The Future of the Drug Benefit: Is It Sustainable?

In this “30,000-foot” view of the drug benefit, a widely respected industry executive shares his perspective on its past, present, and future. Topics to be addressed include long-term trends; changes in store for plans in light of current and pipeline blockbuster drugs; and best practices to promote and maintain a benefit that maintains sustainable access to clinically important medications.

Presenters: Steven G. Avey, RPh, MS, FAMCP, Vice President, Specialty Pharmacy Programs, MedImpact Healthcare Systems, Inc.
Host: PBMI Annual Drug Benefit Conference
Date: March 2, 2015

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Implementing an Integrated Prescription Discount Program

Are your members tired of spending full retail price for medications excluded from the covered benefit? Health plans/insurers are usually limited in providing prescription drug coverage to members to what's included in the covered benefit. This leaves some medications uncovered by the funded benefit. Learn how an integrated prescription benefit can address this problem. By providing discounted coverage for prescriptions not covered by the benefit, you can collect more complete pharmacy information and help improve member satisfaction.

Presenters: Lori Jacobson, RPh, Vice President, Account Management, MedImpact Healthcare Systems, Inc.; Paige Berger, Senior Vice President, Client and Business Relations, ScriptSave
Host: America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
Date: Oct. 28, 2014

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Hepatitis C Management and Potential Cost-saving Strategies

The new hepatitis C drug Sovaldi is being hailed as a potential breakthrough treatment for a disease that affects about 3.2 million Americans. It's also vexing payors, who worry about the drug's $1,000 per day price tag. This presentation features strategies and tactics to help payers effectively manage hepatitis C therapies for their members. The methods presented can help payors reduce unnecessary drug utilization and costs associated with the hepatitis C therapeutic category.

Presenters: Steven G. Avey, Vice President, Specialty Pharmacy, MedImpact Healthcare Systems, Inc.; Mike Hernandez, Director, Clinical Analytics and Data Consulting, US Bioservices
Host: America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
Date: Sept. 10, 2014

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Pharmacy-based Interventions to Improve Overall Star Ratings

Explore pharmacy-based strategies and real-world case studies to help improve Star Ratings.

Presenters: David Brody, M.D., Medical Director, Denver Health Managed Care Plans; Bimal Patel, PharmD, MS, Director, Health Outcomes for MedImpact
Host: MedImpact at America's Health Insurance Plans' (AHIP) Medicare Conference
Date: Sept. 23, 2013

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What's Your Path to Four Stars or Higher?

Learn strategies to develop a path to 4 Stars or higher, including methods to simulate calculation for final Star Ratings and the importance of comparing completed calendar year key Medicare Part D Star Ratings clinical measures to forecasted future scenarios.

Presenter: Bimal Patel, PharmD, MS, Director of Health Outcomes
Sponsor: America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
Date: Sept. 5, 2013
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