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EBPA September 16th, 2021 - Emerging Gene Therapies & Polychronic Case Management

  • September 16, 2021
  • 7:45 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Virtual Event


  • Includes annual membership dues through 12/31/2022 ($75) + event registration at member pricing ($25)

EBPA September CE Event

September 16th 8:00-10:00am

This event is approved for two (2) continuing education credit hours*

Thank you to our event sponsor!

High Cost Drugs and Emerging Gene Therapies

Approximately 86% of employers have a stop-loss claim in a given year, and prescription drugs can be a major contributor – or even sole driver – of such claims. Gene therapies, a new experimental treatment, also comes with a high price tag. An as these new therapies gain in popularity, our industry is also seeing the rise of million dollar-plus claims.
  • 22% of self-funded employer health plans experienced a $1M claim in 2019
  • 24% of employers had at least one member with over $1M in claims over the four-year period from 2016 to 2019
  • The number of members with claims $3M+ has doubled since 2016.

In this session, we’ll talk about the significance and costs associated with high-cost drugs and emerging gene therapies and how producers can recommend right-sized solutions for their clients.

Key Topics:  

  • Top 20 high-cost injectable drugs
  • Gene therapies
  • Impact of high-cost drugs on multi-million-dollar claims

Linda Cole, Director of Member Care

HMA, Healthcare Management Administrators

Currently as Director, Member Care at Healthcare    Management Administrators. Prior role, an Oncology nurse for 34 years at Swedish Medical Center, Seattle in nursing and operations management of the Swedish Cancer Institute specializing in the ambulatory cancer patient experience: Medical Oncology, Infusion and Cancer Research.

Delivering Intensive Care Management Services to Polychronic Patients

By some estimates, the number of Americans living with 3 or more chronic conditions will triple in the coming years, from 30.8 million in 2015 to 83.4 million in 2030.

  • >63.6% of Washingtonian adults report behaviors that can lead to chronic conditions
  • >57.2% of Washingtonians adults suffer from a chronic condition; 22.3% of these adults manage 2 or more conditions
  • >21.1k lives could be saved annually with better prevention and treatment options

Further, the economic impact of these disease burdens are substantial, as people living with 2 or more conditions (30% of the population) account for over 70% of annual healthcare spend in the US.

  • $56B is spent on healthcare in Washington, 75% ($42B) of this spend is on patients with multiple chronic conditions
  • Chronic disease results in an estimated $17B/year in lost employee productivity for Washington employers
  • Increasing chronic condition levels lead to increases in the cost of health insurance and disability coverage

In this session, we’ll share how Stealth Startup is leveraging digital-first services, data science, and brick-and-mortar provider partnerships to provide a better care experience for patients with multiple chronic conditions.

Rick Abbott, Founder & CEO

Stealth Startup

Rick Abbott is founder and CEO of a Stealth Startup focused on delivering loving, empathetic and compassionate care to the most vulnerable populations in our local communities. 

In 2020 Risk was named "Disruptor of the Year" by the Puget Sound Business Journal, as well as a "Top 25 Emerging Leader" by Modern Healthcare.


September 16th, 2021, 8:00am-10:00am PT

A Certificate of Attendance is available upon request.  

No refunds after the September 15th deadline.


7:45-8:00 am - Registration check in and system check

8:00-8:50 - High Cost Drugs and Emerging Gene Therapy w/ Linda Cole

8:50-9:00 - Break

9:00-9:50 - Polychronic Case Management w/ Rick Abbott

9:50-10:00Questions & Answers 


Online registration closes Noon, September 15th, 2021. An email will be sent to each paid registrant with the link to the webinar.  

Registration is a TWO step process;

Step 1:  Register and pay on the EBPA site

Step 2:  Register in Zoom using your EBPA confirmation email 

$25 per person members; $35 per person non-members.

Please do not share the link with others. Each paid registrant will receive an email with the direct link.


Your Zoom webinar event details will be sent with a link to the webinar 24 hours in advance.

   ** APPROVED for Two (2) Hours of Continuing Education

In order to claim insurance credits YOU MUST be logged into the presentation at the beginning of the program.  We offer a 10-min break and you may take necessary breaks.

Random polling questions are administered as required by the OIC to track participation.  You MUST respond within 3 minutes of the poll.  If you are NOT receiving the poll question, you must immediately make note in the "chat" box of the virtual event as the chat is recorded and has at time stamp administered.  

The Insurance Credits are for two (2) hours. NO PARTIAL CREDITS awarded. 

The Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner requires each producer requesting credits must be present for the duration.  You need to sign into Zoom and be sure to INCLUDE your registered licensed name as well as your OIC License number.

CE Credits are posted to your online account and a certificate is sent via email.   


Contact EBPA info@ebpa.org or 206.653.7259




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