Recent Events

Webinar: Narrow Pharmacy Network Design and Implementation - Strategies for Health Plans and Employers

Sponsored by Atlantic Information Systems
June 19, 2012, 1 p.m - 2:30 p.m Eastern, 12:00 p.m - 1:30 p.m Central

With roughly 61,000 retail pharmacies in operation across the US, proponents of narrow pharmacy networks contend that there's fat to be trimmed and savings to be won by their adoption. As the highly publicized exit of Walgreen Co. from the Express Scripts Holding Co. network appears to have little impact on clients, the conversation continues between PBMs and plan sponsors around the value of limited and/or preferred pharmacy networks.

Join us as our speakers discuss the rise of narrow pharmacy networks and important considerations around adopting this bold approach. 

Presenters:

  • Brian Bullock, R.Ph., President & CEO, The Burchfield Group
  • Corey Belken, Pharm.D., Direct Employer Market Lead, The Burchfield Group
  • Teresa Deluca, MD, Vice President, Humana Pharmacy Solutions

Proactive Action is the Real Measure: Maximizing Value and Improving Opearational Efficiencies with a Data Validation Audit

Presenting live at the Gorman Health Group Forum in Washington, DC
June 12-13, 2012, Gaylord National Hotel

Join our presenters to learn best practices in data validation. Find out the latest in managing compliance, improving operational efficiencies, reducing costs, and increasing profitability. Understand the possilbe impact of CMS guidance misinterpretation, and discover why alignment of business and IT is critical to proper reporting.

At the Forum designed for teams working in healthcare government programs, GHG also welcomes CMS Audit Chief, CMS ACO Chief, and Tom Scully, Former CMS administrator.

Presenters:

  • George Beaudin, Operations Lead, The Burchfield Group
  • Derek Frye, CISA, Senior IT Technical Auditor/Analyst, The Burchfield Group

Medicare Part D Round Table Webinar

January 19, 2012, Noon EST, 11 a.m. CST, 9 a.m. PST

Join Burchfield for an interactive industry round table. Learn the latest trends and experiences in managing Medicare Part D compliance from three well-known health plans.

Presenters:

  • Tracy Bennet, CIA, CPA,
    Director Audit & Risk Management,
    BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina
  • William Gedman, Jr., CIA, CPA, CFF,
    Vice President Quality Audit, Fraud and Abuse, Chief Compliance Officer,
    UPMC Health Plan
  • Catherine Windfield-Jones, CCEP, HIA,
    Senior Compliance Representative-Medicare Part D Compliance Officer,
    National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

Northeast Business Group On Health: Managing Health Outcomes and Costs through Specialty Pharmacy

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. EDT

As part of NEBGH's complimentary Employer Breakfast Club Series, Burchfield and one of its clients, Perdue Farms, will address the area of improving health outcomes from two perspectives. Open to NEBGH Healthcare Purchasers and NEBGH Health Plan Representatives.

Presenters:

  • Corey Belken, Pharm.D.,
    Managing Consultant,
    The Burchfield Group
     
  • Roger Merrill, MD, 
    Chief Medical Officer,
    Perdue Farms, Inc

Where: Union League Club, 38 East 37th Street, New York, NY

To register or for more information, go to http://nebgh.org/events/

Recent Events

Webinar: 2011 CMS Data Validation Lessons Learned

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Noon EDT, 11 a.m. CDT, 9 a.m. PDT

Burchfield shares the lessons that our clients and our auditors learned through the 2011 process of auditing Medicare Part C and Part D data validation reporting. Join us for the latest installment of the Pharmacy Benefit Knowledge Series.

Presenters:

  • George Beaudin,
    Audit Program Leader
  • Ezra Dillon, 
    Data Validation Project Manager
  • Derek Frye,
    CISA,
    IT Technical Auditor/Analyst

Webinar: What to do about Rising Specialty Pharmacy Costs

September 13, 2011

Noon EST, 11 a.m. CST, 9 a.m. PST

Specialty pharmacy represents an increasing portion of your pharmacy spend. Join us to find out how to manage this trend.

Presenter: Dr. Corey Belken, Pharm.D., Managing Consultant
Moderator: Brian Bullock, President and CEO

Webinar: Getting Ready for a Pharmacy Benefit Management RFP

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Noon EDT, 11 a.m. CDT, 9 a.m. PDT

Learn how to avoid key pitfalls for running a pharmacy benefit management RFP as well as tips for improved results. What you don't know can cost you millions. Join us for the latest installment of the Pharmacy Benefit Knowledge Series.

Presenter: Brian Bullock, President and CEO

Webinar: Trends in Specialty Pharmacy
March 2, 2011

Noon EST, 11 a.m. CST, 9 a.m. PST

Specialty pharmacy represents a large and increasing portion of your pharmacy spend. Join us to learn about trends in specialty.

Presenter: Dr. Kent Wangsness, Pharm.D., VP of Product Development Moderator: Brian Bullock, President and CEO

Webinar: Auditing Your Pharmacy Benefit

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Noon EDT, 11 a.m. CDT, 9 a.m. PDT

Auditing your pharmacy benefit is a key step in controlling costs and assuring your program is implemented properly. Join us to learn the why and how of auditing as well as five key tips in running an audit.

Presenter: Kent Wangsness, Vice President
Moderator: Brian Bullock, President and CEO

Webinar: PBM Contracting
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Noon EDT, 11 a.m. CDT, 9 a.m. PDT

Avoid "claw back" between your RFP and final contract. The devil is in the details and they can cost your organization millions.

Presenter: Steve Baumgardner, Director of Consulting Operations
Moderator: Brian Bullock, President and CEO