Specialty Pharmacy Podcast
About This Show
In each episode, you can join host Suzette DiMascio, CHE, CMCE, CPC, President and CEO of CSI Specialty Group, as she answers questions, addresses concerns and discusses the news you need to stay on top of the ever evolving world of specialty pharmacy. Tune in every episode to hear real world examples of the good, the bad and the outrageous from the experts at CSI Specialty Group, and to learn about the limitless growth opportunities available in the specialty pharmacy industry.
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How a Regional Health Plan Has Paved the Way for the Future by Owning Its PBM and Specialty Pharmacy
5 days ago
This episode is part of our Expert Interview Series. In each episode of this series, we’ll interview industry professionals for their perspective on the evolving specialty pharmacy market.
In this episode, Sheila Arquette, Director of Pharmacy at Independent Health, joins host Suzette DiMascio, CHE, CMCE, CPC, for an in-depth discussion on how a regional health plan has successfully blazed a trail in the marketplace by aligning all its stakeholders’ needs and establishing its own PBM and specialty pharmacy.
Sheila Arquette is a 1989 magna cum laude graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Pharmacy. Sheila has been employed at Independent Health for over 11 years, assuming the Director of Pharmacy Services in July 2014. She has extensive experience in retail and hospital pharmacy practice in addition to the managed care, PBM and specialty pharmacy space.
Prior to joining Independent Health, Ms. Arquette worked in almost every pharmacy practice setting including: community pharmacy; as a supermarket pharmacist for a local independent pharmacy; as a clinical pharmacist for several hospitals across New York State; and as a staff pharmacist in long term care pharmacy. She is a current member of the AMCP and NASP.
How health plans having their own sp pharma can maximize patient care. Act as an extension of Ind health plan / higher touch, better manage patients. Don’t leave them out in the cold - be the quarterback and take resp. for coordinating their care.