Anthem's public spat with Express Scripts has escalated into a lawsuit against the pharmacy benefits management company charging it with failing to pass on prescription drug savings.
As the healthcare industry continues to transition to value-based payment models, insurers and hospital groups increasingly want drug and device manufacturers to link their prices to results.
UnitedHealth Group Inc. will buy Catamaran Corp. for about $12.8 billion and merge it into OptumRx, its pharmacy benefit service, the company announced today. The deal will likely close in the fourth quarter of 2015.
UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) is poised to make a splash in the pharmacy benefits management arena as it signals that it will take back the $11 billion drug benefits business it outsourced to Medco