What Do PBMs, Health Plans Value When Selecting a Specialty Pharmacy Partner?

Elvin Montanez, PharmD, chief operations officer at BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy, discusses what pharmacy benefit managers look for in a specialty pharmacy.

Montanez: I think PBMs are really looking for specialty pharmacies that can be very nimble around their priorities. It varies with each payer and PBM platform. They may have a very different strategy or unique strategy that they’re looking for in 2017.

A specialty pharmacy that is very nimble around their strategies and is able to meet their value, as they define it, is very important.