How to Thrive in the Current Health Care Ecosystem: 2017 Recommendations for Hemophilia Providers to Address Payer Challenges

Reserve your spot today for the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) Annual Meeting Session on the Current Payer Implications Facing Providers.

Jointly provided by
    Impact Education, LLC    
This activity is supported by independent educational grants from Genentech, CSL Behring, and Shire.

Saturday, August 26, 2017
1:00 PM - 3:15 PM CT
Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park
Room: Gold Ballroom
Chicago, IL
Held in conjunction with the National Hemophilia Foundation's 69th Annual Meeting, "Exploring the New Frontier"

Space is limited, priority registration is for HTC clinicians and social workers

Click here to view the invitation.

Cutting Edge Topics Include
  • How clinical guideline updates will impact payer and provider decision-making
  • Strategies used by managed care organizations (MCOs) and specialty pharmacy providers to facilitate care and administer benefits for members with hemophilia
  • Techniques to improve communications with health plans, insurers, and specialty pharmacy providers
  • Case-based discussion on formulary and medical management review process
  • Payer processes for streamlining pre-certification and prior authorization
  • Methods for optimal cost management of factor replacement therapy to be realized by multiple hemophilia stakeholders
Expert Faculty Presenters
Jay Bryant-Wimp, RPh
Accurate Rx Pharmacy
Edmund Pezalla, MD, MPH
Enlightenment Bioconsult, LLC
Vanita K. Pindolia, PharmD, BCPS, MBA
Vice President, Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacy Programs_PCM
Henry Ford Health System/Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
Mark T. Reding, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Transplantation
Director, Center for Bleeding and Clotting Disorders
University of Minnesota Medical Center
Who Should Attend?

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of hematologists, physician assistants, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers, and other health care professionals engaged in the care of patients with hemophilia.

Statement of Need/Program Overview

As the nation's health care system continues to seek quality improvement and cost reduction, hemophilia providers require enhanced skills to succeed in a changed health care ecosystem. Furthermore, rapidly evolving payer strategies, including medical necessity guidelines and benefit designs, are affecting patient access and out-of-pocket expenses, which can impact long-term health outcomes for patients with hemophilia.

This symposium, jointly provided by the National Hemophilia Foundation, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, and Impact Education, LLC, is designed for both hemophilia treatment center (HTC) and non-HTC physicians, nurses, and social workers to improve collaboration with various managed care, specialty pharmacy providers, and payer professionals to provide appropriate access and receive adequate reimbursement, and comprehensive care for their patients with hemophilia.


Upon completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
  • Employ benefit strategies used by MCOs to facilitate optimal treatment coverage for members with hemophilia
  • Utilize communication strategies for hemophilia providers to optimize treatment regimen approvals and coordination of care with various payers
  • Examine best practice examples in hemophilia management including data collection and analysis, cost management strategies, and the provision of collaborative care
  • Provide examples of hemophilia coverage and reimbursement scenarios that will enhance patients' comprehension of insurance vicissitudes
  • Apply multidisciplinary strategies for better care coordination with HTC pharmacy services and payer driven specialty pharmacy services
  • Assess economic analyses with current and new hemophilia agents amidst significant scientific and technical advances

Date and Time
Saturday, August 26, 2017
1:00 PM - 3:15 PM CT
Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park
Room: Gold Ballroom
Chicago, IL

1:00 PM Registration and Refreshments
1:15 PM Opening Comments & Overview
Vanita K. Pindolia, PharmD, BCPS, MBA
1:20 PM A Hemophilia Provider's Perspective - Payer Challenges, Issues, and Opportunities with the Optimal Management of Patients
Mark T. Reding, MD
1:40 PM How to Enhance Communications between Providers and Payers
Edmund Pezalla, MD, MPH
2:05 PM Best Practice Examples to Advance Connectivity and Overall Value through Payer Collaborations
Vanita K. Pindolia, PharmD, BCPS, MBA
2:30 PM Faculty Idea Exchange
Faculty Panel
2:35 PM Patient Adherence Strategies and Factor Cost Management: How to Balance and Leverage Multiple Hemophilia Pharmacy Stakeholders
Jay Bryant-Wimp, RPh
3:00 PM Moderated Faculty Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A
Entire Faculty Panel
3:10 PM Closing Comments
Vanita K. Pindolia, PharmD, BCPS, MBA
3:15 PM Adjournment

Physician Continuing Medical Education
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, the National Hemophilia Foundation, and Impact Education, LLC. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Nursing Education

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This educational activity for 2.0 contact hours is provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine. Pharmacotherapy contact hours for Advance Practice Registered Nurses to be determined.

Social Worker Continuing Education

This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886733890-2433) for 2.0 continuing education contact hours.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. The existence or absence of COI for everyone in a position to control content will be disclosed to participants prior to the start of each activity.

Americans with Disabilities Act
Event staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (ie, physical, dietary, etc). Please contact Impact Education, LLC, prior to the live event at (215) 619-8812.

Fee Information
No additional fee is required to attend this CME/CNE activity.

A statement of credit will be issued only upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation.

Note: There is NO FEE for attending this Special Pre-Conference Symposium. However, if you wish to attend the NHF Annual Meeting sessions from August 24th through August 26th, a registration fee is required.

Pre-registration will close at 12:00 pm on August 25, 2017.
Walk-in registration will be available at the time of the program.
If you have any questions, please call (215) 619-8812 or email