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Practical Strategies for Containing Pharmacy Costs
Is your pharmacy benefit strategy avoiding wasted dollars while maximizing clinical outcomes for your employees? This can seem like a nearly impossible task in today’s environment. Cell and gene therapies can cure debilitating diseases but cost millions. Weight loss medications may reverse diabetes but cost thousands, and what happens when the patient stops therapy? Are your PBM and health plan effectively containing costs?

You’ve got questions, and our panelists will have answers. Industry experts and pharmacists Renee Rayburg and Mike Medel will unpack the latest trends in pharmaceuticals and provide strategies to help you ensure you’re investing in the right drug, at the right dose, and at the right time for your employees. We will tackle some of the hottest topics in pharmacy management and provide practical tips to help ensure your pharmacy investment is generating the maximum results for your company and its employees.

In this webinar, we will discuss:

• The skinny on weight loss medications: are they worth the investment and able to produce long-term results?
• The latest insights on cell and gene therapies and what employers can do to prepare for the potential costs.
• Practical ways you can save your organization pharmacy dollars without negatively impacting employees

Apr 20, 2023 01:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Mike Medel, PharmD, MBA
Senior Vice President and Practice Lead, Plan Sponsors @EPIC Pharmacy Solutions, powered by PSG
Mike has more than 30 years of pharmacy and healthcare industry experience. He works with employers, health systems, and labor unions across the country and helps them navigate some of the most complex issues in the industry. His background is well-rounded and includes many aspects of managed pharmacy services, such as overall strategy development and implementation, clinical support, contracting, network strategy, manufacturer relations, utilization and cost management, project management, and operations. Mike has provided pharmacy benefits consulting services to a variety of large health systems, national employers, health plans, and other public-sector programs. Mike also has vast knowledge of the managed care pharmacy environment. Mike earned a Master of Business Administration from Loyola University and a Doctor of Pharmacy from University of Illinois College of Pharmacy.
Renee Rayburg, RPh
Vice President of Specialty Clinical Consulting @EPIC Pharmacy Solutions, powered by PSG
Renee is a recognized industry expert on specialty drug management. She serves as Vice President, Specialty Clinical Consulting and has over 25 years of experience in pharmacy and medical benefit management to support our health plan sponsors, providers, and patients. Her thought leadership and passion for specialty pharmacy continue to influence the market, including important changes to specialty vendor clinical management products for the betterment of clients. While Senior Director Clinical Consulting for Artemetrx, she furthered the expansion and development of market-leading specialty clinical products and services including the launch of Specialty Monitor SaaS, Best in Class Specialty Prior Authorization (PA) Guidelines, and Specialty PA Clinical Decision Audit. Renee earned a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy at Duquesne University and is a registered pharmacist.
Rebekah Gregg
Chief Product Officer
Rebekah has over 20 years in technology and marketing, with the last 15 specializing in healthcare. For PSG, Rebekah is responsible for product management and engineering, marketing strategy, and research. She is focused on ensuring PSG rapidly innovates to deliver high-value solutions that continually meet our clients’ needs. Rebekah earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas in marketing and her master’s of business administration from Penn State University.