The Next HIX Challenge: Formulary, Network Comparison Tools

Left as-is, current exchange formuarly and network search technology has the potential for a lot of consumer dissatisfaction and backlash.

Left as-is, current exchange formuarly and network search technology has the potential for a lot of consumer dissatisfaction and backlash.

In just under half of the public exchanges, it is “difficult or impossible” for shoppers to figure out which drugs are covered by health plans, researchers at Avalere Health found in a study of 12 state-based and five federally-run exchanges.

In eight exchanges, plan formularies are either difficult to access, such as in Florida and New York, or almost impossible to find, with no online links to the drug lists in California, Massachusetts, Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington and Washington D.C.

In nine of the exchanges studied, formularies are at least moderately accessible, Avalere researchers found in the study, funded by Pfizer.

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Source: Healthcare Payer News