(Washington, D.C.) — Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) President and CEO JC Scott issued the following statement on the pending confirmations of three officials of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, nominee for Administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; Andrea Palm, nominee for Deputy Secretary; Melanie Egorin, nominee for Assistant Secretary for Legislation:
“The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, representing America’s pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), looks forward to working collaboratively with the nominees for these key HHS positions in the Biden Administration. Ms. Brooks-LaSure, Ms. Palm, and Ms. Egorin all bring welcome expertise and experience to their respective roles in the department.
We appreciate the Biden Administration’s recent actions to delay and review the rebate rule and will work with the nominees to revoke the rule to help assure Part D enrollees have continued access to affordable Medicare Part D coverage. We also look forward to working with the nominees on policies to reduce prescription drug costs for all Americans.”
PCMA is the national association representing America’s pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). PBMs administer prescription drug plans for more than 266 million Americans who have health insurance from a variety of sponsors including: commercial health plans, self-insured employer plans, union plans, Medicare Part D plans, the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP), state government employee plans, Medicaid plans, and others.