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The Current State of Drug Cost Transparency for Prescribers, Pharmacists, and Patients

Fierce Healthcare featured Blue Shield's Alison Lum on pharmacists' vital role in patient experience and cost-effective care

Alison Lum, vice president of Pharmacy Services at Blue Shield of California, recently co-authored an article with Gemini Health Chief Executive Officer Ed Fotsch for Fierce Healthcare. The article, Drug Cost Savings through Transparency at Every Point of Care, explains the critical role pharmacists play in patient experience and drug cost transparency.

Alison Lum
Alison Lum

“Blue Shield of California (Blue Shield) is leveraging managed care pharmacists in multiple settings, from provider groups to virtual pharmacy partners and their own internal pharmacy staff and generating drug cost savings for members by providing automated identification of dose-mapped and formulary-aligned alternative medications.”

“By collaborating with pharmacists and other members of the care team at key provider groups, with partners, and internally, Blue Shield has created automated tools to identify the most cost-effective medications at every point of care.”

Blue Shield of California is reimagining pharmacy care to ensure every person has safe, equitable access to sustainably affordable prescriptions.

Read the full article here.