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National Medicare Audioconference: An Analysis of Medicare Cost Sharing

  • Tuesday, June 27, 2006
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm (Eastern)
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (Central)
11:00 am - 12:30 pm (Mountain)
10:00 am - 11:30 am (Pacific)





The Audioconference agenda is set forth in Eastern Daylight Time below:

1:00 pm Welcoming Remarks and Introduction of Faculty
Lindy Hinman, Avalere Health (Moderator)

1:05 pm

A Marketplace Overview: Cost-Sharing and Formulary Design Analysis
Lovisa Gustafsson, Avalere Health
  • Analyzing marketplace trends in cost management strategies
  • Examining formulary positioning for specialty products and other high-cost drugs
Presentation Materials in Powerpoint or Acrobat

1:25 pm

View from the Patients: The Beneficiary Experience
Sarah Barber, ACS
  • Assessing impact of four- and five-tier formularies on access to medications
  • Evaluating evolving beneficiary options
Presentation Materials in Powerpoint or Acrobat

1:40 pm

The Role of the Federal Government
Aaron Eaton, CMS
  • Addressing CMS' role in providing plan oversight
  • Discussing CMS' role in educating beneficiaries

1:55 pm

Facilitated Panel Discussion and Questions from the Audience
Lindy Hinman, Avalere Health

2:30 pm

Audioconference Adjournment


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