Join the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Nexus 2017 meeting in Dallas, Texas, on Oct. 17-19. Don’t miss the panel on “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, on Oct. 17 at 9:50 a.m.
Registration is also open for the AMCP Foundation Research Symposium, sponsored by NPC, on Oct. 16 addressing “Value-Based Health Care: Identifying Benefits for Patients, Providers & Payers.” The symposium will address substantive conceptual questions about value-based care, including how different stakeholders define value from their perspective, as well as technology’s potential for monitoring and improving health outcomes.
Specialty Benefit Design at the Intersection of High Deductible Health Plans and Health Savings
Tuesday, October 17, 9:50-11:20 a.m.
Although high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) with associated health savings accounts are increasingly utilized, we know little about how they affect populations using specialty medications. If the increased levels of cost-sharing are intended to curb unnecessary care or increase price shopping, HDHPs risk placing an unfair burden on those members requiring these high-cost medications.
This session will explore options of a special benefit design for HDHP enrollees who are burdened with high cost-sharing levels because of their need for specialty medications. Additionally, the panel will explore how this issue affects employers, from how they choose benefit plans to how it impacts on productivity at work.
- Ilene L. Hollin, PhD, MPH, NPC-University of Southern California Schaeffer Center’s Postdoctoral Health Policy Fellow
- Paul Fronstin, PhD, Director of Health Research, Employee Benefit Research Institute
- Chuck Reynolds, RPh, Consultant, Benfield-Gallagher