Pharmacy Benefit Managers: What is a PBM and what do they do?

Event Description

Deadline to Register: Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Breakfast and registration will start at 7:30 a.m.  The CLE program will begin at 8:00 a.m.   

Please note the date CHANGE TO THURSDAY for October's CLE to accommodate the MEA weekend travels.

This session will provide an overview of PBMs and the central role they play in the drug distribution system in the United States.

The panel will discuss a PBM’s influence on pharmacy cost management and drug prices, including industry perspective on some of the key drug pricing policy and regulatory changes currently under consideration by the Trump Administration.  We also will explore other significant legal and policy matters impacting PBMs today and possible implications to other constituents in the health care system, such as a PBM’s relationships with health plans, pharmacies and drug manufacturers and the increasing state regulation of PBMs.

Featured Presenters:

Jay A. Warmuth, Partner | Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Mike Kolar, Senior Vice President; General Counsel | Prime Therapeutics
Gina Cesaretti, Deputy General Counsel | OptumRx

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE Credit | Event Code: 264371


Health Law Section Member:  $15.00
MSBA Member not a member of the Health Law Section:  $20.00
Non-MSBA Members:  $30.00
Law Students: Free
New Admittees (Attorneys Admitted to the Minnesota Bar after January 1, 2018):  Free

Join the Health Law Section: MSBA members who are not members of the Health Law Section can join and attend this CLE for FREE.  Click here to add the section to your membership and then contact Geen Mui to register for this meeting at no charge.

Remote Participation: 

Remote participation is available. Please indicate that you will attend remotely when registering.  Instructions will be sent via e-mail a day prior on Wednesday, October 17.  

To register with a check, please mail in this registration form.

Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy.

Questions? Contact Geen Mui | 612-278-6346

The MSBA is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify Geen Mui via phone or  Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations at this event. Thank you. 

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

River Room / Town and Country Club Saint Paul, MN United States