Published in American Journal of Managed Care
As physicians, the health of our patients is always our first consideration. But unfortunately, patients aren’t always permitted to benefit from the treatment plan that physicians prescribe. Some patients are forced to try one or more medications that end up not helping them before insurers will allow the recommended treatment path.
This process is called “fail first” or step therapy, and is intended to control costs associated with prescription drugs by starting with less expensive drug therapies and then progressing to other costlier therapies only if necessary. Read More >>