Agenda – Real-Time Benefit Verification and Electronic Prior Authorization Forum

  • Day One
  • Day Two

Day One

 Monday, January 22

9:00AM – 9:15AM

Co-Chairs' Opening Remarks
Melissa Paige, Pharmacy Patient Medication Assistance Principal Coordinator, UVA HEALTH SYSTEMS
Scott Sorenson, Director, Specialty Managed Care, PARAGON HEALTHCARE

9:15AM – 10:00AM

The Role of e-Prescribing in Healthcare Today
Michele V. Davidson, Senior Manager, Pharmacy Technical Standards, Development and Policy, Government Relations, WALGREEN CO

10:00AM – 10:45AM

Patient Experience: Improving Health Literacy to Protect Patient Safety
Rebecca Ruckno, Director, Patient and Family Advocacy and Interpretive Services, GEISINGER HEALTH SYSTEM

10:45AM – 11:15AM

Networking Break

11:15AM – 12:00PM

Explore ePA Within Specialty Pharmacy to Achieve Better Analytics and Business Performance
Mike Baldzicki, CRCM, National Account Executive, Health Plan and PBM, Corporate and Government Clients, former BAYER

12:00PM – 1:15PM

Luncheon

1:15PM – 2:00PM

Changes in Healthcare: Transitioning to a Patient-As-Consumer Culture
Keith Boyle, RN, Director of Patient Experience, HENRY MAYO NEWHALL HOSPITAL

2:00PM – 2:45PM

Case Study: Payer Perspective on Prior Authorization Category Forms
Mary Stevens, Director, Network Contracts, Compliance, Audit, Provider Relations, BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF MINNESOTA

2:45PM – 3:15PM

Networking Break

3:15PM – 4:15PM

Panel: Keys to Success for Real-Time Benefit Verification From the Manufacturer to Vendor
Chris Boneham, Executive Director Managed Markets, ARALEZ PHARMACEUTICALS
Bill Goodson, Director, Patient Access and Reimbursement Services, EISAI
Mark Stephan, Senior National Managed Markets Director, ALKERMES


Day Two

 Tuesday, January 23

8:00AM – 9:15AM

Continental Breakfast

9:15AM – 9:30AM

Co-Chairs' Recap of Day One
Melissa Paige, Pharmacy Patient Medication Assistance Principal Coordinator, UVA HEALTH SYSTEMS
Scott Sorenson, Director, Specialty Managed Care, PARAGON HEALTHCARE

9:30AM – 10:30AM

Discuss the Future of Real-Time Benefit Verification Technology
John Klimek, R.Ph., SVP Standards and IT, NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUG PROGRAMS, INC.

10:30AM – 11:15AM

Address MACRA/MIPS Key Challenges and Takeaways
John O’Shea, M.D., Surgeon and Senior Fellow, Center for Health Policy Studies, THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION

11:15AM – 11:45AM

Networking Break

11:45AM – 12:30PM

Panel: Payer Similarities and Differences of Pharmaceuticals Prior Authorization and Medical Prior Authorization
Melissa Paige, Pharmacy Patient Medication Assistance Principal Coordinator, UVA HEALTH SYSTEMS
Scott Sorenson, Director, Specialty Managed Care, PARAGON HEALTHCARE

12:30PM – 1:45PM

Luncheon

1:45PM – 2:30PM

Integrating Real-Time Data for Prior Authorization
John Poikonen, Adjunct Professor, MCPHS UNIVERSITY