Most-Read Conference Coverage of 2021

Readers were interested in what pharmacy benefit managers are doing and content that came out of the ISPOR annual meeting in 2021.

PBM Leaders: A Conversation with Ken Paulus, CEO and President of Prime Therapeutics, Part 2


In the second part of an interview with Managing Editor Peter Wehrwein, Paulus talks about the role of PBMs and aligning providers with payers.


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ISPOR: Matthew Reynolds of IQVIA Addresses Potential Overuse of Telehealth


Matthew Reynolds, PhD, vice president of real-world evidence at IQVIA, discusses his appreciation for telehealth and remote care, but feels over the next year or so we're going to be seeing more studies come out questioning if some telehealth is needed in certain areas. The discussion came from findings of a recent paper with the National Pharmaceutical Council on how COVID-19 affected real-world data and research.


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PBM Leaders: A Conversation with Ken Paulus, Prime Therapeutics President and CEO, Part 3


In the third part of an interview with Managed Healthcare Executive®, Paulus discusses Prime's collaboration with Express Scripts, the GPO they co-own and bringing some uniformity to the pharmacy benefit management of the 23 health plans that Prime services.


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ISPOR: Are Value-based Programs Finishing What Fee-for-Service Couldn't?


Dr. Vivian Lee of Verily Life Sciences addresses if value-based care programs have steered U.S healthcare away from the problems of fee-for-service at a virtual ISPOR meeting today. Lee also shares her thoughts on if the pandemic changed her views of American healthcare.


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6 Takeaways From 2021 PBMI Annual National Conference


The specialty drug spend and data flow and connectivity were among the themes of the presentations given at the hybrid conference this week in Orlando, Florida.


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