BREAKING NEWS: U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar has accepted our invitation to speak at the 340B Coalition Summer Conference! Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from President Trump’s point man on lowering prescription drug prices. Secretary Azar was sworn in on Jan. 29, 2018. Azar has spent his career working in both the public and private sectors, as an attorney and in senior leadership roles focused on advancing healthcare reform, research and innovation.
From 2001 to 2007, Azar served at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – first as its General Counsel (2001–2005) and then as Deputy Secretary. During his time as Deputy Secretary, Azar was involved in improving the department’s operations; advancing its emergency preparedness and response capabilities as well as its global health affairs activities; and helping oversee the rollout of the Medicare Part D prescription drug program.
In 2007, Azar rejoined the private sector as senior vice president for corporate affairs and communications at Eli Lilly and Co. From 2012 to 2017, he served as president of Lilly USA LLC, the company’s largest affiliate.
Azar clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia prior to practicing law for several years. He graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in economics and government from Dartmouth College and earned his law degree from Yale University.
Conference attendees will also hear from Amy Walter, National Editor of the Cook Political Report, who will discuss the upcoming 2018 mid-term congressional elections. She joins a terrific lineup of experts on 340B policy, compliance, regulation and implementation.
Here's just a taste of the 340B issues that will be on the menu when an anticipated record-breaking +1,600 340B program stakeholders gather in Washington for the 340B Coalition Summer Conference:
The legislative front – Bills have been introduced in the U.S. House and Senate that would alter the 340B program, including scaling back hospital participation and reducing the number of sites eligible for discounts. Hearings have been held in the House and Senate and efforts to move legislation forward may occur in the future. President Trump’s “Put American Patients First” plan has been announced and is being actively debated on Capitol Hill and in boardrooms around the county.
The regulatory front – President Trump and Secretary Azar have released a "blueprint" for lowering drug prices that seeks public comment on a long list of policy questions regarding the 340B program. The administration has also proposed to extend the controversial 30% cut in Medicare Part B drug payments to many 340B hospitals into 2019. That cut is the subject of a federal lawsuit brought by national hospital associations and health systems who have challenged its legality. Legislation in Congress to reverse the cuts is pending and has nearly 200 sponsors, but it has not been scheduled for a vote.
For providers, pharmacies, service providers, drug manufacturers, and government agencies alike, attending the conference is the best way to stay on top of 340B.
We look forward to seeing you in July!
Alex Azar, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Alex M. Azar II was sworn in as the Secretary of Health and Human Services on Jan. 29, 2018. Azar has spent his career working in both the public and private sectors, as an attorney and in senior leadership roles focused on advancing healthcare reform, research and innovation.
From 2001 to 2007, Azar served at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – first as its General Counsel (2001–2005) and then as Deputy Secretary. During his time as Deputy Secretary, Azar was involved in improving the department’s operations; advancing its emergency preparedness and response capabilities as well as its global health affairs activities; and helping oversee the rollout of the Medicare Part D prescription drug program. Read more...
Amy Walter, National Editor of the Cook Political Report
Over the past 19 years, Amy Walter has built a reputation as an accurate, objective, and insightful political analyst with unparalleled access to campaign insiders and decision-makers. Known as one of the best political journalists covering Washington, she is the national editor of the Cook Political Report and the former political director of ABC News. From 1997–2007, Walter served as senior editor of the Cook Political Report. She is also a regular panelist on NBC’s Meet the Press, Fox News’ Special Report with Bret Baier, and CBS' Face the Nation. She provides political analysis every Monday evening for the PBS NewsHour. Read more...
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Pharmacists and clinic directors at institutions providing care to low-income and uninsured populations
Pharmaceutical manufacturers, distributors, and group purchasing organizations
Pharmacy service companies and information technology firms
Retail, chain, specialty pharmacies, and other businesses that contract with 340B entities
State Medicaid pharmacy directors and drug assistance program managers
Pharmacy benefit managers/administrators, and other health plans
Consultants, attorneys, and other compliance experts
Federal, state, and local policy makers and government relations directors
AIDS drug assistance program officials and AIDS service organizations
Other providers of health care for the uninsured and vulnerable populations
Continuing Education Credits for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians Available!
Don't miss out! This is a great chance for all pharmacy service companies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, health insurance plans, IT companies, wholesalers, GPOs, and law/consulting firms to promote your company's services and products in an intimate and relaxed setting. Hundreds of pharmacists and other clinicians, hospital and health center executives, federal, state and local government officials, GPO's, wholesalers, drug company decision makers and other leading health care professionals will be attending this conference. The exhibit area is designed to ensure a high level of traffic that will enable your company to maximize its marketing investment. There are many exciting exhibition options as well as opportunities to promote your services on our website. More information on becoming an exhibitor will be available shortly, but in the meantime, please contact Lee-Anne Gabrielli at (202) 552-5856 if you have any questions.
15th Annual 340B Coalition Winter Conference
The 2019 340B Coalition Winter Conference will be held at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego, CA on January 30 - February 1, 2019.
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