180.031 Pharmacy Benefit Managers

180.031

Pharmacy Benefit Managers: The Texas Medical Association will (1) gather evidence of the administrative burden placed on physicians and patients by the policies and operating practices of Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) in order to document the impact on medical practices and determine whether the business practices of PBMs comply with state laws and regulations; (2) explore the possibility of legislative action should no state laws or regulations apply to the preauthorization process required by PBMs; and (3) promote cooperation by Texas pharmacists to provide physicians with up-to-date information about prescriptive drugs covered by pharmacy benefit managers and appropriate alternative medications in pharmacy benefit managers' formularies (Amended Res. 401-A-06; reaffirmed CSE Rep. 6-A-16).

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October 07, 2016