On Thursday, December 8, 2016, Acro Pharmaceutical Services hosted their 10th Annual Symposium on Payer/Managed Care Strategies for Specialty Medications. Held at the Hyatt at The Bellevue in downtown Philadelphia, the meeting gathered key stakeholders in specialty pharmacy and healthcare to provide insight on how to partner with payers by better understanding key specialty pharmacy issues and dynamics that payers consider when deriving their specialty drug management strategies and benefits and the role that specialty pharmacy plays in helping payers achieve their goals.
Back for a second year, Suzette DiMascio, CHE, CMCE, CPC, educated the attendees on how to navigate the changing channels in specialty pharmacy. Suzette, President and CEO of CSI Specialty Group, discussed how Integrated Delivery Networks (IDNs) are positioned to best manage high risk specialty patients. Suzette also spoke about how the model of integrated care is different from traditional specialty pharmacy and provided insight into why the future of specialty pharmacy will pivot around integrated healthcare systems.