Transparency in Prescription Drug Costs to Help Patients Save Money
8:30am - 9:30amWednesday, February 13
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center
In a consumer-oriented world, why are we still surprised by the out-of-pocket cost of our medications? How many of us simply leave the prescription behind and become part of the “non-adherence” statistic due to cost? Hear Troy Brennan, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of CVS Health, and Tom Skelton, CEO of Surescripts, two trail-blazing innovators in pharmacy, healthcare and health information technology, talk about how making prescription drug cost and drug benefit plan information available to patients, prescribers and pharmacists can help improve health care engagement. In fact, early results show that this type of transparency is transforming the prescription decision-making process for physicians, pharmacists and patients by supporting and enabling a consumer-driven market-place that ultimately helps patients save money on their medications.
Discuss current prescription pricing trends and impacts on prescribers and patients
Define key imperatives to help spur widespread adoption of prescription price transparency practices and ensure it is effective and impactful to both patients and prescribers
Demonstrate measurable impact of prescription price transparency and how it has improved efficiency and reduced costs