Understanding the 5 P's of Specialty Pharmacy

Working with All the Pieces of the Specialty Pharmacy Puzzle

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Specialty Pharmacy (SP) is a rapidly growing area of interest for many health system leaders. This area of ambulatory pharmacy is different from typical pharmacy dispensing.

In this webinar, you’ll gain an understanding of how specialty pharmacy is a different service offering than traditional retail by exploring the 5 P’s of Specialty Pharmacy - Patient, Provider, Pharmacy, Payer, and Pharmaceutical Manufacturer. The presenter will compare and contrast the important differentiations of a health-system-based SP offering, how it can affect the profitability of the system, and how it can serve their stakeholders in a more integrated manner.

In addition, learn the complexities of the Payer and Pharmaceutical manufacturer roles and how they play an important role in access to patients and drugs. Particular focus will be on the payer control of specialty scripts and understanding how to begin a specialty pharmacy expansion without complete payer access.

Attendees Will Learn:

  • How to implement a specialty pharmacy strategy for your health system
  • What makes specialty different than retail by focusing on the 5 P’s of specialty pharmacy
  • Strategies to incrementally grow the retail service line by focusing on improved service offerings on select SP products that are currently available at retail
  • Payer complexity in SP
  • Limited Distribution strategy of Pharma

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Thought Leaders

Jody Miller
President, Ambulatory & Specialty Pharmacy
Comprehensive Pharmacy Services
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Jody Miller's career in health care began while serving as a Captain in the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps, where he was the Commanding Officer of the Medical Company at Martin Army Community Hospital in Fort Benning, Georgia.

His experience in health care has included owning numerous successful health care service businesses, working in various roles at Johnson and Johnson, co-founding Reliance Rx, a regional specialty pharmacy, and launching 4Front Consulting Group, where his engagements include building new specialty pharmacy solutions and consulting on new biopharmaceutical product launches in the area of payer and provider strategy.

Jody is a frequent speaker at national trade conferences on payer and provider topics pertaining to the distribution and payment strategies for biopharmaceutical products.

Jody holds an undergraduate degree in Health Care Administration from Texas State University and a Master's of Business Administration from Canisius College.

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