BERWYN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AscellaHealth, a national specialty pharmacy benefit manager (SPBMTM) serving commercial, Medicare and Medicaid segments, announces that its 2020 three-episode webinar series, “From Evolution to Revolution: How the Rise of Specialty Pharmacy Drove a New PBM Model,” has attracted a lineup of some of nation’s most respected thought leaders from diverse areas of healthcare and the specialty pharmacy industry, including chief medical officers, large TPA executives, employer coalition leaders and key health marketing professionals.
Register here to participate
Episode 1: “Specialty Market Trends and the Market Place Realities for Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs), June 25, 1:00 p.m. ET (60 min.), will explore specialty drugs as the greater percentage of drug spend, limited distribution drugs (LDDs) leading to greater emphasis on network management, cost of products, quality of service and clinical programs.
- Kevin Cast, Partner, ArchBow Consulting Group
- Dean Erhardt, MBA, D2 Consulting
- Randy Falkenrath, Principal/Founder, Epiphany Solutions LLC
- Robert Shelley, CEO/Founder, Leaf Health
Episode 2: “Evolution of the PBM Business Model for Specialty Medical Rx,” Aug. 27, 1:00 p.m. ET (60 min.), will examine new solutions of a streamlined PBM model that uses data analytics to improve adherence, patient outcomes and manage the total cost of the claim.
- Bruce Flunker, President, EBSO/90’Degrees
- Robert Shelley, CEO/Founder, Leaf Health
- David W. West, CLU, CEBS, Director, Corporate Development, Group and Pension Administrators, Inc. (GPA)
Episode 3: “Revolution: Leading Approaches to Transform Healthcare in Specialty Medical Rx Management,” Nov. 12, 1:00 p.m. ET (60 min.), will look at the promotion of biosimilar adoption, interrogating treatment adjustments from a patient-centered perspective and actively communicating with the complete specialty Rx chain, including providers, specialty pharmacies, employers, hospital systems and payers, for better results.
- Jeffrey Hogan, Northeast Regional Manager, Rogers Benefit Group
- Scott Howell, D.O., MPH&TM, Chief Medical Officer, CPE to Advisory Board: Clinical Specialist, and Healthcare Expert
- Brian Klepper, Ph.D., Principal, Worksite Health Advisors
- Cheryl Larson, President and CEO, Midwest Business Group on Health
“This extraordinary panel of experts will engage attendees across the healthcare benefits ecosystem, providing education, information and a greater understanding of the unique and compelling role of specialty pharmacy benefit advisors -- and the value they bring to the employer, TPA, payer, broker and hospital/provider communities,” says Dea Belazi, president and CEO, AscellaHealth.
Ascella developed the series in collaboration with Leaf Health, a national consulting firm dedicated to supporting the mid-market with prescription drug program strategies.
Moderated by Michael Baldzicki, CRCM, executive vice president, Growth & Strategy, AscellaHealth, each episode of the webinar series will be recorded for access during the 90-day period following live presentations. Registrants who attend at least two of the sessions will receive a formal “Insights” document which captures presentation highlights and significant industry updates.
A webinar implementation team spearheaded by AscellaHealth includes Ocozzio and CPR Strategic Marketing Communications (CPR), both strategic advisory services and products companies whose core purpose is to create innovative solutions to complex healthcare problems through marketing resources and other public resource solutions.
AscellaHealth, a national specialty pharmacy benefit manager (SPBMTM), serving commercial, Medicare and Medicaid segments, offers high quality prescription drug benefit management services. Complemented by other customizable services, such as carved-out specialty pharmacy services and cost-savings programs, AscellaHealth provides a unique, proprietary service portfolio. Visit www.ascellahealth.com.
About Leaf Health
Leaf Health is a national consulting firm dedicated to supporting the mid-market with prescription drug program strategies. We support our partners with guiding on the latest in Rx funding alternatives, discounts and rebate programs available in the market for both the traditional pharmacy and medical benefit. Our focus is to introduce innovative strategies that allow our customers to grow by offering unique pharmacy program products and solutions to their customers or employees. Our team of experts apply their expertise in the context of client business situation and typically return a 20:1 ROI.