These talking points are in opposition to MD-HB1121 (AWP) and explain why the bill would take away cost savings provided by preferred pharmacies in a network by mandating that all pharmacies in the network have the opportunity to agree to the same terms and conditions regardless of their qualifications to do so. Health plans and PBMs rely on selective contracting with pharmacies to achieve the highest quality and savings for patients while maintaining wide member access to retail pharamcies. These preferred networks are distinguished from standard networks through Exclusivity, Enhanced Level of Services,Emphasis on Quality, Value-Based Innovation, and REduction of Fraud, Waste and Abuse.