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Monday, April 15, 2019

TIME EVENT SPEAKERS
7:00 am Registration Open  
7:00 – 8:00 am Summit Check-in & Continental Breakfast in the Meeting Lounge (Summit attendees only)  
8:00 – 9:00 am
SPECIALTY SUMMIT
A Futurist's View of Specialty Pharmacy
  • Innovation — New treatments and technologies from gene therapy to telehealth
  • Affordability Issues — Who Pays? Looking at the MIT Initiative and new payment paradigms
  • Government Influence — Reform, pricing and rebates. Will the future bring "Medicare for All" in a single payer system?

Room: Salon D

Jane Barlow, MD, MPH, MBA
EVP and Chief Clinical Officer
Real Endpoints
8:00 – 9:00 am
TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS SUMMIT

Investment in Technology: Moving Your Solutions Forward

Key Enhancements to Business Applications
  • Prior Authorization
  • Formulary
  • Pre-Prescribing
Preview of New Solutions for 2019
  • Real-Time Benefits Check
  • Appeals
Q&A
  • Ask our experts how we can help move your solutions forward

Room: Salon C

Eric Lefkowitz
Director, Business Solutions
MedImpact
8:00 – 9:00 am
340B SUMMIT

340B Through the SUNRx Lens

Room: Las Palmas I & II

Jill Simoes
General Manager
SUNRx
9:00 – 10:00 am
SPECIALTY SUMMIT
The Future of Payment Models: Ensuring the Value of Specialty Therapies

Payers — Paying millions for specialty medications: Are they worth it?

  • Cost-offsets and pharmacoeconomic models
Patients & Prescribers — Understanding rare diseases, gene therapy and new cancer drugs: Are we prolonging life?
  • The value of treatment and justifying costs
Society — Managing to value instead of FDA Indication: Are the costs justifiable?
  • How genetic testing and companion diagnostics feed into the equation

Room: Salon D

John Fox, MD, MHA
Vice President, Associate Chief Medical Officer
Priority Health
9:00 – 10:00 am
TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS SUMMIT

Launching the Next Generation of MedImpact's Consumer Portal

Learn how our new Consumer Portal engages members to improve care and delivers personalized drug information — anywhere, anytime. Our experts unveil key features and lead live demonstrations in this interactive training session.

Room: Salon C

Paul Chan
Senior Vice President Operations
MedImpact

Brian Lattimore
Business Applications Analyst
MedImpact
9:00 – 10:00 am
340B SUMMIT

The Current & Future State of 340B

Room: Las Palmas I & II

Jackie Artinger, Esq.
Vice President Regulatory Affairs & Compliance
SUNRx
10:00 – 10:30 am
BREAK
Break in the Meeting Lounge
 
10:30 – 11:30 am
SPECIALTY SUMMIT
Managing Current and Upcoming Pipeline Blockbuster Oncology Drugs
  • Understanding future pipeline oncology and specialty drug spend to better manage costs
  • Looking at costs and outcomes in cancer therapy across benefits
  • Integrating claims data to understand total oncology medical and pharmacy drug spend

Room: Salon D

Susan Trieu, PharmD
Director, Specialty Enterprise Program
MedImpact Direct

Jann Rigell, RPh, MBA
Director, Specialty Enterprise Program
MedImpact Direct

10:30 – 11:30 am
TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS SUMMIT

Opportunity Knocking: Medical and Pharmacy Data Integration

  • Empowered by a 360° View — Better value for healthcare dollars
  • Now is the Time to Invest — Regulatory forces, standards adoption and industry moves have set the stage
  • Real-time, Actionable & Delivered Seamlessly — EMRs can support this; care providers are motivated
  • Consumer Access & Choice — Attacking the problem from a different angle

Room: Salon C

Steve Secker
Director, IT Innovation
MedImpact
10:30 – 11:30 am
340B SUMMIT

Surviving a HRSA Audit — A Firsthand Account

Room: Las Palmas I & II

Hali Brown, PharmD
Pharmacy Manager
Community HealthCare System
11:30 am – 12:15 pm
SPECIALTY SUMMIT

Expert Panel: Pulling it All Together — Where Do We Go from Here?

This dynamic session will feature a lively discussion on specialty strategies and more.

