Drug Trend Reports: Quick Summary Of Big Three PBMs

“Comparative” is a very loose word to use here since each PBM has a slightly different approach to their analysis.

But, while it’s truly impossible to compare apples to apples and I will continue to argue that trend may be an irrelevant metric, I know may consultants and others are focused on these metrics.

With that in mind, I pulled the trend numbers (overall and specialty) along with the generic fill rate from the Express Scripts, CVS Caremark, and Prime Therapeutics trend reports.

 

Overall Rx Trend

Specialty Trend

GFR

CVS Caremark

2.2%

19.1%

74.1%

Express Scripts

2.7%

17.1%

75.0%

Prime Therapeutics

1.3%

20.1%

74.7%

Notes:

  • I used the CVS Caremark health plan overall and specialty trend data which I thought would be most comparable to Prime’s data.
  • Express Scripts reports their overall trend (without specialty) being 0.1%.
  • CVS Caremark provides a break out of trend along with best practices by sector (see below).

     

Advertisements

No comments yet... Be the first to leave a reply!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: