Government Contract | Washington
Study of the Pharmacy Chain of Supply

Bid Information

Bid Alert No: 00000558700

Bid Title: Study of the Pharmacy Chain of Supply

Agency Bid No. Title: S201709

Received Date: 05/03/2016

Close Date: 05/25/2016

Purchase Type: July 1, 2016 June 30, 2017

Delivery Point:

Delivery Date: Not Stated

Special Notices: Questions Due By 05/11/2016


Specifications include, but are not limited to:Objectives and Scope of Work Study of Pharmacy Chain of Supply The contractor selected as a result of this RFP will complete a study of the pharmacy chain of supply, which (as specified in the legislation) must include, but is not limited to, the following: a)Review the entire drug supply chain including plan and pharmacy benefit managerreimbursements to network pharmacies, wholesaler or pharmacy service administrativeorganization prices to network pharmacies, and drug manufacturer prices to network pharmacies;b)Discuss suggestions that recognize the unique nature of small and rural pharmacies and possibleoptions that support a viable business model that do not increase the cost of pharmacy products;c)Review the availability of all drugs on the maximum allowable cost list or any similar list forpharmacies and provide analysis of the differences in wholesale prices of pharmaceuticals andreimbursement prices;d)Review data submitted to the Department of Revenue under RCW 19.340.100(4)(b), if any, forpatterns and trends in the denials of internal pharmacy benefit manager appeals involvingpharmacies with fifteen or more retail outlets within the state of Washington, under their corporateumbrellas;e)Review the telephone contacts and standards for response times and availability for telephoneinquiries and appeals by pharmacies and providers to pharmacy benefits managers; andf)Review the pharmaceutical acquisition cost from national or regional wholesalers that servepharmacies in Washington, and consider when or whether to make an adjustment and under whatstandards. The review may assess the timing of pharmacy purchases of products and the relative risk of PBM list price changes related to the timing of dispensing the products

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Product Code: 94872

Agency Information

Issuing Agency: Washington State Office of Insurance Commissioner

State: Washington

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: Keith Thunstedt Office of Insurance Commissioner, 5000 Capitol Blvd, Tumwater, Washington, 98501

Phone: 360-725-7035




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