This episode will provide members a quick refresher on payer mandated alternative distribution models, commonly known as brown bagging and white bagging. We will review potential risks and benefits inherent to alternative distribution models and explain key factors motivating payers and manufacturers to adopt these methods. Finally, we will focus on certain situations where payer mandated policies can negatively affect patient care and what can be done to avoid such scenarios.
The information presented during the podcast reflects solely the opinions of the presenter. The information and materials are not, and are not intended as, a comprehensive source of drug information on this topic. The contents of the podcast have not been reviewed by ASHP, and should neither be interpreted as the official policies of ASHP, nor an endorsement of any product(s), nor should they be considered as a substitute for the professional judgment of the pharmacist or physician.
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