(Washington, DC)— The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) released the following statement on the recently released Essential Health Benefits (EHB) bulletin from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS):

“PCMA is encouraged that the HHS bulletin notes that EHB plans will have some design flexibility on pharmacy benefits and other issues. PCMA hopes that as HHS moves forward with regulations, it recognizes that relying on a market-based approach used successfully in the commercial market allows for greater flexibility and innovation.”