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Past event: Payer Partnership Forum

The 5th Payer Partnership Forum will serve as the premier event for life science, payer, and health system professionals for balancing value and improving health outcomes that are beneficial for all parties involved.

As the market continues to advance, success strategies include an in-depth patient access program, willingness to collaborate, pricing structures, and service support models. To eliminate confusion, pharma and payers must be transparent and honest with each other regarding the aspects of the partnership they deem valuable in order to further advance a partnership that can serve each organization.

Top Five Reasons to Attend

  1. Identify Proactive Strategies That Expand Patient Access in an Era of Increasing Cost Controls and Utilization Management
  2. Develop Disruptive Tactics That Change Pharma's Place in the Healthcare Ecosystem From Producer to Partner
  3. Understand How Health Reform and the Future of Healthcare Can Impact Payer-Pharmaceutical Partnerships and How to Adjust to Changing Regulations
  4. Assess and Perfect Successful Value-Based Agreements With Payers That Impact Health Outcomes, Patient Experience, and Net Savings
  5. Uncover Best Practices in Value-Based Contracting to Ensure Success From Initiation to Execution and Evaluation

Who Should Attend

This conference is designed for representatives from life science organizations, health systems and payers with responsibilities in the following areas:
  • Payer Strategy and Contracting
  • Value-Based Reimbursement Strategies
  • Payer Innovation
  • Payer Relations
  • Payer and Channel Access
  • Patient Services and Pricing
  • Value-Based Payment Initiatives
  • Payer Engagement and Collaboration
  • Physician Alignment and Recruitment
  • Managed Care/Markets
  • Patient Access
  • Utilization Management
  • Account Management
  • Patient Support and Assistance
  • HEOR
  • Pharmacy Programs
  • Utilization Management
  • Product Strategy


  • Sarika Aggarwal, M.D., MHCM, Chief Medical Officer, BETH ISRAEL DEACONESS CARE ORGANIZATION
  • Christopher Anderoli, M.D., Chief Transformational Officer and Chief of Surgical Services, ATRIUS HEALTH
  • Christopher Boone, Ph.D., FACHE, Vice President, Head of Real World Data and Analytics Center of Excellence, PFIZER
  • Lili Brillstein, Director, Episodes of Care, HORIZON BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF NEW JERSEY
  • Anita Burrell, Adjunct Professor, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY
  • Brad Burris, MBA, MHA, National Account Director, ACTELION PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
  • Denise Cabrera, Previously Vice President Clinical Account Management, CIGNA PHARMACY MANAGEMENT
  • Aria Cohen, National Account Director, SOBI - NORTH AMERICA
  • Francisco Curbera, Director of Innovation, Blockchain, Healthcare and Life Sciences, IBM
  • Dr. Daniel J. Durand, M.D., Chief Innovation Officer, LIFEBRIDGE HEALTH SYSTEM
  • Jeffrey Gold, SVP and Special Counsel, Managed Care and Insurance, HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK STATE
  • Lance Hill, CEO, WITHIN3
  • Sachin Kamal-Bahl, Vice President and Innovation Center Head, Global Health & Value, PFIZER
  • Michael Kaminsky, Director, Value-Based Care Strategy, AETNA
  • Thomas Koenig, Executive Director, Biosimilars Market Access, BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM PHARMACEUTICALS
  • Roy McConnell, Executive Director Accountable Care/Payor Risk Strategies, DEACONESS HEALTH SYSTEMS
  • Denise Meade, Director of Product Management, IBM WATSON HEALTH
  • Jamie Partridge, Director, Global Scientific Affairs, ABBOTT
  • John C. Robicsek, Assistant Vice President, Strategy, Business, and Program Development, ATRIUM HEALTH
  • Michael Ruiz, Vice President, Business Development, WAYFORTH HEALTH
  • Marie Sanchirico, Medical Managed Care Director, SANOFI GENZYME
  • Lou Savant, Director, Market Access, OSIRIS THERAPEUTICS, INC.
  • John Sears, Ph.D., MBA, Health Care Quality and Commercial Strategy Director, JOHNSON & JOHNSON
  • Pritpal Virdee, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Senior Health Services, BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD MICHIGAN

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Battery Wharf Hotel
3 Battery Wharf,
Boston, MA, USA


Battery Wharf Hotel Boston Waterfront
3 Battery Wharf
Boston, MA 02109

The centerpiece of Boston's Battery Wharf renaissance, The Battery Wharf Hotel, Boston Waterfront merges the North End's trademark charm with a contemporary appreciation for history and sense of place. Featuring 150 stylishly designed guest rooms and suites with extraordinary waterfront views, this luxurious boutique hotel on the pedestrian-friendly HarborWalk boasts two bars and restaurants, 7,000 square feet of meeting space, an award-winning Spa and Fitness Center and easy access to Boston's bustling Financial District, Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall Marketplace and TD Garden, New England's premier sports and entertainment arena.

To make reservations, please call 866-898-3560 and request the negotiated rate for ExL's June Meetings. To make reservations online Click Here

The group rate is available until May 20, 2019. Please book your room early, as rooms available at this rate are limited.
Event details
Organizer : ExL
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-20339