Room: Salon D

Jane Barlow, MD, MPH, MBA
EVP and Chief Clinical Officer
Real Endpoints

John Fox, MD, MHA
Vice President, Associate Chief Medical Officer
Priority Health

Steve Avey, RPh, MS
Vice President, Enterprise Specialty Clinical Solutions
MedImpact Direct

11:30am – 12:15 pm
TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS SUMMIT

Maximizing Success: Training for Your Technology Users

Application Spotlight
  • Enterprise Formulary System
  • MedOptimize
  • MedResponse PA and Appeals
Learn firsthand from MedImpact technology experts about our new products and technology solutions.

Room: Salon C

Eric Lefkowitz
Director, Business Solutions
MedImpact
11:30am – 12:15 pm
340B SUMMIT

Optimizing Your Contract Pharmacy Program

Room: Las Palmas I & II

Aaron Lott
Executive Director
Health Enterprises
12:15 – 1:30 pm
LUNCH
Lunch served in the Meeting Lounge
 
1:30 – 1:45 pm
GENERAL SESSION
Leading the Way Together: Welcome and a Look at Our Journey

Room: Ballroom

Lisa Varrato
Senior Vice President, Account Management
MedImpact
1:45 – 2:30 pm
GENERAL SESSION

A Look at 2018 Drug Trend and Insights for the Future

Room: Ballroom

Doug Long
Vice President
IQVIA

Susan Trieu, PharmD
Director, Specialty Enterprise Program
MedImpact Direct

2:30 – 2:45 pm
GENERAL SESSION

Leading the Way: Current Market Landscape and Implications for the Future

Room: Ballroom

Ray Marsella
Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing
MedImpact
2:45 – 3:45 pm
GENERAL SESSION
Battling the Opioid Epidemic Together: Collaborating with an Innovative Integrated Health Services Organization to Reduce Opioid Overutilization
  • Aligning system providers and health plans to address opioid overutilization and support and improve outcomes
  • Partnering to optimize the model for pain management through appropriate prescribing and system initiatives
  • Implementing utilization management programs that leverage advanced reporting and integrated analytics for effective monitoring and intervention
  • Ensuring program compliance with federal requirements and state initiatives through the development of custom integrated solutions

Room: Ballroom

Mike Evans
Vice President Enterprise Pharmacy,
Chief Pharmacy Officer

Geisinger Health Plan

Jamie Miller
Managed Care System Director of Pharmacy
Geisinger Health Plan

3:45 – 4:00 pm
BREAK
Break in the Meeting Lounge
 
4:00 – 5:00 pm
GENERAL SESSION

Opening Keynote: Leading the Climb to Inspire Others to Get Up and Accomplish Their Goals

Room: Ballroom

Sergeant Charlie Linville, the first combat-wounded veteran to summit Mount Everest

5:00 pm
GENERAL SESSION

Closing Day One

Room: Ballroom

Lisa Varrato
Senior Vice President, Account Management
MedImpact

5:15 – 6:00 pm
LIGHT RECEPTION
Light Reception in the Meeting Lounge

Cocktails and light hors d'oeuvres served

 
6:00 – 9:00 pm
DINNER
Dinner & Dance Party at Edge Pool
 

 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

TIME EVENT SPEAKERS
7:00 – 8:00 am
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

Breakfast in the Meeting Lounge

 
8:00 – 9:00 am
COMMERCIAL TRACK
Collaborating with a State Health System to Minimize High-Cost Generic Utilization and Spend
  • Saving WEA Trust $5.1 million over 3.5 years
  • Maximizing savings by shifting utilization from highly inflated generics to lower-cost alternatives with minimal member disruption
  • Driving results to help clients save $30+ million with comprehensive high-cost generic solutions

Room: Salon D

Alan Lukazewski, RPh
Director of Clinical Pharmacy
NeuGen

Sara Carruth, PharmD
Manager, Health Care Economics and Outcomes
MedImpact

8:00 – 9:00 am
GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS
Partnering with a Medicare Plan to Improve Member Care and Star Ratings — A Panel Discussion
  • Improving Star Ratings with prescriptive analytics and care management
  • Leveraging data and personalized interventions to improve member experience and outcomes
  • Partnering to drive results: An interactive discussion

Room: Salon F / G / H

Sarah Dykstra, PharmD
Director of Pharmacy Services
Independent Care Health Plan (iCare)

