DIR Fees

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The original intent of DIR fees was to pass rebate savings from PBMs to Medicare. However, DIR fees have found their way into Commercial network arrangements and have been adversely affecting profit margins of retail pharmacies.

Having the right tools to understand the impact DIR fees have on the pharmacy business – along with measuring loss files and calculating generic effective rates (GERs) based on acquisition cost –  is vital to sustained growth and profitability.

Predictive Acquisition Cost (PAC) is a pricing solution that tracks a more accurate drug acquisition cost and helps to manage the impact of DIR fees. PAC provides an easier way to understand how DIR fees are affecting your bottom-line performance and allows you to take actions that benefit pharmacy operations.

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