BERWYN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AscellaHealth, a national specialty pharmacy benefit manager (SPBM™) serving commercial, Medicare and Medicaid segments, in collaboration with Leaf Health, today unveiled highlights of the robust content in the first episode of the 2020 Webinar Series “From Evolution to Revolution: How the Rise of Specialty Pharmacy Drove a New PBM Model,” Episode 1, “Specialty Market Trends and the Market Place Realities for Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs)”, June 25, 1:00 p.m. ET (60 min.). Featuring the expertise of Kevin Cast, partner, ArchBow Consulting Group; Dean Erhardt, MBA, D2 Consulting; Randy Falkenrath, principal/founder, Epiphany Solutions LLC; and Robert Shelley, CEO/founder, Leaf Health, presenters will focus on the cost challenges of 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.
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“This webcast describes the evolution and dynamics of specialty pharmacy and the approach, successes and challenges competing in a PBM-managed specialty pharmacy segment,” says Dea Belazi, president and CEO, AscellaHealth. “Our goal is to educate stakeholders within the specialty PBM space on the economics and human costs associated with prescribing specialty drugs. It will also provide an in-depth look at the most common trends and innovative solutions that are competing for specialty pharmacy dispensing and emphasize the essential principles of how employers actively seek to optimize pharmacy benefit arrangements while appropriately managing prescription drug spend within specialty pharmacy.”
Webinar attendees will gain insights into the specialty drug pipeline, payers’ top drug spend, the frequency vs. severity of the top 20 high-cost injectables associated with individuals with over $1 million in claims and the trend among self-funded employers to align price and utilization incentives.
“This webinar addresses pain points around specialty pharmacy spend and provides guidance and solutions for TPAs, brokers, employers and employer coalitions, benefit managers and IDN/hospital systems,” explains Belazi. “More than a cursory glance at the problems, this content will be specific and targeted, emanating from the leading minds in the industry.”
Each episode 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 featuring presentation highlights and 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 (SPBM™), 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.