Scott Leslie, PhD
Manager, Advanced Analytics
MedImpact

DeLona Davis-Jones
Vice President, Government Programs & Services
MedImpact

8:00 – 9:00 am
HOSPITAL TRACK
Taking the Lead: Optimizing the Value Delivered Through your Formulary and Network
  • How we do it differently: Driving low-net cost with formulary and benefit design
  • Reducing costs with Limited/Preferred networks
  • Maximizing outcomes and value with innovative products: vaccine, flu, compound and high-performance network solutions

Room: Salon C

Lisa Cashman, PharmD
Director, Clinical Formulary Management
MedImpact

Ash Yerasi, Pharm D, MBA
Vice President Network Strategy
MedImpact

8:00 – 9:00 am
340B TRACK
Breakout Session #1:
Managing Your Contract Pharmacy Relationships

Room: Las Palmas I & II

Jason Atlas
Vice President 340B Enterprise Strategy & Solution
AmerisourceBergen

9:00 – 10:00 am
COMMERCIAL TRACK
Leading Trend Reduction: How the Largest Health Plan in Alabama Achieved Negative Trend
  • Reducing traditional and specialty drug spend below benchmark
  • Maximizing aggressive formulary and utilization management to lower costs while maintaining high member satisfaction
  • Partnering to advance dynamic cost-containment initiatives with clinical programs and network strategies

Room: Salon D

Diane Scott
Chief Financial Officer
Retirement Systems of Alabama, PEEHIP
9:00 – 10:00 am
GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS
Blockbuster Pipeline Impact — Looking at Current and Future Medicaid and Medicare Trends
  • Reviewing current Medicaid and Medicare trends
  • Predicting future trends and looking at key disease states
  • Understanding blockbuster pipeline agents and the impact on Medicare and Medicaid trend

Room: Salon F / G / H

Brian Peltz, MS, RPh, FAHM, FACHE
Managing Principal Government Programs
MedImpact

Susan Trieu, PharmD
Director, Specialty Enterprise Program
MedImpact Direct

Karen Watkins, PharmD
Emerging Therapeutics Strategy Pharmacist
MedImpact

9:00 – 10:00 am
HOSPITAL TRACK
Forward-Thinking Strategies: Increasing In-House Utilization While Managing Access to Specialty
  • Driving in-house utilization for hospitals and health systems with MedImpact Direct
  • Maximizing plan design and benefit configuration
  • Advancing network solutions for hospitals, including 340B, LDD and narrowing networks

Room: Salon C

Keith Cook, RPh
Vice President Operations
MedImpact Direct
9:00 – 10:00 am
340B TRACK

Breakout Session #2:
Your Role in Protecting 340B

Room: Las Palmas I & II

Aimee Kuhlman
Senior Associate Director Federal Relations
American Hospital Association
10:00 – 10:30 am
BREAK
Break in the Meeting Lounge
 
10:30 – 11:30 am
COMMERCIAL TRACK
Taking the Lead: Optimizing the Value Delivered Through your Formulary and Network
  • How we do it differently: Driving low-net cost with formulary and benefit design
  • Reducing costs with Limited/Preferred networks
  • Maximizing outcomes and value with innovative products: vaccine, flu, compound and high-performance network solutions

Room: Salon D

Lisa Cashman, PharmD
Director, Clinical Formulary Management
MedImpact

Ash Yerasi, PharmD, MBA
Vice President Network Strategy
MedImpact

10:30 – 11:30 am
GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS
Advancing Quality for Medicaid
  • State and federal performance measures, ratings and trends
  • Final Rule DUR Update
  • Quality trends: NCQA data, Quality Performance Monitoring Program and Quality Compass

Room: Salon F / G / H

Brian Peltz, MS, RPh, FAHM, FACHE
Managing Principal Government Programs
MedImpact

Jennifer Humeniuk, PharmD
Manager, Medication Management
MedImpact

10:30 – 11:30 am
HOSPITAL TRACK
Maximizing Health System Performance: Managing Spend, In-House Utilization and Outcomes
  • Improving adherence and reducing costs with a high-touch population management program
  • Implementing flexible solutions to reduce high-cost generic spend and increase savings
  • Partnering to drive in-house pharmacy utilization

Room: Salon C

Trenia Yielding, PharmD
Executive Director
AdventHealth
10:30 – 11:30 am
340B TRACK
Breakout Session #3:
FQHC Track: Building Your Community Benefit Branding

