Using Pharmacy Networks in Medicaid Could Save Arizona $275 Million
A new report estimates that greater use of lower cost pharmacy networks could save Arizona’s Medicaid program $275 million without reducing access or the quality of benefits patients receive.
Arizona Medicaid is already optimizing drug benefits in the following areas:
- Increasing the use of generic drugs;
- Negotiating market-based pharmacy dispensing fees;
- Encouraging the use of more affordable, preferred brands;
- Reducing drug diversion, polypharmacy, fraud, and waste.