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Career level:

Experienced Professional

Recommended for:

Clinical Operations
Clinically Integrated Network
Financial Planning
Patient Engagement
Payer Contracting
Physician Practice

Delivery Method:

Self Study

Advance Preparation:



Knowledge of hospital pharmacy finances.

Course Availability:

1 Year

Live Webinar | Cost of Care
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Blog | Cost of Care
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How To | Cost of Care
Focus group identifies the promise and challenges of total cost of care.
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HFMA Chair urges attendees “dare to move” to address challenges in healthcare finance.
On Demand Webinar | Intermediate | Cost of Care

How to accelerate financial results of a specialty pharmancy

On Demand Webinar | Intermediate | Cost of Care

How to accelerate financial results of a specialty pharmancy


As the prevalence of specialty medications continue to grow, health systems are uniquely positioned to enhance care for patients who require these high-cost, hard-to- manage drugs. In addition to improving clinical outcomes, patient engagement, physician satisfaction and cost of care, a health system specialty pharmacy service can drive incremental revenue and improve profitability - key benefits considering COVID-19 and recent drug manufacturer 340B contract pharmacy policies.

This discussion will outline:
  • The importance of embedding pharmacists and pharmacy liaisons into care teams to improve patient adherence and outcomes
  • Why a comprehensive opportunity assessment is critical to ensure long-term success and overcome barriers to growth
  • How accelerating an in-house specialty pharmacy service can protect against the financial impact of recent drug manufacturer 340 contract pharmacy policies
Original Live Webinar Date: 10/21/20
After this program, you'll be able to..
  • Understand the potential financial impact of an in-house specialty pharmacy service for patients providers and health systems
  • Define the clinically integrated health system specialty pharmacy care model
  • Explain strategies to overcome common barriers to establishment and expansion of a pharmacy service

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