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Breakthroughs and New Standards for Streamlined Workflow, Faster Coverage Determinations and Accelerated Access to Therapy

October 16-17, 2019
  • San Francisco, CA

Agenda

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DAY ONE Wednesday, October 16, 2019

7:30

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30

Chairman’s Welcome and Opening Remarks

Brent Schwartz
Executive Director, Marketing and Access, Medical Dermatology
Allergan

8:45

AMA ADDRESS — PRESCRIBER PERSPECTIVE Leverage Technology to Improve Prior Authorization

Tyler Scheid, JD
Senior Policy Analyst
American Medical Association

9:30

Analyze the Payer Parallels and Differences of Pharmaceutical and Medical Prior Authorizations

Nancee March
Director of Pharmacy Authorizations
Blue Shield of California

10:30

Networking and Refreshment Break

11:00

A 360-Degree View of ePrior Authorization

Michele V. Davidson
Senior Manager, Pharmacy Technical Standards,
Development and Policy, Government Relations
Walgreens Co

12:00

Networking Luncheon

1:15

THE STATE OF ePA Working Group for Specialty Pharmacy Advancements and Updates in Real-Time Prescription Benefit and ePrior Authorization

John Klimek, RPh
Senior Vice President, Standards and Industry Information for Technology
NCPDP

2:00

A Holistic, Integrated Approach to Improving Health Information Exchange

Michael B. Marchant
Director – System Integration & Health Information Exchange
UC Davis Health

2:45

Networking and Refreshment Break

3:15

CASE STUDY Drive a Better Therapy Initiation Process Through a Tailored Approach

Kevin Robbins
Vice President, Business Development
AssistRx

4:00

CASE STUDY Designing Tools that Work for All — Considerations and Learnings

Eve Gehling, MEd, RDN, LD, PMP
Program Manager, Health Services/Pharmacy Operations
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota

5:00

Close of Day One

Networking, Wine and Cheese Reception immediately following the final session on day one

DAY TWO Thursday, October 17, 2019

8:00

Continental Breakfast

8:30

Chairman’s Review of Day One

Brent Schwartz
Executive Director, Marketing and Access, Medical Dermatology
Allergan

8:45

TECH TALK Updates to the FHIR Standard and the Benefits of an API Strategy for Value-Based Healthcare

Ryan Howells
Principal
Leavitt Partners

9:45

Address the Need for Timely Patient Benefits Results and the Impact This Information Has on Patient Access, Expectations and Adherence

Ron Lacy
Vice President, Product & Innovation
UBC

10:30

Networking and Refreshment Break

11:00

Supporting Price Transparency and Prescription Cost Reduction with Data from Health Plans and PBMs

Speaker TBA

11:45

Networking Luncheon

12:45

CO-PRESENTATION Overcome the Low Utilization of RTBC and ePA Among Stakeholders

Amanda Robinson
Access Services Manager
Fairview Specialty Pharmacy

Jonelle Lofton
Senior Product Manager, Digital Provider Solutions
Express Scripts

1:30

CASE STUDY Navigate the Barriers of Prior Authorizations in Pharmacy Benefits

Hannah Fine, CPhT
Pharmacy Medication Authorization Technician
UVA Specialty Pharmacy Services

2:15

Close of Conference

Agenda

Want more agenda details? Download the brochure.

Want more agenda details? Download the brochure.

DAY ONE Wednesday, October 16, 2019

7:30

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30

Chairman’s Welcome and Opening Remarks

Brent Schwartz
Executive Director, Marketing and Access, Medical Dermatology
Allergan

8:45

AMA ADDRESS — PRESCRIBER PERSPECTIVE Leverage Technology to Improve Prior Authorization

Tyler Scheid, JD
Senior Policy Analyst
American Medical Association

9:30

Analyze the Payer Parallels and Differences of Pharmaceutical and Medical Prior Authorizations

Nancee March
Director of Pharmacy Authorizations
Blue Shield of California

10:30

Networking and Refreshment Break

11:00

A 360-Degree View of ePrior Authorization

Michele V. Davidson
Senior Manager, Pharmacy Technical Standards,
Development and Policy, Government Relations
Walgreens Co

12:00

Networking Luncheon

1:15

THE STATE OF ePA Working Group for Specialty Pharmacy Advancements and Updates in Real-Time Prescription Benefit and ePrior Authorization

John Klimek, RPh
Senior Vice President, Standards and Industry Information for Technology
NCPDP

2:00

A Holistic, Integrated Approach to Improving Health Information Exchange

Michael B. Marchant
Director – System Integration & Health Information Exchange
UC Davis Health

2:45

Networking and Refreshment Break

3:15

CASE STUDY Drive a Better Therapy Initiation Process Through a Tailored Approach

Kevin Robbins
Vice President, Business Development
AssistRx

4:00

CASE STUDY Designing Tools that Work for All — Considerations and Learnings

Eve Gehling, MEd, RDN, LD, PMP
Program Manager, Health Services/Pharmacy Operations
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota

5:00

Close of Day One

Networking, Wine and Cheese Reception immediately following the final session on day one

DAY TWO Thursday, October 17, 2019

8:00

Continental Breakfast

8:30

Chairman’s Review of Day One

Brent Schwartz
Executive Director, Marketing and Access, Medical Dermatology
Allergan

8:45

TECH TALK Updates to the FHIR Standard and the Benefits of an API Strategy for Value-Based Healthcare

Ryan Howells
Principal
Leavitt Partners

9:45

Address the Need for Timely Patient Benefits Results and the Impact This Information Has on Patient Access, Expectations and Adherence

Ron Lacy
Vice President, Product & Innovation
UBC

10:30

Networking and Refreshment Break

11:00

Supporting Price Transparency and Prescription Cost Reduction with Data from Health Plans and PBMs

Speaker TBA

11:45

Networking Luncheon

12:45

CO-PRESENTATION Overcome the Low Utilization of RTBC and ePA Among Stakeholders

Amanda Robinson
Access Services Manager
Fairview Specialty Pharmacy

Jonelle Lofton
Senior Product Manager, Digital Provider Solutions
Express Scripts

1:30

CASE STUDY Navigate the Barriers of Prior Authorizations in Pharmacy Benefits

Hannah Fine, CPhT
Pharmacy Medication Authorization Technician
UVA Specialty Pharmacy Services

2:15

Close of Conference