Modernizing Medicaid pharmacy benefits could save the federal government $43 billion and states $31.4 billion over the next decade, while the need for savings will only grow as millions of enrollees gain coverage, writes Mark Merritt, the president and CEO of the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association. "In our health care system, our goal should be to focus on better care at lower costs. Improving Medicaid pharmacy benefits offers a place to start," Merritt writes.

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