Shift Shapers Podcast

05 Nov 2018

Ep #239: Making PBMs Fully Transparent with Kent Thomas

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Pharmacy costs are increasing exponentially – some estimate that they will soon represent more than a quarter of all plan spend. Yet this portion of the industry is so opaque that it is nearly impossible to accurately understand what, exactly, is being paid – and where those payments actually go. Our guest on this episode is Kent Thomas, founder of Pharmatrix, a marketing firm focused on creating a fiduciary-like environment where PBMs become fully transparent.

What You’ll Learn From this Episode:

  • Defining terms such as spread pricing, AWP, rebates, etc.
  • The challenges advisors face speaking with prospects and clients
  • Who controls the market today, and why that matters
  • Beyond prescribing – the importance of clinical expertise
  • How a “fiduciary-like” model works for everyone

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