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Managed market surveyor (MMS) suite

Accurate, hyper local lives data for the key influencers in managed care.

DRG’s Managed Market Surveyor Suite provides the most comprehensive view into the intricate managed markets landscape by offering the most complete, clear, and accurate picture of lives and affiliations with data for all three key patient access influencers:

  • Payers
  • PBMs
  • Employers


Get the most accurate and detailed payer, PBM, and employer data—all from the same source.

Data collection methodology built on the legacy of HealthLeaders-InterStudy (HLI)—the industry’s first covered lives provider.


Managed Market Surveyor (MMS) — insured lives by payer, PBM, and geography

Pharmacy Benefit Evaluator (PBE) — Payer-PBM affiliations and payer pharmacy benefit information

Employer Vantage (EV) — employer lives, locations, and PBM/payer affiliations


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Use the MMS Suite to plan and optimize your market access strategies using deeper payer insights than ever before. Customize, analyze, and share information quickly, easily, and effectively with consolidated, integrated data that lets you look deeper, see clearer, and work better.

Look More Deeply

  • Identify top PBMs and payers by any category of lives at different geographic levels
  • View PBM/payer enrollment across all payer types, big and small (Commercial Fully Insured, Commercial Self Insured, Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Low Income Subsidy, Medicaid, etc.)
  • Understand PBM affiliations for every payer
  • Dive deeper into our payer pharmacy benefit data set
    • Formulary structure, benefit design, and specialty co-insurance by payer type
    • Prescriptions by delivery channel, and by drug category
  • Compare which entities manage formularies in a specific geography and for how many lives

See More Clearly

  • Pinpoint the source of formulary control
  • Quantify and assess the impact of reimbursement and formulary decisions
  • Evaluate competitive trends between payers
  • Understand and analyze the benefits being offered by employers
  • See which payers and PBMs are contracted by employers in different geographies
  • Explore the most common benefit design
  • Identify the largest employers at a state or sub-state level

Work More Effectively

  • Accurately size your market
  • Identify targets and design your strategy
  • Truly understand your payer accounts so you can tactically deploy effective engagement strategies
  • Communicate insights to your team by exporting rich visualizations and underlying data

Tested, Trusted, Timely, and Thorough.

Trusted by government agencies and by the largest health insurers in the U.S. to track their own performance, DRG’s Managed Market Surveyor Suite provides hard, reliable data—not the models offered by other industry platforms.

Have confidence in your account targeting and engagement strategies knowing that you’re leveraging the most accurate enrollment data to size your local markets, pinpoint your most valuable customers, and identify your biggest opportunities.



Medical and pharmacy covered lives data at the national, state, MSA, and county levels to better inform strategic planning and resource allocation.

Managed Market Surveyor enables you to understand U.S. healthcare coverage dynamics to identify the best markets for your products. With DRG’s managed care database of medical and pharmacy lives—viewable by insurer and geography—you can easily:

  • Align account teams to your payer strategy using comprehensive lives data
  • Size markets to efficiently allocate your resources
  • Gain a deep understanding of your key payer accounts

By providing hard data from payers instead of the models offered by competitive platforms, Managed Market Surveyor provides the most accurate data on the market, particularly at more granular, local geographies.

  • Avoid gaps by seeing every covered life in the US without duplication
  • Value the data integrity built by our 20+ year payer relationships and rigorous validation methodology
  • Use our intuitive summaries for quicker analysis




Comprehensive analysis of national and local health plans pharmacy benefit offerings to help you identify the payers and PBMs that offer the greatest return for partnering.

Pharmacy Benefit Evaluator gives you a deeper understanding of your managed care customer and their pharmacy benefits by delivering the most comprehensive PBM affiliations data alongside benefit structure information including:

  • Payer/PBM affiliations by function, line of business, and geography
  • How the payer controls access to drugs, including:
    • Prescription split between retail, mail, and specialty
    • Tiers
    • Co-pays
    • Formulary Management
  • Enrollment by benefit design type
  • Profiles of the most influential PBMs written by our analysts




Provides a complete snapshot of the health benefits for the largest U.S. employers to help you fully understand the employer/insurance provider relationship and assess employee participation.

The ideal complement to the payer and PBM data of Managed Market Surveyor and Pharmacy Benefit Evaluator, Employer Vantage gives you invaluable insights into the influence of employers on the prescribing of brand name drugs.


Have confidence in the accuracy and applicability of your lives data

The HealthLeaders-InterStudy (HLI) lives data delivered in the Managed Market Surveyor Suite gives you the tools to make more informed and confident decisions. Let DRG’s holistic approach enhance your market access strategies by ensuring your data is accurate, actionable, and up-to-date.

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