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EBPA April 6 Education Event

  • 06 Apr 2023
  • 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Washington Athletic Club



EBPA April 6 Program

Understanding the Pharmaceutical Landscape – Challenges and Solutions

Approved for two (2) hours of Continuing Education

Rebecca Lich

Senior Vice President /Pharmacy Practice Leader


Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and solutions available to employers when selecting vendors and designing their pharmacy  benefit. This presentation will include a discussion about optics in contracting, the appeal of pricing transparency, and tactics to manage drug cost. The current landscape of copay accumulator programs, copay maximizers, alternate funding approaches, and gene therapies will also be discussed.

Michael J. Scalese, PharmD, BCCP, BCPS

Director of Clinical Services and Industry Relations

Prescryptive Health

Biosimilars represent a new advancement in drug technology and have a significant impact on how biologic drugs are managed in health plans. In fact, few other approvals or new entities in the last 10 years have been nearly as disruptive to the pharmaceutical market landscape. Recent and upcoming biosimilar releases create a considerable opportunity to optimize costs and minimize therapy interruption. This presentation will explore key elements of biosimilars and specific considerations related to pharmacy benefit management by payers and health plans.  

Rebecca Lich is a Doctor of Pharmacy at Lockton. She is an expert in contract development, pharmacy claim pricing, benefit design, rebate management programs, financial analysis, auditing, and adjudication of pharmacy claims.

Rebecca is a residency trained clinical executive with 15 years of managed care experience, including ten years’ experience with one of the largest Pharmacy Benefit Management companies (ranked Fortune 22 at its high point)

She is published in peer reviewed medical journals, contributing author for the Express Scripts Drug Trend Report, numerous speaking engagements, and preceptor
to Pharm D students (University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences; and St. Louis College of Pharmacy)

Michael J. Scalese, PharmD, BCCP, BCPS is the Director of Clinical Services and Industry Relations with Prescryptive Health. He graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy. Following graduation, Dr. Scalese completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency at Palmetto Health in Columbia, South Carolina followed by a PGY2 cardiology residency at the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Prior to joining Prescryptive Health, his experience focused on clinical education and peer-reviewed research at Auburn University’s Harrison School of Pharmacy followed by a clinical specialist role with Prisma Health where he founded and directed a PGY2 training program. In his current role, Dr. Scalese specializes in formulary and benefit management, specialty drug landscape and pipeline analysis, member empowerment through therapeutic alternatives, and various other clinical initiatives.  


$65 Members - $85 Non-members/guests before 04/04

$80 Members - $100 Non-members/guests after 04/04

$140 New or Renewing EBPA Members + Event Registration*

Organizations are forced to increase costs due to labor, product, food and supplies for events.  EBPA has chosen to absorb the increased costs for this month's program. 

* Include membership and event registration. Your membership

paid through December 31, 2023.

 Event Details:

Date:  Thursday, April 6, 2023

Location: Washington Athletic Club, 1325 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA 


7:20 - 7:45 am - Registration, Breakfast

7:45 - 8:35 am - Rebecca Lich, Lockton

8:35 - 9:00 am - Break 

9:00 - 9:50 am - Michael J. Scalese, Prescryptive Health

9:50 - 10:00 am - Q&A

*No refunds or credit for a future meeting can be granted after the deadline.

**Online registration deadline is Tuesday, April 4. If you miss the online registration, call the office 206.653.7259.  

Thank you to our Program Sponsors:

NOTE:  This event approved for two (2) hours of Continuing Education Credit by the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner.

YOU MUST be seated for the presentation within 5 minutes of the session start. You can take a break, but you must limit your time outside the presentation. The Insurance Credits are for two hours.  NO PARTIAL CREDITS awarded. You cannot sign out early.   

Thank you 2022 Sponsors!



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