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Specialty Drug Management
Innovations for Health Plans
May 18-19, 2017, Baltimore, MD

Case Studies & Value Deliverables


Our comprehensive conference agenda provides learning opportunities through carefully curated case studies, panels, and small group roundtable sessions.

Hear in-depth solutions and case studies from your peers—health plan and PBM professionals.

  • Accredo Health Group/Express Scripts Company explores opportunities to decrease specialty spend through innovative approaches in leveraging co-pay assistance programs, formulary, and utilization management.
  • Alignment Health Plan showcases specific solutions and proven intervention examples for improving specialty medication adherence.
  • Cleveland Clinic Health Plan will share their innovative benefit design strategy that includes incentivized medication compliance, integrated population health management, rare disease management and copay care initiatives.
  • CareFirst discusses their holistic approach to specialty drug management, as well as, an internal outcomes study that is producing interesting results.
  • Premera Blue Cross explores personalization models and steps to building successful member relationships for generating engagement.
  • Manatee Your Choice Health Plan shares how it is significantly slowing specialty trend through its award winning specialty medication management program that includes, prior authorization management, pharmacy selection, administration of copay coupons, and continued case management of patients on specialty medications.
  • BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina offers guidance on integrating pharmacy & medical benefits for improved tracking of specialty usage.
  • Independent Health examines the impact of limited dispensing programs, as well as, their organization’s deep dive patient education plan.

The Interactive Panels, Small Group Roundtables, and Receptions provide attendees ample opportunity to network with peers and experts as you share strategies to tackle the key challenges facing specialty pharmacy, such as:

  • How will specialty pharmacy be affected by the new administration?
  • Weighing the value of specialty pharmaceuticals against rising costs
  • Understanding why some specialty pharmaceutical segments are experiencing managed reductions in cost and utilization
  • Leveraging technology advances for specialty medication education and adherence
  • Risk sharing, outcomes-based contracts & other collaboration trends
  • Impact of 3040B
  • Leveraging data analytics for specialty pharmacy

Speaking Faculty

Specialty Pharmacy - Specialty Drug - Specialty Medication - Specialty Pharmaceuticals - Specialty Spend - Specialty Management
Sheila Arquette

Independent Health

Specialty Pharmacy - Specialty Drug - Specialty Medication - Specialty Pharmaceuticals - Specialty Spend - Specialty Management
Gregory Daniel

Duke University

Specialty Pharmacy - Specialty Drug - Specialty Medication - Specialty Pharmaceuticals - Specialty Spend - Specialty Management
Ali Farrokhroo

Alignment Health Plan

Specialty Pharmacy - Specialty Drug - Specialty Medication - Specialty Pharmaceuticals - Specialty Spend - Specialty Management
John Grossomanides

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Specialty Pharmacy - Specialty Drug - Specialty Medication - Specialty Pharmaceuticals - Specialty Spend - Specialty Management
Arif M. Khan

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

Specialty Pharmacy - Specialty Drug - Specialty Medication - Specialty Pharmaceuticals - Specialty Spend - Specialty Management
Leah King

Highmark Inc.

Specialty Pharmacy - Specialty Drug - Specialty Medication - Specialty Pharmaceuticals - Specialty Spend - Specialty Management
Donna Paine

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island

Specialty Pharmacy - Specialty Drug - Specialty Medication - Specialty Pharmaceuticals - Specialty Spend - Specialty Management
Meghan Pasicznyk

Accredo Health Group – An Express Scripts Company

Specialty Pharmacy - Specialty Drug - Specialty Medication - Specialty Pharmaceuticals - Specialty Spend - Specialty Management
Bruce Rogen

Cleveland Clinic Employee Health Plan

Specialty Pharmacy - Specialty Drug - Specialty Medication - Specialty Pharmaceuticals - Specialty Spend - Specialty Management
Jeffrey Schmitt

Cleveland Clinic Employee Health Plan

Specialty Pharmacy - Specialty Drug - Specialty Medication - Specialty Pharmaceuticals - Specialty Spend - Specialty Management
Neil Shah

Blue Cross Blue Shield North Carolina

Specialty Pharmacy - Specialty Drug - Specialty Medication - Specialty Pharmaceuticals - Specialty Spend - Specialty Management
Neal S. Sofian

Premera Blue Cross

Specialty Pharmacy - Specialty Drug - Specialty Medication - Specialty Pharmaceuticals - Specialty Spend - Specialty Management
Frank L. Urbano

AmeriHealth New Jersey

Specialty Pharmacy - Specialty Drug - Specialty Medication - Specialty Pharmaceuticals - Specialty Spend - Specialty Management
Chris Williams

Manatee Your Choice Health Plan

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:


This event is designed for professionals specializing in:

  • Specialty Pharmacy Programs & Administration
  • Specialty Drug Management
  • Pharmacy Management
  • Pharmacy Care management
  • Pharmacy Network Administration
  • Pharmacy Benefit Management
  • Medication Therapy Management
  • Oncology
  • Clinical Pharmacy Services
  • Formulary Management
  • Disease Management
  • Utilization Management
  • Member Engagement
  • Benefit Design

Types of Organizations:

  • Health Plans
  • Provider Sponsored Health Plans
  • PBMs
  • ACOs
  • Integrated Health Networks
  • Federal & State Programs
  • Specialty drug & technology solutions providers
  • Pharmaceutical manufacturers
  • Retail Pharmacies