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June Education Program

  • June 08, 2017
  • 7:15 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Washington Athletic Club


June Educational Program

June 8, 2017

2 CEs have been approved by the WAOIC.

The Keys to Improving Access and Outcomes for Behavioral Health

Over 25% of an employee population has a diagnosable behavioral health issue. On its own, this is a meaningful problem but it takes other tolls by affecting productivity and exacerbating the cost of managing chronic conditions in individuals who also suffer from them. Learn to how to ensure employees are getting the attention and care they need to ensure a positive and productive individual. Learn about the latest tools designed to increase utilization and improve outcomes for behavioral health. Tools have now evolved to the point of providing self-help options, delivery of employer-provided benefits and a portal to new technology designed to ensure employees are addressing their needs. Castlight will provide employer experience to convey the applicability of these new concepts.

Howard M. Willson, MD, MBA is Head of Clinical Strategy and the company's senior clinician for Castlight Health. His responsibilities include internally-facing ones leading product development and with health plan partnerships as well as externally-facing ones with the organization's sales team. Prior to joining Castlight, Dr. Willson was the Department Chief of Emergency Medicine at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle. He received a BA from Dartmouth, an MD from the University of Illinois College of Medicine, and an MBA from Wharton.

Specialty Pharmacy Update

  1. Intro to Specialty
    • Definitions
    • How they differ between PBMs
  2. Key Specialty Disease Classes
    • Chronic
    • Acute
  3. New Drugs Coming
  4. Rebates and related impact on Trend
  5. Hard Choices to Control Costs

A few years after his graduation from Harvard in 1993, Chris Brown began work at Certifax, a mail service pharmacy based in Portland, Oregon. Since then, he has worked in different parts of the pharmacy marketplace including stints at: Walgreens, Express Scripts, PayLess Drug, and PBM consulting. His experience includes working with Taft-Hartley plans, Third Party Administrators, brokers, and benefits consultants. Recognized as a good speaker, he's addressed benefits conferences on pharmacy topics from PBM pricing to pharmacy adherence to best practices in pharmacy contracting. In 2013, The Oregon State Pharmacist Association honored him with a Special Services Award for successful legislative work on PBM transparency.


Online registration deadline is June 6.
Register by phone until noon on June 7 at 206-623-8632.
No refunds after June 6.
Members must log in to get the member rate.

Washington Athletic Club
1325 6th Ave, Seattle 98101  •  map
Parking is available but not validated

7:15-8:00 am  Registration, Breakfast, WAOIC sign in
8:00-8:50 am  Program
8:50-9:00 am  Break
9:00-9:50 am  Program
9:50-10:00 am  Q&A, WAOIC sign out

$65 members; $85 non-members and guests by registration deadline.
$80 members; $100 non-members and guests after deadline or at door.

To qualify for WAOIC CE credits:
You will need to show government-issued photo identification and signature.
Your WAOIC number is required on the sign in / sign out form.

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