Express Scripts’ Value-Based Programs Save Plans $4.3B

Express Scripts said it saved enrolled plans some $4.3 billion in 2019 through its SafeGuardRx programs, which combine multiple cost- containment strategies such as value- based contracting and payments from financial guarantees.

The PBM first launched its “cure value” program in 2015 for hepatitis, shortly after the FDA approved Gilead Sciences’ Harvoni (ledipasvir/sofosbuvir), the first among a slate of pricey second-generation hepatitis C therapies.

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