Forum Session

The ABCs of PBMs
October 27, 1999


Robin J. Strongin


This Forum session looked at the history and structure of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) — the common element in administrative and legislative proposals to add an outpatient prescription drug benefit for Medicare beneficiaries. In addition, it focused on the public policy questions raised by the potential use of PBMs in a Medicare milieu.


Peter D. Fox, PhD, President, PDF Incorporated; Terry S. Latanich, Senior Vice President, Merck-Medco Managed Care; Chris O'Flinn, JD, LLM, Manager of Global Benefits, Mobil Corporation; Phonzie Brown, PharmD, Vice President, MIM Health Plans

Related Materials

More information available in the accompanying publication, Issue Brief No. 749.

See also "Pharmacy Benefit Managers: A Model for Medicare?" (Issue Brief 765, July 9, 2001).

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