to Lead the Way

    Pharmacy Benefit Management implementations seldom go off without a hitch, frustrating you and your members. The pressing [...]

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  14. Introducing Transparency-Rx | Bringing Transparency to the PBM Industry

    Transparency-Rx is here! Transparency-Rx is a coalition of transparent Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) coming together to fix [...]

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  15. Prioritizing Patients over Profits: A Comprehensive Guide to Evaluating Your PBM’s Commitment to Patient-Centric Health Care

    In the intricate web of health care management, the role of Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) has become [...]

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  16. Embarking on a Journey of Growth and Discovery: Insights from our Sales Operations Internship Experience

    We were fortunate to engage in a discussion about the experience of our Sales Operations Intern at [...]

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  17. How PBM Contracts Use Misleading & Opaque Language

    In today’s ever-evolving health care landscape, pharmacy benefit plans play a crucial role in managing medication costs [...]

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  18. PBGH, AffirmedRx and Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drugs Launch Partnership Liberate Pittsburgh Employers from High-cost PBMs

    Game-Changing Alliance Revolutionizes Pharmacy Benefits, Enables Organizations and Employees to Have Greater Access, More Affordable Rx Options [...]

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  19. Upholding the PBM Fiduciary Duty: A Patient-Centric Approach

    In the complex landscape of health care, pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) play a crucial role in managing [...]

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  20. AffirmedRx and Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM) Partner to Improve Employer Benefit Model & Health Outcomes

    LOUISVILLE, KY, UNITED STATES, July 18, 2023 — LOUISVILLE, Ky, July 18, 2023 – AffirmedRx, a Kentucky-based leading [...]

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  21. The AffirmedRx Grading System: Check Your PBM Performance

    The AffirmedRx team has developed a grading system that will allow you to check your PBM performance [...]

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  22. More Transparency Needed in Health Care, House Members Told

    — Lack of data from hospitals, PBMs in the spotlight at hearing “The idea that (traditional) PBMs [...]

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  23. Letter from the CEO

    May 25, 2023 What an extraordinary time we are living through, as we undergo a global transition [...]

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  24. The Industry-Wide PBM Issues of Today

    The pharmacy benefit industry continues to become increasingly complex as time goes on. The driver of PBM [...]

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  25. How Mark Cuban’s Cost Plus Drug Company Keeps Pharmacy Costs Low: Drug Price Transparency

    The pharmaceutical industry is riddled with unnecessary middlemen and unethical pricing games. Regarding health care, we believe [...]

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  26. Understanding the Differences: Biosimilar Versus Generic Medications

    The pharmaceutical industry is consistently evolving to meet the needs of patients, PBMs and health care providers, [...]

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  27. PBM GPOs—Does Your PBM Have a GPO and Do You Know Who They Are? (The Answers are “Yes” and Likely “No”)

    Traditional Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) are intentionally opaque with their pricing. The language surrounding their programs speak [...]

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  28. Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company and EmsanaRx Forge Partnership to Make Lower-Cost Medicines Available to Employers

    Unique new relationship will expand on Cost Plus Drugs’ direct-to-consumer success providing transparency, access and greater affordability [...]

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  29. AffirmedRx Client Update and FAQ

    Read Full Client Update and FAQ Here!

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  30. Greg Baker, EmsanaRx CEO Selected for BenefitsPRO Luminaries Class of 2022

    Greg Baker, EmsanaRx CEO Selected for BenefitsPRO Luminaries Class of 2022 LOUISVILLE, KY, US, October 21, 2022 [...]

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  31. The Three Ways PBMs Make Money: Rebates, Admin Fees and Spread

    When working with a Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM), it is important to understand exactly how they extract [...]

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  32. What is a Public Benefit Corporation?

    AffirmedRx is not in business just for the money. We care about our patients and work to [...]

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  33. EmsanaRx Announces Strategic Partnership with Levrx to Combat Rising Costs of Prescriptions

    Bringing innovative technology to the health care experience, one prescription at a time. LOUISVILLE, KY, UNITED STATES, [...]

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  34. EmsanaRx and Cleveland Clinic Collaborate to Bring Transparency to Pharmacy Benefits

    Health system will serve as advisor under new agreement focused on improving access to and cost of [...]

