Archimedes Offers Webinar for Employers and Payers

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Do Integrated PBMs Provide a Better Model for Specialty Drug Management?

Archimedes, LLC, a specialty drug management company, today announced an upcoming webinar to present its latest research findings on the value of integrated PBM models for specialty drug management. The company provides such educational events to offer insights to organizations seeking the best practices in managing benefits for specialty drugs.

As employers struggle to control rapidly increasing specialty drug costs, some are considering integrated models, in which a single organization manages specialty medications across the pharmacy and medical benefits. Recognizing that 40%-50% of specialty drug expenditure is paid under the medical benefit, integrated models are often suggested as a way to address challenges associated with coordinated management, such as ensuring equivalent drug coverage across benefits.

However, determining whether integrated models actually work as intended may be difficult for employers who are challenged to distinguish between evidence based on sound information and inflated marketing messages. This webinar, will review the latest evidence on the value of integrated models for specialty drug management. Topics to be presented include:

  • Overview of an integrated PBM model—what are the distinguishing characteristics of an effective integrated model for specialty drug management?
  • Critical review of published studies—what evidence supports or refutes the use of integrated models in specialty drug management?
  • Five key measures—how can an employer determine the value of an integrated PBM model for specialty drugs?
  • Archimedes’ latest research—how do PBMs measure up on these key performance measures?

Brenda Motheral, PhD, an industry thought leader with more than 20 years in executive leadership positions in pharmacy benefit management, will be leading the webinar on May 9th, 2017, from 12-1pm CST. To register, go to

About Archimedes
Archimedes is a healthcare technology and services company that helps employers, payers, and Taft-Hartley funds manage specialty drug costs. Archimedes is headquartered in Franklin, TN. More info at

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