PBMI Webcast Will Help Employers Actively Manage Specialty Drug Coverage.SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The steps employers should be taking to better manage specialty drug coverage will be discussed in a Webcast hosted by the Pharmacy Benefit Management A Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) is a third party administrator of prescription drug programs. They are primarily responsible for processing and paying prescription drug claims. Institute (PBMI PBMI Pala Band of Mission Indians (California) ) from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on October 11, 2006. Webcast registration is available at www.pbmi.com.
The 90-minute Webcast will help employers analyze how they currently cover specialty drugs and identify the critical issues involved in developing a proactive specialty pharmacy strategy.
"We want to arm plan sponsors with an understanding of specialty drug programs and questions they need to ask their pharmacy benefit managers and health plans," says Dana H. Felthouse, PBMI president. "Our speakers will outline action steps to get a handle on specialty pharmacy cost and utilization."
Webcast speakers will be Lisa Gish, RN, MHA MHA
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Gish will discuss active management of the specialty pharmacy benefit from the employer/plan sponsor perspective. Greene will focus on setting priorities and establishing clinical strategies. Asthma, growth hormones growth hormone or somatotropin (sōmăt'ətrō`pən), glycoprotein hormone released by the anterior pituitary gland that is necessary for normal skeletal growth in humans (see protein). and psoriasis psoriasis (sôrī`əsĭs), occasionally acute but usually chronic and recurrent inflammation of the skin. The exact cause is unknown, but the disease appears to be an inherited, possibly autoimmune disorder that causes the will serve as examples to illustrate how clinical management guidelines can be employed to ensure beneficiaries have access to needed specialty therapies while managing the plan sponsor's financial risk.
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