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Atlantic Information Services Webinar to Offer Health Plan, Employer Strategies for Implementing Narrow Pharma Networks
Date:8/1/2014

Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 01, 2014

Narrow networks that vary in size and approach offer health plans and employers effective options to trim pharmacy costs and improve outcomes. Proponents of narrow networks argue that they can enhance formulary compliance and achieve savings through lower dispensing and administrative fees. Consultants report that nearly all PBMs now include a narrow network option when responding to requests for proposals. The Aug. 12 webinar from Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS), “Health Plan/Employer Strategies for Implementing Narrow Pharmacy Networks,” will provide strategies and considerations around adopting narrow pharmacy networks.

Brian Anderson, M.B.A., a pharmacy benefits consultant at Milliman; Andy Becker, M.B.A., a director of network solutions at Express Scripts Holding Co.; and Anne Freese Pharm.D., a pharmacy director at Gold Coast Health Plan will present for 60 minutes and follow with 30 minutes devoted to individual questions. Participants will get reliable answers to these and other key questions:

  • What network designs are being deployed in the marketplace today? How can plans choose an option that meets member needs most effectively while mitigating disruption?
  • How narrow should pharmacy networks be to deliver meaningful savings to plan sponsors and employers?
  • What critical success factors and pitfalls should payers and employers be aware of when designing narrow networks?
  • How should narrow network opportunities be analyzed for cost and access?
  • What is the role of mail order and specialty in a narrow network?
  • How are limited networks applied in state Medicaid programs? What barriers to adoption of narrow networks
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