June 29, 2016


   

Employer Forum on Pharmacy Benefits & Specialty Drugs

Finding the Truth in Vendor Transparency, Rebates, Contracting & Premium Relief to Stay in the Game

191 N Wacker Drive, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606

June 29, 2016  •  8:30AM - 4:30PM CT

8:30AM Welcome & Opening

•Larry Boress,President & CEO, Midwest Business Group on Health view presentation

•Mike Thompson, President & CEO, National Business Coalition on Health

•Cheryl Larson, Vice President, Midwest Business Group on Health 


8:50AM Impact of the Middleman on Medical & Pharmacy Costs to Employer Plan Sponsors

•Alex Jung, Principal, Global Strategy, Parthenon-Ernst & Young LLP view presentation


9:30AM Setting the Stage: Today’s Health Benefits Environment

• F. Randy Vogenberg, PhD, RPh, Principal, Institute for Integrated Healthcare (IIH) and Partner, Access Market Intelligence 


9:45AM Networking Break


10:00AM Panel – Getting Serious about Managing the Pharmacy Benefit: Finding Value in Networks, Cost-Sharing & Achieving Plan Performance Goals

• Moderator: Larry Boress, President & CEO, Midwest Business Group on Health

•Alex Jung, Principal, Global Strategy, Parthenon-Ernst & Young LLP view presentation

• Kirby Eng, Executive Director, Business Development, PharmMedQuest view presentation

•Chris Compisi, GM National Accounts, U.S. Managed Healthcare, AbbVie view presentation

•Atheer Kaddis, PharmD, Executive Vice President, Sales and Strategic Alignment, Diplomat view presentation


10:45AM Panel – Critical Strategies for Specialty Drugs: Fixing What Prevents Effective Cost Management & Plan Outcomes through Effective Vendor Collaboration

• Moderator: F. Randy Vogenberg, PhD, RPh, Principal, Institute for Integrated Healthcare (IIH) and Partner, Access Market Intelligence

•Mike Thompson, President & CEO, National Business Coalition on Health 

• Mike McGinnity, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Health Information Designs, LLC view presentation

•Rance Hutchings, PharmD, Chief Clinical Officer, Artemis Health 

•Don Peterson, CEO, Infusion Express 


11:30AM Networking Lunch


12:10PM Tools to Support Employer Management of Specialty Drugs

•National Employer Initiative on Biologics & Specialty Drugs

   •Cheryl Larson, Vice President, Midwest Business Group on Health view presentation

•5th Annual Employer Survey Results & Web Site Review

   •Margaret Rehayem, Director of Health Benefit Strategies and Engagement, Midwest Business Group on Health 

   •Grant Gordon, Co-founder & CEO, Artemis Health 


12:50PM Panel – Strategies for Specialty Drug Management from Employers & Employer Coalitions across the Country

• Moderator: Margaret Rehayem, Director of Health Benefit Strategies and Engagement, Midwest Business Group on Health

•Specialty Pharmacy Adherence: Impact of Co-Pays and Co-Morbidities – Karen van Caulil, PhD, President & CEO, Florida Health Care Coalition view presentation

•Using PA’s to Save on Specialty Drug Costs – Denise Giambalvo, Interim Executive Director, Employers Health Coalition view presentation

•Success of Employer Roundtables on Specialty Drugs – Jeffrey Townsend, Vice President, Purchaser Services, HealthCare21 

•Closing Gaps in Cancer Care through Plan Design – Matthew Harman, PharmD, MPH, Director, Clinical Pharmacy Strategies Employers Health view presentation

•An Employer’s Journey through RA: the Path to Transparency – Troy Ross, President & CEO, Mid-America Coalition on Health Care Purchasers view presentation



1:50PM Networking Break


2:10PM PBM’s on the Hot Seat: Getting Employers to Effectively Address Pricing, Rebates, Transparency & Contracting

•Tim Thomas, President, Crystal Clear Rx view presentation


2:45PM Case Study: Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is...Rx Spend is a Good Thing

•Thomas A. Sondergeld, Vice President, Global Benefits & Mobility, Walgreens Boots Alliance view presentation


3:30PM Employer Strategy Panel: Preparing for the Future of Benefits Coverage for Specialty Drugs

• Moderator: Cheryl Larson, Vice President, Midwest Business Group on Health

•Kim Dwyer, Vice President, Benefit Services, Advocate Health Care

•Judy Hearn, Health & Welfare Manager, Reynolds Leveraged Services

•Sandra G. Morris, About Quality Benefits Design and former Senior Manager of U.S. Benefit Design, Procter & Gamble

•Thomas A. Sondergeld, Vice President, Global Benefits & Mobility, Walgreens Boots Alliance


4:30PM Adjournment



Thank You to our Sponsors:

 
 

 




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