The UPMC Health Plan has established the new Center for Value-Based Purchasing for Pharmaceuticals. By leveraging a unique set of assets and resources at UPMC Insurance Services Division, the new group aims to fundamentally change the way medications are paid for in the U.S.

As an initial step, UPMC Health Plan has partnered with RxAnte, Inc., to begin measuring and reporting drug performance in several therapeutic categories of interest. Results will inform the Center for Value-Based Purchasing for Pharmaceuticals as well as clinical program development at UPMC Health Plan.