Navigating the Weight of Change Workshop: Optimizing High-Cost Drugs in Obesity and Other Chronic Conditions

Date & Time: Monday, April 15 | 1–5:30pm
Cost: $199 member/$299 non-member

Contact Hours: 4
Activity Type: Application-based

Injectable anti-obesity medications have taken the world by storm and show no signs of slowing down. Payers, patients, and manufacturers alike are struggling with the challenges of affordability and access to these novel therapies. This educational session and workshop will feature experts in obesity management and global contracting who will holistically explore the different strategies and mechanisms to put a price on uncertainty.

Learning Objectives:
At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
    1. Describe the trends of high-cost drugs in obesity and chronic conditions.
    2. Summarize the current and emerging treatments for obesity.
    3. Identify challenges faced by payers with the rise of novel therapies.
    4. Identify the value drivers of various stakeholders when it comes to providing
        coverage of high-cost drugs.
    5. Discuss innovative contracting strategies for high-cost drugs being implemented
    6. Using a case example, demonstrate the decision-making and selection of an
        innovative contracting strategy.

1:00 - 1:10pm - Welcome & Introductions
1:10 - 2:30pm - Specialty Trends Overview: Focus on Obesity
2:30 - 2:50pm - Break
2:50 - 5:20pm - Workshop on Innovative Contracting
5:20 - 5:30pm - Wrap Up & Closing


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