Network Participation

Medicare Advantage Cuts to Increase PBM Pressures

Insurers have bet big on Medicare Advantage, but the government is slowly cutting back. Faced with rising medical loss ratios and CMS reimbursement cuts, payors and their PBMs are planning to make up those losses by increasing pharmacy claims audits and unilateral recoupments.

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HLA Wins Network Reinstatement for Illinois Pharmacy

PBMs are increasingly terminating pharmacies for minor infractions of the provider manuals or network enrollment forms. These terminations are contrary to the PBM's obligations under law and the parties' agreements, and may have collateral consequences if the underlying allegations involve wrongdoing. In this case, we profile the steps that led to a successful network reinstatement for an Illinois pharmacy.

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