March 24, 2018

WorkCompRecap: Reining in Repackaging!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of a new whitepaper from Healthesystems covering outcome results from their repackaged drug and physician dispensing management program. Developed in 2008, the program targets lowering costs and utilization with strategies including subjecting all repackaged and physician dispensed prescriptions to the identical drug utilization review and clinical edits that are applied to prescriptions processed online via a retail pharmacy.

The paper notes that Healthesystems’ analytics and forensics based approach to identifying the origin and cost for each repackaged drug in order to adjudicate it to the lowest allowable amount has helped deliver savings exceeding 80% in certain states and over 60% nationally.

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