Drug List/Formulary Management

The Ascend Rx formulary development process combines clinical and financial decision making that focuses on creating a preferred drug list that delivers clinical integrity and competitive pricing within the pharmacy benefit. The Pharmacy & Therapeutics committee reviews new drugs to determine formulary placement. First-tier products are available in generic formulations; second-tier products are single-source brands that deliver clinical and economic value; third-tier products are multi-source brands, or single source brands with a lower value profile. In some therapeutic classes, some drugs are excluded from coverage due to prescribing guidelines and financial factors. The formulary is just one of a full suite of Pharmacy Benefit Management services available through Ascend.

ARE YOU READY TO DISCUSS YOUR BENEFIT PLAN WITH AN EXPERT?