Presentations

Medicare Prescription Payment Plan…aka OOP Price Smoothing presented at ASAP by Ann Johnson

PHSL President Ann Johnson presented at the American Society for Automation in Pharmacy (ASAP) 2024 Annual Conference. Ann’s presentation discussed the Inflation Reduction Act’s “price smoothing” provision, including implications for patients, payers, and pharmacies.

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Interchangeable & Unbranded Biologics: Cutting Through The Confusion presented at ASAP by Melissa Krause

PHSL Vice President Melissa Krause presented at the American Society for Automation in Pharmacy (ASAP) 2022 Annual Conference. Melissa’s presentation discussed different perspectives on interchangeable biologics, addressed how interchangeable biologics and unbranded biologics are being displayed in pharmacy management systems, and included recommendation on what pharmacists need to cut through confusion and ensure correct dispensing and reimbursement.

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340B Market Dynamics: Role of Systems and Strategic Tactics presented at ASAP by Ann Johnson

PHSL President Ann Johnson presented at the American Society for Automation in Pharmacy (ASAP) 2021 Virtual Midyear Conference. Ann’s presentation reviewed the basics of the 340B drug program, the role of third-party administrators (TPAs) and accumulator software in managing 340B Program requirements for covered entities and contract pharmacies, and conflicting industry perspectives on the topic.

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You can access all of the 2021 ASAP Virtual Midyear Conference presentations at https://asapnet.org/2021-midyear-conference.

 

2021 Summer Newsletter:

Nebraska Moves to Change PDMP

Lack of Adoption for Pharmacist Clinical Services Presented by Melissa Krause at ASAP

PHSL Vice President Melissa Krause presented at the American Society for Automation in Pharmacy (ASAP) 2021 Virtual Annual Conference on January 14, 2021. Melissa discussed what has prevented pharmacists’ clinical services from widespread adoption, with a focus on evaluating various clinical services and determining whether they provide hard or soft dollar savings.

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California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) presented at ASAP by Tim Kosty

PHSI Co-Founder Tim Kosty presented at the American Society for Automation in Pharmacy (ASAP) 2020 Annual Conference. The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) introduces the most stringent consumer privacy protections in the country, offering California consumers new rights to learn what personal information covered businesses have collected, sold, and disclosed. Is the CCPA a preview of new consumer privacy laws, or a one-off California regulation? Tim will review the requirements that covered businesses must comply with, system changes required, and potential unintended consequences for businesses and consumers. Click here to view Tim’s presentation slides.

Digital Therapeutics & The Role of the Pharmacist presented at ASAP by Ann Johnson

PHSI President Ann Johnson presented at the American Society for Automation in Pharmacy (ASAP) 2019 Midyear Conference. Along with a background on digital therapeutics, Ann discussed the FDA’s Proposed Framework for “Prescription Drug-Use-Related Software” and opportunities for adherence initiatives, data available from digital therapeutics, and the role that pharmacists can play. Click here to view Ann’s presentation slides.

 

You can access all of the 2019 ASAP Midyear Conference presentations at http://www.asapnet.org.

Next Generation Data Metrics for Pharmacy Comparisons Presented at ASAP by Don Dietz

PHSI Vice President Don Dietz presented at the American Society for Automation in Pharmacy (ASAP) 2019 Annual Conference. Don discussed unique factors that differentiate pharmacies and require enhanced reporting. Click here to view Don’s presentation slides. You can access all of the 2019 ASAP Annual Conference presentations at http://www.asapnet.org.

Interoperability, FHIR, and Block-chain presented at ASAP 2018 Midyear by Tim Kosty

ASAP 2018 Midyear
 

PHSI President Tim Kosty presented “Interoperability, FHIR, and Blockchain: Where Do We Go from Here?” at the American Society for Automation in Pharmacy (ASAP) 2018 Midyear Conference. Tim’s presentation reviewed the challenges in developing and the progress in creating an interoperable health system, including the announcement from Apple that it will be creating a patient health record using the fast healthcare interoperability resources (FHIR) process. He explored the challenges for healthcare technology companies, healthcare providers, pharmacies, and patients, and discussed whether these efforts solve the right problem and whether technology such as blockchain will make these efforts obsolete.

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You can access all of the 2018 ASAP Midyear Conference presentations at http://www.asapnet.org.

New Revenue Streams for Pharmacy Presented at ASAP by Don Dietz

PHSI Vice President Don Dietz presented at the American Society for Automation in Pharmacy (ASAP) 2018 Annual Conference.  Don discussed new revenue streams for pharmacies. Click here to view Don’s presentation slides. You can access all of the 2018 ASAP Annual Conference presentations at http://www.asapnet.org.

Tim Kosty Presented on Drug Utilization Edits at ASAP Midyear

PHSI President Tim Kosty presented on “Drug Utilization Edits: Failures, Needs, and Future Direction” at the American Society for Automation in Pharmacy (ASAP) 2017 Midyear Conference. Tim’s presentation reviewed a variety of issues, including historical implementation of DUR edits, pharmacy workflow considerations, choices made by pharmacy chain management to display/suppress messages, payers’ choices on DUR messaging in their claims processing systems, legal implications, and future strategies and tactics. Click here to view Tim’s presentation slides.