Apr 22, 2016

Announcing the HTC Clinician Workshop Series at the Annual National Hemophilia Foundation Annual Meeting,

How to Thrive in a New Healthcare Ecosystem: 

Recommendations for Hemophilia Providers to Address Payer Challenges 

*Please note that this series is designed for HTC clinicians (physicians, nurses, and social workers). Space is limited and priority registration will be given to these provider groups.

The National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) and Impact Education, LLC (IMPACT) are pleased to announce four unique, continuing education workshops specifically designed for hemophilia treatment center (HTC) providers and social workers. Program chairperson, Steven A. Pipe, MD, from the University of Michigan, along with eight health plan and managed care executives, will serve on the faculty panel. They will highlight key payer issues and recommended solutions to improve the care of patients with hemophilia, and support the continued success of the coordinated care model. This free, CME/CNE-certified lunch program is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 23, 2016, from 2:00 pm–6:00 pm at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, in conjunction with NHF’s 68th Annual Meeting, “A Brighter Future Together.” Lunch will be offered from 1:00-2:00 pm.

As the Affordable Care Act (ACA) seeks to improve quality and reduce costs, hemophilia providers require enhanced skills to succeed in the new healthcare ecosystem.  At the same time, rapidly evolving payer strategies, including medical necessity guidelines and benefit designs, are affecting patient access and out-of-pocket expenses, which can affect long-term outcomes for patients with hemophilia. Due to the advent of new and more costly treatment modalities, the management of pediatric and adult hemophilia patients has become more complicated for physicians, nurses, case managers, home health providers, social workers and family members/caregivers. In the absence of a collaborative educational effort, the full benefits of care coordination have not yet been achieved.

This program will offer key insights from the faculty panel who will engage in an interactive, case-based discussion with hemophilia physicians, nurses and social workers attending NHF's 68th Annual Meeting.  Through four unique workshops, the faculty will highlight best practices to collaborate with various managed care, specialty pharmacy and payer professionals to provide appropriate access, adequate reimbursement and comprehensive care for their patients with hemophilia.

Register today! Space is limited. The symposium is jointly provided by NHF, IMPACT and the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine. It is supported by independent educational grants from Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Baxalta US, Inc., Biogen and Novo Nordisk, Inc.