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September 29 Webinar: Access to Specialty Medications & Value-based Insurance Design

Join the National Pharmaceutical Council for a webinar on September 29 from 12:00-1:00 CT. 

NBCH's CEO, Brian Klepper, will present on the webinar along with a panel of other leading health and benefits experts. Read the webinar announcement from NPC below and register online today

Specialty medications have been making health care headlines in recent months because of their effectiveness and higher costs. How can we ensure that patients will have access to the treatments that work best for them?  

The panel will discuss specialty medications and the use of tactics such as value-based insurance design (V-BID) by payers and purchasers as they develop their health care coverage options. Speakers include: 

A. Mark Fendrick, MD, Director, University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design

Will Shrank, MD, Chief Scientific Officer and Chief Medical Officer, Provider Innovation and Analytics, CVS Caremark Corporation

Brian Klepper, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, National Business Coalition on Health 

Moderator: Kimberly Westrich, MA, Director, Health Services Research, NPC 

Topics include:  

The current health care environment and challenges with specialty medications and health benefit designs; 

How V-BID could be utilized to address these challenges; and 

The view from employers and steps they are taking to manage employee health. 

For additional background on this topic, check out: Supporting Access to Specialty Medications Through Value-Based Insurance Design V-BID Center Brief: Supporting Access to Specialty Medications Through Value-Based Insurance Design (PDF) Buxbaum J, de Souza J, Fendrick, AM. Using Clinically Nuanced Cost Sharing to Enhance Consumer Access to Specialty Medications. Am J Manag Care. 2014;20(6):e242-e244

Posted by Cristie Travis at 9:27 AM

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