Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Download the Updated 2015 MMCC Brochure

With an overflow of positive feedback about the program, we wanted to ensure everyone and everyone gets in on the action!

Download the brochure to view the full agenda for the Medicaid Managed Care Congress, taking place on May 20-22nd in Baltimore.

Highlights include:
• CMS Keynote speakers
• 20+ health plan case studies from Amerigroup, Molina Healthcare, Cigna-Health Spring and more!
• 15+ state government officials share unique programming
• NEW! An entire day focused on the opportunities of dual market
• And more!      

Register by Friday, April 24th and SAVE up to $200!
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Monday, March 16, 2015

Look Who's Attending IIR's 7th Annual Government Programs Summit

Sneak-Peek List of the 2015 Attendees Below
IIR's 7th Annual Government Programs Summit is just 2 weeks away! Get the most comprehensive, up-to-date information on the key government programs affecting your operations including an update from CMS on operational issues affecting the Medicaid Pharmacy Program and HRSA on key 340B updates.

In addition, you will gain critical insights on Medicare Part D & Coverage Gap, Part B, MDRP, TRICARE, VA, OIG and more. Register now to reserve your seat at this leading industry event.

Everyone who's anyone is here! Here's just a snapshot of companies already confirmed to be in Arlington,with many more slated to join us: (as of 3/11/15)

• Actavis
• Actelion Pharmaceuticals
• Afaxys Inc
• Amneal Pharmaceuticals
• Ariad Pharmaceuticals
• Baxter International Inc
• Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals
• Bristol Myers Squibb
• Celgene Corporation
• Chiesi USA
• Daiichi Sankyo Inc
• Eli Lilly & Co
• Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc
• Fresenius Kabi
• Genentech
• GlaxoSmithKline
• Glenmark Generics Inc USA
• Health Resources & Services Adminstration    •    Hospira
• Impax Laboratories
• Jazz Pharmaceuticals
• Johnson & Johnson
• Mylan Inc
• National Association of Chain Drug
• National Council for Prescription Drug Programs NCPDP
• Novartis Pharmaceuticals
• Salix Pharmaceuticals Inc
• Sanofi
• Shire
• Sunovion
• Taro Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
• United Therapeutics

Add your name to this list and join in on this one-stop-shop for all things government programs in Arlington on March 23-25, 2015.

Register online now to receive 50% off! Be sure to use XP205150OFF

Friday, March 13, 2015

Today Only! Register for MMCC & Save $400

It’s Friday the 13th but you are actually about to get lucky!
Today is the last day you can save up to $400 for IIR’s Medicaid Managed Care Congress (MMCC). Use the code XP2026BLOG to redeem your savings. Register now!

Hope to see you in Baltimore his May!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

CMS Keynotes at MMCC 2015 | Save up to $400 by 3/13

CMS Provides Clarity on Government Initiatives to Better Prepare You for This Year and Beyond

The 23rd Annual Medicaid Managed Care Congress, taking place May 20-22 in Baltimore, MD is proud to introduce the 2015 CMS keynote:

Stephen Cha, MD, MHS, Chief Medical Officer, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES (CMS)

Stephen will be speaking on the following topic:
Solving the Delivery & Payment Reform Puzzle: Piecing Together Best Practices to Improve Medicaid Managed Care across the Country
CMS is increasingly focused on delivery system and payment reform, and figuring out how to share best practices across MCOs and states. Explore some innovative programming, including value based purchasing, from a managed care perspective and understand how you can make some of these programs best work for you.

Register now & save $400! Use the code XP2026BLOG

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

CIS Hosts Advanced GP Forum at the 2015 IIR Government Programs Summit

Via Chris Cobourn, Senior Vice President of Commercial Compliance, CIS

It is nearly March again, and although spring is decidedly not in the air, it is not too early to make plans to attend the CIS Advanced GP Forum on the IIR Government Programs Summit Pre-Conference day, March 23rd.

This forum has grown and evolved over the years.  It is a PowerPoint-free day, with open discussion on current and topical issues for the GP professional.  CIS facilitates the day, posing questions to our esteemed panel of experts.

The discussion has always been intriguing and informative, especially for the GP Geek in each of us, and it is amazing how quickly the day goes.

Our panel this year includes:
  • Sabrina Yohai, Assistant General Counsel, Pfizer
  • Michael Hepburn, Senior Director, Government Contracts, Janssen R&D, LLC
  • Jennifer Norton, Senior Director, Pricing & Contract Administration – Managed Markets, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • John Shakow, Partner, FDA and Life Sciences Practice Group, King & Spalding

If you have participated in CIS thought leadership venues, such as our monthly GP Forum call or our ongoing GP Webinar series, you know that we strive to foster dialogue in the GP community.  This all day forum began 6 years ago now and has become a mainstay of IIR’s GP Summit as a venue for the GP professional to meet with their peers.

Venues like this are even more critical this year, with the AMP Final Rule now being published possibly in April.  Additionally, there are the deep and complex topics that continue to vex us, such as bundling, smoothing, BFSF/FMV, Gross to Net, Medicaid Expansion, and the PHS program.  We hope to see you this year at the Advanced GP Forum, and I welcome any inquiries in advance of topics you would like to discuss there!

Register and save $100 off the current rate with the code XP2051BLOG - Click here.