A recent white paper by Steven Pearson, founder and president of the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER), et al. looks at three alternatives to the current rebate system.
The three alternatives proposed in the paper are:
- 100 percent pass-through of rebates and fees to plan sponsors;
- Retaining retroactive rebates but requiring that patients share in rebates at the point of sale; and
- Eliminating retroactive rebates and replacing the current structure with upfront discounts.
To read the full paper on Future Medicine, click here.