YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND A GPAHU EDUCATION EVENT

A New Journey for the Delivery of Healthcare

Current and Post Pandemic Trends, Partnerships and Innovations

Wednesday, April 21, 2021    9:00-10:30am

Join us for a discussion on the pre/post pandemic changes in the delivery of Healthcare.

  • Expectations for Post Pandemic Environment
  • Social & Technology Innovations
  • Local & National Distribution Trends

 

 

Brett Mayfield, Independence Blue Cross Senior VP and Local Market President
(Consumer, Small Group and Middle Markets), will open this educational session
by sharing his thoughts and observations on the current state of our industry.
Additionally, he will review the IBC footprint expansion, leadership updates and
leveraging broker relationships in the local landscape.

 

 

 

 

 

Special guest speaker Dr. Richard L. Snyder M.D., Executive Vice President, Facilitated Health Networks, and Chief Medical Officer for Independence Blue Cross,
will discuss trends, vaccination rollout, return to work steps, and future state of healthcare trends, provider and community engagement. All will be discussed with
consideration to our whole-person health initiative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Madelyn Fernstrom, PhD, Health Strategist and Quil Health Chief Clinical and Science Advisor, will continue to elaborate on the change that the pandemic has accelerated the partnership trends and technology innovations in the patients, providers and payer spaces.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Time: 9am -10.30am

Cost: FREE for GPAHU members, $15 for Non-members

This will be a virtual presentation. You will be emailed a link for the presentation.

RSVP by April 19th.  Inquiries to Karen Mardis at kwmardis@gpahu.net

Earn 2 CE credits in PA and NJ

Pharmacy Benefits Managers (PBM) Basics Including Specialty 2nd Edition (Course ID #7832)

Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

9:00-11am

 

The GPAHU welcomes special guest presenter Wendy Brighton, AVP, Cigna Pharmacy – Pharmacy Producer Relations Director, for a two-credit Continuing Education course providing an introduction to Pharmacy Benefit Management.

This course will provide a foundational knowledge of PBMs and the role they play in the US. Topics to be covered include:

 

 

 

  • The function of a PBM and its role and services in the drug distribution system
  • Prescription drug pricing methods and key pricing components
  • Specialty drugs and the impact of prescription drug spending and ways to manage it
  • Pharmacy plan design and cost containment strategies
  • The laws and regulations affecting the PBM industry

 

 

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Date: Tuesday, May 4th

Time: 9am -11am

Cost: FREE for GPAHU members, $20 for Non-members

Earn 2 CE credits in PA and NJ

This will be a virtual presentation. You will be emailed a link for the presentation.

Course ID #7832

 

RSVP by April 31st.  Inquiries to Karen Mardis at kwmardis@gpahu.net

Earn 2 CE credits in PA and NJ

The Oral-Systemic Connection & Why Aren’t All Dental Claims Paid?

Tuesday, May 25th , 2021

9:00-11am

The GPAHU is pleased to offer this 2 credit Continuing Education course presented by

Valerie Fleming, RDH, United Concordia’s Oral Wellness Consultant

United Concordia’s Oral Wellness Consultant, Valerie Fleming, RDH. Your smile is one of your most valuable assets. However, good oral health is more than just your smile and benefits both your smile and your whole body. This presentation covers a range of dental health topics including: prevention and treatment of common dental diseases, keeping your mouth healthy, fear of the dentist, the mouth-body connection, and strategies for incorporating dental health into overall wellness programs.

 

Additionally, Dental benefits are different than medical benefits and most of us do what our dentists say without question.  Everybody wants to think that their dentists are looking out for the patients’ best interests.  Yet are all of those services really necessary?  If my mouth is healthy, do I really need x-rays every 6 months or 12 months?  If that cracked tooth is not causing any problems, do I really need an extensive crown on it?  What happens when my dentist bills for a service that is not appropriate, or not necessary, and who makes that determination?  These questions will be answered and much more.

 

 

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Date: Tuesday, May 25th

Time: 9am -11am

Cost: FREE for GPAHU members, $20 for Non-members

Earn 2 CE credits in PA and NJ

This will be a virtual presentation. You will be emailed a link for the presentation.

RSVP by May 21st.  Inquiries to Karen Mardis at kwmardis@gpahu.net

Earn 1 CE credits in PA

Medicare Basics

Learn How to Get and Stay Medicare Insurance Ready

Thursday, June 10, 2021 | 9:00-10:00am

The GPAHU is pleased to offer this 1 credit Continuing Education course presented by

Tracy Russo, President & Owner

HTA Financial President & Owner, Tracy Russo. Designed for clients nearing age 65, nearing retirement, working past age 65, and ALL retirees. Join us for a live, interactive presentation & get your questions answered.

Attendees will learn the following:

  • What you should be doing as a retiree or soon to be retiree
  • Open Enrollment and Guaranteed Issue Periods, plus late penalties
  • What happens when you and your spouse do not turn 65 at the same time
  • When to enroll or defer Medicare Part B if not retiring at age 65
  • Changing carriers—how & when

Make sure your coverage is complete:

  • What does Medicare cover and not cover?
  • Is secondary insurance necessary and what are the options?
  • How do a Medicare Supplement and Original Medicare Coordinate?

Bring your questions… this will be a great opportunity to gather helpful information.

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Date: Thursday, June 10

Time: 9:00am -11:00am

Cost: FREE for GPAHU members, $20 for Non-members

Earn 1 CE credits in PA.

This will be a virtual presentation. You will be emailed a link for the presentation. Medicare Basics course #125149

RSVP by June 7th.  Inquiries to Karen Mardis at kwmardis@gpahu.net