The Resource Federal Employees Health Benefits Program : enrollee cost sharing for selected specialty prescription drugs, [John E. Dicken]

Federal Employees Health Benefits Program : enrollee cost sharing for selected specialty prescription drugs, [John E. Dicken]

Label
Federal Employees Health Benefits Program : enrollee cost sharing for selected specialty prescription drugs
Title
Federal Employees Health Benefits Program
Title remainder
enrollee cost sharing for selected specialty prescription drugs
Statement of responsibility
[John E. Dicken]
Title variation
  • Enrollee cost sharing for selected specialty prescription drugs
  • FEHBP coverage of specialty prescription drugs
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Recent increases in prescription drug costs have been fueled in part by the high and rising cost of specialty prescription drugs. Specialty prescription drugs are typically used to treat chronic or life-threatening conditions, such as multiple sclerosis and cancer, for which few other treatment options exist. The drugs typically have few competitors or generic alternatives and may require frequent dosage adjustment, special storage, patient education, or special methods of administration, such as by injection. Costs for specialty prescription drugs are usually high, typically ranging from $1,200 to $40,000 for a 30-day supply. Health plans, including those participating in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP), which covers nearly 8 million federal employees, dependents, and retirees, provide coverage for many specialty drugs. Enrollees may be required to pay a portion of specialty drug costs through a copayment, a flat dollar amount, or coinsurance, a percentage share of the drug's actual costs. To manage the high and rising costs of these drugs, some health plans have begun to require enrollees to contribute a greater share of their costs, such as by increasing the use of coinsurance. You asked us to examine the costs that FEHBP enrollees may incur for specialty prescription drugs. In this report we describe cost-sharing requirements and limits for specialty drugs covered by FEHBP plans
Cataloging source
DID
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dicken, John E
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
United States
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (U.S.)
  • Prescription pricing
  • Pharmaceutical services insurance
  • Insurance premiums
  • Government employees' health insurance
Label
Federal Employees Health Benefits Program : enrollee cost sharing for selected specialty prescription drugs, [John E. Dicken]
Link
http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS114574
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from p.1 title screen (GAO, viewed June 19, 2009)
  • "April 30, 2009."
  • "GAO-09-517R."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17616900
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (9 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Federal Employees Health Benefits Program : enrollee cost sharing for selected specialty prescription drugs, [John E. Dicken]
Link
http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS114574
Publication
Note
  • Title from p.1 title screen (GAO, viewed June 19, 2009)
  • "April 30, 2009."
  • "GAO-09-517R."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17616900
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (9 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote

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