Sept. 16 Virtual Conference on Pharmacy Benefits Includes Sessions on the Drug Pipeline, Copay Coupons, Formulary Exclusions

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Atlantic Information Services’s upcoming Sept. 16 virtual conference, “Proven Pharmacy Benefit Strategies for a Rapidly Changing Marketplace,” will focus intently on the big-dollar areas of drug spend and aggressive steps the nation’s leading pharmacy benefit managers are taking to control them.

Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS) is pleased to announce the full agenda for its upcoming virtual conference, “Proven Pharmacy Benefit Strategies for a Rapidly Changing Marketplace.” Focusing intently on the big-dollar areas of drug spend, this Sept. 16 program will address how plan sponsors are adopting bold, innovative strategies to control soaring specialty pharmacy and other costs.

The three sessions are:

  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: “Smart Pharmacy Strategies to Manage the Robust Drug Pipeline” — During the virtual conference’s opening session, a senior executive at Express Scripts Holding Co. will provide an analysis of the drug pipeline across traditional and specialty medications to provide a deep understanding of recent changes and developing drug trends, such as oncology and biosimilars.
  • 12:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.: “Manufacturer-Sponsored Copay Coupons: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” — Attendees will learn proven tactics being used by Independent Health and its PBM and specialty pharmacy subsidiaries that both curb and promote the use of manufacturer-sponsored coupon programs.
  • 2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.: “Exclusions and Other Emerging Formulary Management Strategies” — This session will explore the details of various formulary management techniques at play in the marketplace, from prior authorization to outright exclusions, with an experienced Milliman consultant and an executive at CVS Health.

Additionally, each of the virtual conference’s sessions will conclude with generous time allocated to answering individual questions.

AIS’s virtual conference allows participants to attend a live conference without having to travel to a meeting site. Plus, the registration fee includes a free On-Demand recording of each session, so any agenda items can be reviewed at a later time.

For more information, including a full agenda, speaker biographies and how to register, visit

About AIS
Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS) is a publishing and information company that has been serving the health care industry for more than 25 years. It develops highly targeted news, data and strategic information for managers in hospitals, health plans, medical group practices, pharmaceutical companies and other health care organizations. AIS products include print and electronic newsletters, websites, looseleafs, books, strategic reports, databases, webinars and conferences. Learn more at

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