AHLA 101: Pharmacy Benefit Managers


Pharmacy Benefit Managers 101: Who They Are and What They Do

Presented by:

Gregory S. Mitchell 

Robert N. Rabecs

Cori Turner


This  AHLA member only complimentary on-demand program is designed to provide legal counsel and others with a basic understanding of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). The growth in prescription drug coverage has led to increased complexity in the delivery and reimbursement of medications. PBMs are organizations which address this complexity by impacting most aspects of the pharmaceutical supply chain. The Trump Administration's recently announced initiative to reduce prescription drug costs recognizes the important role that these organizations play. Consequently, it's essential for counsel to have a basic understanding of a PBM's role and the laws governing its activities. This program is relevant not only for PBM attorneys, but also for counsel who represent the numerous entities and individuals directly impacted by PBM operations, including health plans, employers, third party administrators, pharmacies, drug manufacturers, drug wholesalers and patients.  

Note: You must be an AHLA member to access the AHLA 101s. If you are an AHLA member you will be able to self-enroll in the course. Please select the Register button, and then self-enroll based on your member level. If you need assistance registering, please contact agreene@americanhealthlaw.org.