The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) is pleased to be participating in next week’s Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Nexus 2017 meeting in Dallas, Texas. As a sponsor of and participant in the AMCP Foundation symposium on Monday, Oct. 16, and as panelists during a discussion on Tuesday, Oct. 17, we’re looking forward to the important conversations focusing on value-based care, emerging payment and delivery models, health policy and other important health issues during the week.
Monday kicks off with an AMCP Foundation symposium focusing on “Value-Based Health Care: Identifying Benefits for Patients, Providers and Payers.” In addition to sponsoring the symposium, NPC’s chief science officer, Robert Dubois, MD, PhD, will participate in an afternoon panel, “Provider Perspectives on Consumer Priorities in Value-Based Care.” Dr. Dubois and Van Crocker, President, Healthagen Outcomes, Aetna, will take a closer look at how patient data is being used in health care decision-making, as well as how to incorporate patient values in plan design.
Tuesday’s highlights include a panel discussion, “Specialty Benefit Design at the Intersection of High Deductible Health Plans and Health Savings,” featuring NPC-University of Southern California Schaeffer Center’s Postdoctoral Health Policy Fellow Ilene L. Hollin, PhD, MPH. The discussion will explore some of the challenges with high-deductible health plans, such as the burden of out-of-pocket costs these plans place on consumers and how employers are designing these plans.
Dr. Hollin will be joined on the panel by Paul Fronstin, PhD, Director of Health Research, Employee Benefit Research Institute, and Chuck Reynolds, RPh, Consultant, Benfield-Gallagher, who also led previous research on high-deductible health plans for NPC.
In addition, NPC will be hosting an exhibition booth at Nexus – be sure to stop by to meet NPC staff and pick up copies of our research.