As Step Therapy Use Grows, Opinions Vary on Its Usefulness

Step therapy has long been a go-to utilization management strategy for payers, as it is often applied to specialty drugs.

But as more and more costly medications come onto the market, the practice has become nearly ubiquitous, prompting some pushback from various stakeholders, including providers, patients and manufacturers.

Angela Maas

Angela has an extensive background of editing, reporting and writing for trade and consumer publications. She has written Radar on Specialty Pharmacy (formerly called Specialty Pharmacy News) since she joined AIS Health in 2005 and has broad knowledge of the various issues at play within the space. Before joining AIS Health, she was managing editor at Employee Benefit News and Employee Benefit News Canada and managing editor at HemAware (a hemophilia publication), Lupus Living and Momentum (a multiple sclerosis publication). She has a B.A. in English and an M.A. in British literature from Arizona State University.

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