In the United States, health insurers have been grappling with a surge in pharmacy coverage over the past year as consumers demand access to health care services they once didn’t receive.
The new rules set out to protect insurers’ profits by ensuring that they don’t charge more for pharmacy services than other healthcare providers, including doctors and hospitals.
The rules were expected to be announced by the end of March, but they were delayed by a court challenge to one of the rules.
In the meantime, insurers are scrambling to find new ways to protect their bottom lines.
“There’s a lot of confusion and misinformation out there,” said Michael Pate, chief operating officer at Alliance Health, a health insurer in the Dallas area.
“The problem is they don