Costly Care: « Unadulterated Greed » – Customers are overpaying on a quarter of all prescriptions.
A new study shows patients are overpaying on prescriptions sometimes because they are using insurance, rather than paying the cash price.\n\nBy: Lee Zurik, Investigate TV Director of Investigations\n\nDrug prices continue going up – and those hikes affect everyone – from patients who are buying their prescriptions to anyone who pays taxes. There are some cases where benefit managers are hiking up costs hundreds or thousands of dollars above the price you’d pay without using insurance.\n\nFor example, one small bottle of a lower dosage generic version of Viagra used to treat low blood pressure costs Louisiana pharmacy manager Gerald Michel $31. At the checkout counter, customers could find a much higher price tag because the pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) told Michel’s family-owned pharmacy to charge the customer more than $2,000.\n\nTo continue reading: http://www.investigatetv.com/report-customers-are-overpaying-on-a-quarter-of-all-prescriptions/
Jonie Isenberg écrit: WE OWN AN INDEPENDENT COMMUNITY PHARMACY. NEEDLESS TO SAY, WE ARE GOING BROKE. THE PHARMACEUTICAL BENEFIT MANAGERS ARE THE ONLY ONES MAKING MONEY. WHEN THEY FOUND OUT THEY COULD CHARGE ANYTHING TO ADJUDICATE A CLAIM, THEY FOUND THE POT OF GOLD AT THE END OF THE RAINBOW. I HOPE THE BILLS SIGNED THIS WEEK BY PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL START THE CHANGE. I NEVER HEARD HIM MENTION THE PHARMACEUTICAL BENEFIT MANAGERS, SO WE WILL SEE. THE PBM'S HAVE MADE A FORTUNE SINCE THEY FOUND THEY COULD ASK ANY PRICE TO ADJUDICATE A CLAIM AND NO ONE COULD FIND OUT HOW MUCH THEY REALLY PROFITED.