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DAY ONE WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2019

7:30

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30

Chairperson’s Welcome and Opening Remarks

Kristina D. Gaughan
Executive Director
Midwest Employee Benefit Funds Coalition, Inc.

Zero-In on the Evolving PBM and
Contracting Landscape

8:45

PBM ADDRESS Outlook on PBM Contracting — Market Realities and Considerations

Arlene Edlin
General Manager, Sales
Navitus Health Solutions

9:30

The Formula for PBM Agreements — An Overview of the Economics Involved, Negotiating Tips and Cost-Saving Opportunities

Vivian Turner
Principal
Groom Law Group

10:15

Networking and Refreshment Break

10:45

A Glance into the Future —
Next Generation Strategies for Revamping Pharmacy Benefits

AJ Ally, RPh.
Pharmacy Management Consultant
Milliman

Changing Industry Dynamics
Impacting Contracting

11:30

Birds-Eye View on the Current Regulatory Status of Drug Manufacturer Rebates

Heidi A. Sorensen
Of Counsel
Foley and Lardner, LLP

12:15

Networking Luncheon

1:30

Rebates vs. Lowest Net Cost —
Why It Matters and the Impact to PBM Vendor Procurements

Molly Breimhorst
Vice President, Financial and Analytical Services
PSG

Zach Fielder
Vice President, Analytics
PSG

2:15

STAKEHOLDER SPOTLIGHTNavigating the Future of Rebates and Collaboration —
Possibilities and Potential Outcomes Transforming the Marketplace

MODERATOR:

Brandy Millen
Consulting Actuary
Milliman

PANELISTS:

Garrett Brown
Assistant General Counsel
Employers Health Coalition

Natasha Davis
Senior Pharmacy Benefits Manager
North Carolina State Health Plan

3:00

Networking and Refreshment Break

Innovative Models for Contracting

3:30

Paving the Path Forward —
Improving Contract Transparency to Ensure Executability

Matthew Gibbs
National Pharmacy Solutions Leader
AON

4:15

Explore Innovative Pricing Models to Benefit All Stakeholders

Gary Branning
Professor, Pharmaceutical Management
Rutgers Business School — Newark and New Brunswick

5:00

Close of Day One

Networking, Wine and Cheese Reception immediately following the final session on day one

DAY TWO THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2019

8:00

Continental Breakfast

8:30

Chairman’s Review of Day One

Kristina D. Gaughan
Executive Director
Midwest Employee Benefit Funds Coalition, Inc.

8:45

Payer Negotiations for Improved Profitability —
A Role Play Exercise

Murray Kay
former Senior Vice President and CFO, Solvay Pharmaceuticals;
former Commercial Controller, AbbVie & Abbott Laboratories

9:45

Determine the Value of a Drug within a Contract

Joe Fuhr
Professor
Widener University

10:30

Networking and Refreshment Break

11:00

The Fight For Access — Collaborating with Specialty Pharmacies

MODERATOR:

Murray Kay
Former Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Solvay Pharmaceuticals;
Former Commercial Controller
AbbVie & Abbott Laboratories

PANELISTS:

Ron Weston
Director of Business and Community Development
AHF Pharmacy

Steve Zabrinski
Senior Director, Payer Strategies
Acentrus Specialty

11:45

Explore the Pros and Cons of Mail-Order Pharmacies

Natasha Davis
Senior Pharmacy Benefits Manager
North Carolina State Health Plan

12:30

Networking Luncheon

1:30

Health System Specialty Pharmacy —
The Patient Journey in an Integrated Care Model

Steve Zabrinski
Senior Director, Payer Strategies
Acentrus Specialty

Joann Stubbings
Associate Director, Specialty Pharmacy Services
University of Illinois at Chicago

2:15

Closing Roundtable Discussion

3:00

Close of Conference

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DAY ONE WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2019

7:30

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30

Chairperson’s Welcome and Opening Remarks

Kristina D. Gaughan
Executive Director
Midwest Employee Benefit Funds Coalition, Inc.

Zero-In on the Evolving PBM and
Contracting Landscape

8:45

PBM ADDRESS Outlook on PBM Contracting — Market Realities and Considerations

Arlene Edlin
General Manager, Sales
Navitus Health Solutions

9:30

The Formula for PBM Agreements — An Overview of the Economics Involved, Negotiating Tips and Cost-Saving Opportunities

Vivian Turner
Principal
Groom Law Group

10:15

Networking and Refreshment Break

10:45

A Glance into the Future —
Next Generation Strategies for Revamping Pharmacy Benefits

AJ Ally, RPh.
Pharmacy Management Consultant
Milliman

Changing Industry Dynamics
Impacting Contracting

11:30

Birds-Eye View on the Current Regulatory Status of Drug Manufacturer Rebates

Heidi A. Sorensen
Of Counsel
Foley and Lardner, LLP

12:15

Networking Luncheon

1:30

Rebates vs. Lowest Net Cost —
Why It Matters and the Impact to PBM Vendor Procurements

Molly Breimhorst
Vice President, Financial and Analytical Services
PSG

Zach Fielder
Vice President, Analytics
PSG

2:15

STAKEHOLDER SPOTLIGHTNavigating the Future of Rebates and Collaboration —
Possibilities and Potential Outcomes Transforming the Marketplace

MODERATOR:

Brandy Millen
Consulting Actuary
Milliman

PANELISTS:

Garrett Brown
Assistant General Counsel
Employers Health Coalition

Natasha Davis
Senior Pharmacy Benefits Manager
North Carolina State Health Plan

3:00

Networking and Refreshment Break

Innovative Models for Contracting

3:30

Paving the Path Forward —
Improving Contract Transparency to Ensure Executability

Matthew Gibbs
National Pharmacy Solutions Leader
AON

4:15

Explore Innovative Pricing Models to Benefit All Stakeholders

Gary Branning
Professor, Pharmaceutical Management
Rutgers Business School — Newark and New Brunswick

5:00

Close of Day One

Networking, Wine and Cheese Reception immediately following the final session on day one

DAY TWO THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2019

8:00

Continental Breakfast

8:30

Chairman’s Review of Day One

Kristina D. Gaughan
Executive Director
Midwest Employee Benefit Funds Coalition, Inc.

8:45

Payer Negotiations for Improved Profitability —
A Role Play Exercise

Murray Kay
former Senior Vice President and CFO, Solvay Pharmaceuticals;
former Commercial Controller, AbbVie & Abbott Laboratories

9:45

Determine the Value of a Drug within a Contract

Joe Fuhr
Professor
Widener University

10:30

Networking and Refreshment Break

11:00

The Fight For Access — Collaborating with Specialty Pharmacies

MODERATOR:

Murray Kay
Former Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Solvay Pharmaceuticals;
Former Commercial Controller
AbbVie & Abbott Laboratories

PANELISTS:

Ron Weston
Director of Business and Community Development
AHF Pharmacy

Steve Zabrinski
Senior Director, Payer Strategies
Acentrus Specialty

11:45

Explore the Pros and Cons of Mail-Order Pharmacies

Natasha Davis
Senior Pharmacy Benefits Manager
North Carolina State Health Plan

12:30

Networking Luncheon

1:30

Health System Specialty Pharmacy —
The Patient Journey in an Integrated Care Model

Steve Zabrinski
Senior Director, Payer Strategies
Acentrus Specialty

Joann Stubbings
Associate Director, Specialty Pharmacy Services
University of Illinois at Chicago

2:15

Closing Roundtable Discussion

3:00

Close of Conference