NCPDP Annual Conference: Track Sessions

May 9, 2023

10:30 am – 11:30 am
Rick Jennejahn
Director, Pharmacy Innovation Programs
Excellus Health Plan, Inc.
Michael Burger
Senior Consultant, EHR/EDI Vendor HIT Strategy
Point-of-Care Partners
Kim Boyd
Senior Advisor/Consultant
Boyd Consulting Group, LLC – with Point-of-Care Partners sponsorship for this session
Kyle Tucker
Senior Advisor
1:45 pm – 2:15 pm
Annette Gabel
Grant & Association Development Director
NCPDP Foundation
Kristina Crockett
Vice President of Product Management
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Hannah Cardosi
Sr. Manager, Adjudication Product & Strategy
Express Scripts
OmHaraiSriRam Gangaikondan-Iyer (Harry Ram)
Senior Director, PBM Resiliency and Reliability
Express Scripts

May 10, 2023

11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Jessica Hauflaire
Chief Operating Officer
Digital Therapeutics Alliance

Jeff Abraham
Vice President, Co-Lead Digital Health Practice
Health Advances

Daniel Cawood
Product Manager, Interoperability Solutions
MCG Health

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Julian Chun, Pharm.D., MBA
Pharmacist, Drug Registration and Listing System, Office of Compliance, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Corey Hansen, MBA
Chief Executive Officer

Nick Brooke
Head of Revenue and Sales Strategy

Cami Agena, Esq.
The Phoenix Law Group, PLC

Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians can earn Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) hours from the ACPE for up to 6 of the 14 concurrent educational track sessions. Click here to view the complete CPE Details for NCPDP’s 2023 Annual Conference.


Prior Authorization Automation: Opportunities and Landmines

  • Wednesday, May 10, 2023
  • 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Within the past 30 months, there has been a flurry of regulatory activity in the United States related to prior authorizations and interoperability. This activity represents an industry-wide desire to leap forward, with many of these regulations even referencing specific standards as the desired solution. In the meantime, the “old problems” with prior authorization (too many faxes and phone calls, too little information available at the time of clinical decisions, and utilization reviews taking an inordinate amount of clinician time) continue to become more burdensome for patients, providers, and health plans. This session will focus on the technological areas where health IT industry stakeholders have chosen to focus their resources to automate and inform clinical decision-making, which are rules engines that help automate prior authorizations and novel uses of artificial intelligence (i.e., machine learning) to improve efficiency in clinical workflows. In addition, the speakers will illustrate how health IT professionals can leverage the urgency of regulatory activities and market-led conditions in tandem with new technology to solve critical challenges around prior authorizations.

Track Session Speakers

  • Daniel Cawood
  • Product Manager, Interoperability Solutions
  • MCG Health
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