Managing the Specialty Pipeline

Building blocks to help guide specialty cost management effort.

Featured Presenter: Surya Singh, MD
Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Specialty Pharmacy

The specialty drug pipeline is robust with novel and breakthrough therapies for many disease states. New treatments offer additional options and hope, but can also add significant costs. Careful monitoring and management of the pipeline can help payors effectively manage costs.

Key cost control strategies Dr. Singh discussed at the 2017 Forum include new-to-market blocks, utilization management and price protection. View more 2017 Forum highlights here.

Considerations for your business
  • Have rising prices and utilization for specialty medications increased spend for your plan?
  • Do your formulary and utilization management programs direct utilization toward the most cost-effective treatments?
  • Has your plan maximized utilization of available specialty generics and biosimilars?
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