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  35. EmsanaRx Named One of Business Leaders Review’s Ten Most Trustworthy Companies of The Year 2022

    EmsanaRx: Transforming Lives with Innovative Health Care Solutions EmsanaRx is excited to announce we have been named [...]

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  36. EmsanaRx has been named in the Top 10 Pharmacy Management Solutions Providers for 2022!

    We are truly honored to announce that EmsanaRx has been named in Healthcare Tech Outlook Magazine’s Top [...]

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  37. What is a PBM?

    What is a Pharmacy Benefits Manager (PBM)? Pharmacy Benefits Managers work on behalf of a self-insured employer [...]

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  38. EmsanaRx Joins CivicaScript to Make Lower-Cost Generic Medicines Available to its Pharmacy Benefit Members

    CivicaScriptTM, which is dedicated to bringing lower-cost generic medicines to U.S. consumers, and EmsanaRx, PBC, the only [...]

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  39. EmsanaRx, True Choice America and Exponent Health Announce Partnership to Provide Innovative Pharmacy Benefit Management Model

    True Choice America and Exponent Health Partnerships Will Enable EmsanaRx to Increase Transparency and Further Innovate for [...]

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  40. 8 Things Employers Should Know About Their Pharmacy Benefit Managers

    By: Greg Baker, Chief Executive Officer of AffirmedRx Pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) ostensibly work on behalf of [...]

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  41. Experts Highlight Employer Strategies to Improve Care Quality, Affordability

    Representatives from employers, pharmacy benefit managers, and others discussed methods of improving pharmacy access and affordability in [...]

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  42. EmsanaRx Selects RxSense to Power Its PBM for Large Employers

    RxSense Enterprise Technology for Pharmacy Benefits Will Enable EmsanaRx to Unlock Value-Based Cost Savings for Large Employer [...]

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  43. How Do Pharma/PBM Contracts Play Role in Rebate Leakage? Part 2

    Pharma manufacturers depend on contracts with PBMs — and, increasingly, their group purchasing organizations (GPOs) — to [...]

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  44. How Do Pharma/PBM Contracts Play Role in Rebate Leakage? Part 1

    Gaining market access for therapies is key to pharma manufacturers’ success. And it’s not merely access but [...]

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  45. Purchaser Business Group on Health Launches New Company, Emsana Health, to Develop Solutions that Meet the Specific Needs of Large Employers

    Frustrated by Unmet Needs and Out-of-Control Costs, National Employer Group Launches a New Company and its First [...]

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  46. Pharmacy Benefit Manager EmsanaRx Converts to a Public Benefit Corporation

    EmsanaRx aligns legal charter with company’s long-term commitment to improve health care outcomes by bringing integrity, clarity [...]

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  47. Employer Group Launches Pharmacy Benefit Management Business

    A nonprofit coalition of nearly 40 companies, including U.S. retailers Walmart (WMT.N) and Costco (COST.O), said on Monday it had [...]

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  48. eTech Insight – EmsanaRx to Challenge Powerful PBMs

    Pharmacy Benefit Management Companies Deliver Questionable Value Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) companies participate in the drug distribution [...]

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  49. FSIC AIOF Press Release – FSIC American Innovation and Opportunity Fund (AIOF) and EmsanaRx Announce an Innovative Health Equity Initiative

    Today, the American Innovation and Opportunity Fund (AIOF), in conjunction with pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) EmsanaRx, announced [...]

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  50. Drug Price Reporting Rules Foiled by Supply Chain Loopholes

    Overseas companies tied to drug industry don’t send data Entities with health system don’t know what others [...]

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  51. A Group Backed by Huge Companies Like Walmart and Boeing Is Fighting Back Against the Drug-Industry Middlemen in Trouble for Overcharging Customers

    Companies that provide healthcare coverage to their workers are fed up with the controversial ways drug-industry middlemen [...]

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  52. Wall Street Journal, Pharmacy Benefit Manager launches

    A pair of new companies are being launched to tackle high drug costs, the latest sign of [...]

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  53. Large Employers Launch PBM

    An employer group is also starting a company to manage prescription-drug benefits as frustration mounts with the [...]

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