2022 Pharmacy Benefit Conference

In its fifth year, the 2022 Pharmacy Benefit Conference brought together the best and brightest professionals in pharmacy benefits management to cover value-based strategies that help employers design and deliver comprehensive yet affordable pharmacy benefits.

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On-demand videos are now available.

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Speakers & Topics

Biosimilars’ Impact on Health Care Trends and Cost

  • Review of approved biosimilars in the US and market share trends
  • Initial, current, and future biosimilar management trends
  • Physician and Pharma response to biosimilar agents
  • Biosimilar interchangeability and Authorized Biologics
  • Biosimilar products in the pipeline
  • Patient and healthcare system impact

Leslie Fish

Vice President of Clinical Pharmacy
IPD Analytics, LLC

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Jeffrey Casberg

Vice President of Clinical Pharmacy
IPD Analytics, LLC

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Addressing Gene Therapy Financial Challenges

  • Identify challenges associated with financing and reimbursement of cell and gene therapies
  • Describe emerging products to address risks associated with these treatment options
  • Discuss implications and potential actionable next steps

Robert O’Brien

Vice President Specialty
Real Endpoints

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A Rocking Research Update on Biosimilar Uptake and Benefit Design Strategies: New mAbs on the Block

  • Describe the therapeutic areas, pipeline, and regulatory environment affecting the biosimilar landscape
  • Report results of current research on barriers to biosimilar adoption and impact of benefit design and formulary policies on utilization
  • Discuss prospective payer management strategies in anticipation of market entry of pharmacy benefit biosimilars

Cate Lockhart

Executive Director
Biologics and Biosimilars Collective Intelligence Consortium

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Jennifer Snow

Vice President, Reimbursement Policy Insights
AmerisourceBergen/Xcenda

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Obesity Coverage Trends and the Financial Impact

  • Background information on the inclusion of obesity benefits
  • Overview of obesity coverage survey results regarding current trends and coverage decisions
  • Comparison of the financial impact for different obesity utilization management strategies

Courtney Keefe

Clinical Advisor
Employers Health

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Active Clinical Management and the Impact on the Pharmacy Benefit Plan

  • Review the current selection of targeted clinical programs
  • Discuss the financial impact of targeted clinical strategies
  • Explore unintended consequences associated with exclusionary strategies

Tu Doan

Clinical Advisor
Employers Health

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Federal and State Regulatory Efforts: Solving the Post-Rutledge Puzzle

  • General overview of federal and state regulatory efforts
  • Rutledge v. PCMA, its origins and the implications for self-funded plans
  • Summary and cost impact of state legislation impacting the pharmacy benefit

Garret Brown

Assistant General Counsel
Employers Health

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Madison Evans

Associate Counsel
Employers Health

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Employer Best Practices

Join benefits professionals from three self-insured employers for a panel discussion where they’ll share:

  • How their organizations are navigating COVID-19
  • Strategies they are utilizing to address rising specialty spend
  • How they are managing the constantly changing priorities faced by today’s benefits professionals

Ellen Lewis

Assistant Benefit Plan Administrator
Southwestern Ohio Educational Purchasing Council

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Brandon Speck

Manager, Benefits Strategy & Design
The Timken Company

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Sheba Marshall

Interim Chief Human Resources Officer
Cuyahoga County, Ohio

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