Room: Las Palmas I

Jangus Whitner, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist & 340B Program Manager
PrimaryOne Health
10:30 – 11:30 am
340B TRACK
Breakout Session #3:
Hospital Track: Enhancing Your 340B Supply Chain
  • Emerging Opportunities to lower costs
  • Technologies which drive additional savings

Room: Las Palmas II

Chris Giese
Vice President, Affiliate Solutions
SUNRx
11:30 am – 12:15 pm
COMMERCIAL TRACK
Advancing Integrated Solutions to Manage Specialty Spend Where It Happens
  • Managing specialty drugs across all channels and sites of care to improve adherence and outcomes
  • Leveraging pharmacy benefit tools and solutions to curb spending across all channels
  • Targeting cost-savings opportunities and uncovering waste with data intelligence and advanced analytics to maximize savings

Room: Salon D

Jann Rigell, RPh, MBA
Director, Enterprise Specialty Clinical Programs
MedImpact Direct
11:30 am – 12:15 pm
GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS
Looking at Medicaid Now and into the Future — Trends, Challenges and State Strategies to Control Costs and Improve Value
  • Current trends in Medicaid spending, enrollment and state budgets
  • Cost-control challenges and state strategies to slow spending
  • Innovations, policy directions and waivers: State strategies to improve coverage, quality, outcomes and value
  • Future Outlook: 2020 and beyond

Room: Salon F / G / H

Vernon K. Smith, PhD
Senior Advisor
Health Management Associates
11:30 am – 12:15 pm
HOSPITAL TRACK
Partnering with an Integrated Delivery System to Optimize Diabetes Management and Adherence
  • Developing a custom diabetes program to optimize medication management and increase adherence
  • Partnering on a multifaceted approach to reduce costs and increase adherence with member outreach and case management
  • Reducing member copays and expanding custom manufacturer coupon program
  • Leveraging reporting to identify eligible members and improve outcomes

Room: Salon C

Chris Guinther, PharmD, RPh
System Director, PBM and Specialty Pharmacy
Bon Secours Mercy

11:30 am – 12:15 pm
340B TRACK

Breakout Session #4:
FQHC Track: Using 340B Savings Responsibly in an FQHC

Room: Las Palmas I

Matthew Bertsch, PharmD
Director of Pharmacy, Residency Program
Director, and PGY1 Ambulatory Care

Sun Life Family Health Center

Jared Hatcher, PharmD
Community Pharmacy Operations Manager
Sun Life Family Health Center

11:30 am – 12:15 pm
340B TRACK

Breakout Session #4:
Hospital Track: Running a Successful 340B Hospital Program

Room: Las Palmas II

Mindi Chamberlain, PharmD, CDE
Director of Pharmacy & Infusion
Pella Regional Health Center

12:15 – 1:30 pm
LUNCH
Lunch served in the Meeting Lounge
 
1:30 – 1:45 pm
GENERAL SESSION
Welcome Back: Looking Forward

Room: Ballroom

Ray Marsella
Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing
MedImpact
1:45 – 2:30 pm
GENERAL SESSION
The Future of Rebates
  • Maximizing rebates as a tool to drive low-net cost
  • Will rebates disappear?
  • Extending the value of rebates to members

Room: Ballroom

Mike Struhs
Vice President, Trade Relations
MedImpact
2:30 – 3:00 pm
GENERAL SESSION
Focused on the Future: What's New at MedImpact

Room: Ballroom

Lisa Varrato
Senior Vice President, Account Management
MedImpact
3:00 – 3:45 pm
GENERAL SESSION
2019 & Beyond: The Potential Impact of Policy on Pharmacy

Room: Ballroom

JC Scott
President and CEO
PCMA
3:45 – 4:00 pm
BREAK

Break in the Meeting Lounge

 
4:00 – 5:00 pm
GENERAL SESSION
Closing Keynote: Leading the Way in High Performance

Room: Ballroom

Blue Angels Pilot John Foley

5:00 pm
GENERAL SESSION
Closing Address: Leading the Way Together: Looking Forward

Room: Ballroom

Greg Watanabe, RPh, MBA
President & Chief Operating Officer
MedImpact

6:00 – 9:00 pm
DINNER EVENT
30th Anniversary Dinner Party & Comedy Show on the Terrace Lawn
 

 

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

TIME EVENT SPEAKERS
7:00 – 8:00 am
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

Breakfast in the Meeting Lounge

 
 

Agenda subject to change without notice.

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