High-cost and specialty medications can significantly drive up a health plan’s costs. By enrolling members in Manufacturer’s Assistance Programs (MAPs) and sourcing drugs internationally, a plan can dramatically reduce these costs, sometimes by up to 80%.
Through MAPs, drug manufacturers sometimes offer medications at huge discounts for members who meet certain financial criteria. International sourcing is exactly what it sounds like: because many drugs are less expensive in other countries, health plans can sometimes buy the drugs internationally and bring them into the United States, effectively getting them at a discount.
Frequency: low-medium (depending on the number of members receiving relevant drugs)
Impact to quality: none
Impact to cost: high
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