SPECIALTY PHARMACEUTICAL MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR HEALTH PLANS & EMPLOYERS

Venue: Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Event Date/Time: Mar 15, 2004 End Date/Time: Mar 17, 2004
Registration Date: Mar 15, 2004
Early Registration Date: Feb 06, 2004
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Description

Specialty pharmaceuticals developed to treat rare and specialized conditions are exploding on the market - the management of these conditions often accounts for a huge percentage of overall healthcare costs for health plans. These drugs are often referred to as low-volume, high-cost, or injectable drugs used to treat complex, often chronic, diseases.


The specialty pharmaceutical marketplace was valued at $35 billion in 2002 and annual increases are projected at 20-40% compared to normal pharmaceuticals at 15-20%. 150 more biotech drugs are about to emerge, increasing that price tag to an estimated $60 billion by 2005. How is your organization preparing to benefit from this?


This must-attend event will address the major challenges payors and large self-insured employers are currently facing in managing the high-cost, low-volume specialty pharmaceutical market. The main program will feature leading end-user organizations presenting best practices/case study-driven sessions highlighting ways in which they have managed the rising costs and surrounding challenges.


ATTEND AND YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:

– Achieve better cost management through web-based administrative services

– Effectively control and restrict distribution and pricing of specialty pharmaceuticals

– Establish a better understanding of J-Code standards

– Determine whether to classify specialty drugs under the pharmacy or medical benefit

– Successfully integrate clinical support with patient education and compliance efforts

– Improve patient outcomes by aligning strategic goals of both health plan and provider organizations

– Reign in costs of the most expensive injectables and adequately predict cost utilization of these drugs by your members

– Align disease management and population health management strategies with your specialty pharmaceuticals strategy


CASE STUDY PRESENTATIONS FROM THE FOLLOWING INDUSTRY LEADERS:
– Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

– Amerihealth Mercy Health Plan

– Rehence Group

– BioScrip

– Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

– Humana

– Tufts Health Plan

– Advanced Pharmacy Concepts

– Matria

– Los Angeles Free Clinic

– Performed

– Aetna

– Evergreen RE

– Rxperts Managed Care Consulting

– MedWorks

– Stanton Group


The only way to hear from these experts is to reserve your space now. We expect this event to sell out quickly so do not delay - register TODAY!


For more information please visit http://www.iqpc.com, email info@iqpc.com, or call 1-800-882-8684.

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