Trends in Medical Costs and Prescription Drug Management
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FREE for OCCABA members.
April 26, 2018, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (Pacific Time)
Benjamin Isgur, Leader, Health Research Institute
Price Waterhouse Coopers
Projecting and understanding medical and prescription cost trends represents a major employer concern as the employer’s largest benefits expense. Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) has regularly tracked and evaluated these developments through its national research survey in order to develop greater insights in medical cost management. In this webinar, our presenter will be considering a number of important economic and political factors that are influencing the practices of health care providers and employers, and ongoing case management:
- Projected medical cost trends
- Hospital and inpatient services and prescription drug costs
- Distinctions in branded and generic drugs
- Legislative and economic factors shaping drug pricing
Benjamin Isgur leads PwC's Health Research Institute (HRI). HRI is a dedicated research group that provides new intelligence, perspective, and analysis on major health-related business issues. In this role, he oversees thought leadership and research initiatives for the firm and clients. He also consults with healthcare systems, trade associations, and policy groups on strategic planning, and industry intelligence and trends.
Ben is a published writer and his research is often cited by health leaders across the industry. He has been quoted in media outlets such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and Modern Healthcare and has appeared on the CNBC Nightly Business Report. In addition, he frequently speaks on a range of topics, including physician-hospital alignment, government policy, medical cost trends, consumerism, academic medicine and digital health.
Prior to joining PwC he developed health policy as a legislative director in the Texas House of Representatives and as a government relations officer for the City of Austin. Ben received a master's degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin where he was a US Department of Defense fellow.
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