Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 17, 2012
Atlantic Information Services is pleased to announce its Oct. 24 Webinar, “Negotiating Pharmacy Benefit Contracts: Strategies for Health Plans and Employers,” a fast-paced panel discussion looking at all angles of the complex world of pharmacy benefit contracting: PBMs, pharmaceutical manufacturers, health plans, employers and other purchasers.
As the role of PBMs has evolved from prescription drug claims processors to full-service benefit managers, negotiating a PBM contract has become more complex than ever, and it’s crucial that the contract language is clear to all parties. Pricing terms can be confusing and therefore misunderstood by plan sponsors, which can be further confounded by ongoing changes to how pharmaceutical prices are calculated and reported. PBMs also offer a wide range of services, from claims adjudication to drug utilization review, and plan sponsors should know upfront what they’re being charged for those services and what they’re getting for their money.
In a roundtable discussion featuring Brian Anderson, a consultant with the San Diego office of Milliman, Eugene P. Samuels, a health care attorney and general counsel for Envision Pharmaceutical Services, and William Sarraille, a senior member of the Healthcare Practice group in the Washington, D.C., office of Sidley Austin, attendees of this Oct. 24 webinar will get reliable answers to these and other big-dollar questions:
For more details and registration information on “Negotiating Pharmacy Benefit Contracts: Strategies for Health Plans and Employers,” visit http://aishealth.com/marketplace/c2p36_102412.
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