Maximizing the Use of Pharmacy Data for a Medicare Population

Venue: audio conference

Location: your office, United States

Event Date/Time: Feb 21, 2007 End Date/Time: Feb 21, 2007
Registration Date: Feb 16, 2007
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Maximizing the Use of Pharmacy Data for a Medicare Population
A Free Health Industry Audio Conference from DST Health Solutions
Wednesday, February 21, 2007 at 1PM EST
http://www.healthwebsummit.com/dstacg022107.htm


A Free Health Industry Audio Conference from DST Health Solutions

Topic: Maximizing the Use of Pharmacy Data for a Medicare Population
Presenter: Dr. Jonathan Weiner, Professor of Health Policy and Management, The Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Date: Wednesday, February 21st, 2007
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Place: Your office! (Audio Conference dial-in instructions and session presentation will be emailed to attendees in advance of session)
Cost: None
To Register: http://www.healthwebsummit.com/dstacgreg.htm
Deadline to register: Friday, February 16th, 2007. After this date, you can request a Post-Summit CD by going to: http://www.healthwebsummit.com/dstacgreg.htm
ABSTRACT
Risk-based reimbursement from CMS presents both opportunities and challenges for Medicare contracting Prescription Drug Plans (PDPs). The current Rx-HCC payment methodology relies on diagnosis codes derived from the historical medical claims records. However, PDPs do not have access to the beneficiary's current medical diagnoses to help them to manage risk. And to date, there have been few viable pharmacy-based predictive models for managing or identifying high-risk individuals.
The industry standard Johns Hopkins ACG Risk Measurement System now includes Rx-PM, a predictive model based only on prescription data inputs. The ACG System can help PDPs and other type of health plans to:
• Better manage and strategically predict how they will fare under CMS's risk adjusted payment systems.
• Use prescription information to identify appropriate candidates for disease management and care management programs that will meet and exceed requirements for the "Medication Therapy Management" (MTM) programs mandated by CMS.
Medicare Advantage plans or others having both pharmacy and medical claims can use the ACG System to effectively and efficiently combine these two data streams. ACGs offer several state-of-the-art methodologies for identifying high-risk individuals using diagnosis (ICD) information. The integrated ACG software tool that combines both ICD & NDC claims data will allow a plan to maximize its ability to incorporate predictive risk and case-mix information into numerous high impact clinical, management and fiscal applications.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
In this presentation, you will learn how to:
• Use pharmacy data to provide a more complete understanding of conditions under active treatment that can potentially impact CMS reimbursement.
• Identify patients using predictive modeling scores for Medication Therapy Management Programs and other care management programs
• Combine medical and pharmacy claims for the greatest insight into patient risk and treatment patterns.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Health Care Senior Business Leaders including:
• Chief executive officers
• Chief financial officers
• Chief medical officers
• Chief information officers
• Chief actuaries and corporate statisticians
• Director of pharmacy programs
FACULTY

Dr. Jonathan Weiner
Professor of Health Policy and Management, The Johns Hopkins University
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Baltimore, Maryland Dr. Weiner is an internationally known health care researcher, educator, lecturer and consultant. His areas of expertise include managed care, health policy and quality of care. He is the co-developer of the Johns Hopkins ACG(R) Case-Mix System and the director of the ACG Research and Development team. ACGs are widely used by healthcare organizations, governmental agencies, academic institutions, consulting organizations and technology integrators across the United States and in many other countries.


REGISTRATION
Register online at http://www.healthwebsummit.com/dstacgreg.htm. Slots for this event are limited. Please register promptly. All registrations are subject to review and approval by DST Health Solutions. If you have questions, contact Patty Jamison at the Healthcare Web Summit Office at 209.577.4888 for more information. We look forward to your participation in this event!

Deadline to register: Friday, February 16th, 2007. After this date, you can request a Post-Summit CD by going to: http://www.healthwebsummit.com/dstacgreg.htm

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