Arkansas warns PBMs to stop charging illegal fees

NCPA August 22, 2022

In a recently released bulletin, the Arkansas Insurance Commissioner made clear to PBMs that they are prohibited from charging pharmacies any fees related to network participation, including pharmacy credentialing or re-credentialing fees. The bulletin was released in response to complaints from pharmacies about these illegal fees. This highlights the importance of reaching out to your state insurance commissioner when you believe a PBM is violating the law. NCPA has resources to make filing complaints easier.