Christine Solberg Strahl, PharmD, Discusses the Management of New Drugs on the Medical Benefit

Christine Solberg Strahl, PharmD, Specialty Pharmacy Program Manager, HealthPartners, says that by managing specialty drugs before utilization patterns are established there is less member and provider dissatisfaction.

Christine Solberg Strahl, PharmD, Specialty Pharmacy Program Manager, HealthPartners, says that by managing specialty drugs before utilization patterns are established there is less member and provider dissatisfaction. Using medical injectables as an example, Dr Strahl says that there are coding and pricing issues associated when managing new specialty drugs that are administered on the specialty benefit.