2017 Pre-Conference Workshops

You must register for the conference to attend a workshop.

Workshop A - Ligurian Room

Trust But Verify: A Case Study on the Value of Auditing Your PBM

Monday, March 6, 2017 | 10:30 am to Noon

This presentation will highlight the value of auditing your PBM including pricing, member cost share, clinical programs etc.  A post-implementation audit was completed for a client in the Spring of 2016 with substantial value added to the pharmacy program.

  • Auditing is your right!  (contractual audit rights in PBM agreements)
  • What a typical audit looks like; what does it include and what is the process?
  • Audit successes; what is considered a success and what are some typical findings?

Lunch is included and will be served at noon.


 Presenters: Marci Guillemette, MBA, Director Audit Services, Pharmaceutical Strategies Group and Shawn Barger, PharmD, Director of Pharmacy, AvMed, Inc.

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Workshop B - Tuscan Ballroom I & II

Improving Patient’s Safety and Outcomes with Innovative Solutions

Monday, March 6, 2017 | 10:30 am to Noon

During this session, the presenters will highlight strategies and tools to improve patients’ medication adherence. Attendees will learn how:

  • Having access to capabilities that provide patient-specific pharmacy benefit and cost information can allow for greater collaboration in patient-provider consultations
  • Electronic prior authorization can improve patient adherence and experience for providers and their staff
  • Delivering adherence insights and gaps in care messages directly into the provider's workflow can help improve patients’ safety and drive outcomes

Lunch is included and will be served at noon.

Presenters: Justin Nguyen, Manager, Product Innovation, Surescripts, LLC, Luke Forster-Broten, Product Manager, Surescripts, LLC and Chris Hansen, Sr. Business Management Analyst, Surescripts, LLC
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