BURLINGAME, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Joe Paduda, president of CompPharma, a consulting firm focused on improving pharmacy programs in workers’ compensation, will take self-insured employers on “A Trip Behind the PBM Curtain” when he addresses the 2019 Employer Summit of the California Self-Insurer Association (CSIA) on October 7.
Paduda, who conducts an annual survey about payers’ pharmacy management programs, will discuss spread pricing, cost drivers, rebates and how they impact pharmacy costs. He will also cover other aspects of the pharmacy benefit management (PBM) industry, including a trend toward transparency pricing, clinical management, and lessons to be learned from PBM audits.
“Insight into PBMs’ business models and services will help employers become more informed buyers of pharmacy management services,” Paduda said.
Starting at 1:45 p.m. on October 7, Paduda’s session is part of the CSIA’s 2019 Employer Summit, which will be held at the San Francisco Airport Waterfront Marriott in Burlingame, California. Registration and other details can be found at https://www.caself-insurers.com/events.
About Joe Paduda
Paduda is a managed care expert with extensive experience in workers’ compensation and pharmacy. In addition to consulting with medical management organizations, insurers, employers, healthcare providers, and private equity firms through his firm, Health Strategy Associates, he regularly surveys workers’ comp payers’ bill review systems, utilization review programs, and claims systems. He is also the prolific author of the thought-provoking www.ManagedCareMatters.com blog. For more information, please see www.CompPharma.com and www.healthstrategyassoc.com.