Kimberly Westrich, MA, vice president, health services research, National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC), moderated the webinar. She kicked off the conversation by noting that there is great interest in risk-sharing agreements (RSAs) as a way to address challenges in the current health care environment.
She also introduced the webinar speakers, who included:
- Josh Carlson, PhD, assistant professor, University of Washington School of Pharmacy, who provided an overview of the taxonomy and current landscape for RSAs, along with some examples of RSAs in the United States;
- Lou Garrison, PhD, professor, University of Washington School of Pharmacy, who presented interview findings and survey results from the research study, "Private Sector Risk-Sharing Agreements in the U.S.: Trends, Barriers and Prospects"; and
- Ed Pezalla, PhD, vice president, pharmacy policy and strategy, Aetna, who shared how payers view elements of performance-based contracts.