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PBMs and RFPs: The Devil is in the Details | Part III

Episode #132



Dr. Jeff Eichholz, MB’s Director of Pharmacy Solutions, reunites with producer Kenzie McEvily and co-host Dave Homan for the third chapter of our enlightening 4-part Pharmacy podcast series. In this episode, our focus turns to Pharmacy Benefit Managers, or PBMs. Dr. Jeff navigates the intricacies of selecting a PBM or vendor and provides invaluable insights into the Request for Proposal (RFP) process. From uncovering crucial details to highlighting potential pitfalls in contract review, Dr. Jeff sheds light on the nuances of managing pharmacy benefits. Join us as we explore the evolving landscape where science, technology, pharmacy, and medications converge to form one of the most utilized healthcare benefits.

About Our Guest

Dr. Jeff Eichholz

Jeff joined MB in October 2023 as Director of Pharmacy Solutions.  He brings more than 20 years of experience as a pharmacist from a variety of backgrounds including retail pharmacy, PBM and pharmacy consulting which provides a unique perspective to evaluate PBM offerings from the member, plan sponsor, PBM and clinician’s perspective.  Over the course of his career, Jeff has developed a deep understanding of the evolving PBM landscape through his roles in account management, formulary and clinical product development and as a pharmacy benefit consultant.  In his current role, Jeff works with our clients, prospects and account teams to assist in the procurement and management of pharmacy benefit management services as well as provide consultation and education regarding plan design, clinical programs, and pharmacy benefit management industry trends. Jeff received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Connect with Dr. Jeff on LinkedIn.

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