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.

Annual Pipeline UpdateKicking off our 2017 podcast schedule, special guest Stacey Ness, Pharm.D, RPh, CSP, MSCS, AAHIVP, Senior Director, Specialty Clinical Services at Managed Health Care Associates, Inc., joins host Suzette DiMascio, CHE, CMCE, CPC, for an in-depth discussion on what came down the specialty product pipeline in 2016 and what we can expect in 2017.

Tune in to Discover:

  • The year in review: what were the biggest pipeline surprises and which disease states had the most activity in 2016
  • Where new specialty pharmacy legislation may be heading and how Trump administration policies could affect distributors and wholesalers, access and costs, and the sustainability of the healthcare environment
  • How new payment models will impact payer dynamics within the home infusion realm, how they will affect patient care, and the healthcare system as a whole
  • Which drugs are pending approval in the FDA specialty pipeline for 2017 and some trends to look out for

About Stacey Ness

Stacey Ness holds a doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy. She joined Managed Health Care Associates in 2010 as Associate Director of Specialty Services, and after a year and a half, was promoted to Director of Specialty Clinical Services.

Before joining MHA, Stacey served as Clinical Program Manager for Prime Therapeutics, as Director of Clinical Services for BioScrip and as a pharmacist for the University of Minnesota Medical Center-Fairview. She has considerable experience in the clinical management of chronic diseases including oral oncology, multiple sclerosis, iron overload, transplant, rheumatoid arthritis, hemophilia, psoriasis, cystic fibrosis, hepatitis, HIV, infertility, and growth hormone deficiency. Stacey has served on the Minnesota Medicaid Drug Formulary Committee since 2008, and is a Multiple Sclerosis Certified Specialist (MSCS), and a credentialed HIV Pharmacist (AAHIVP).

About Managed Health Care Associates Inc.

mha_logoHeadquartered in Florham Park, NJ, Managed Health Care Associates, Inc. (MHA) is a leading health care services and technology company focused on the alternate site healthcare provider marketplace. MHA provides expertise in Group Purchasing, Managed Care and Payer Contracting, Reimbursement Management, Specialty Pharmacy Solutions, Pharmaceutical Data Analytics, Consultant Pharmacy Software and Legislative Advocacy.

Through the delivery of innovative and timely health care services and solutions, MHA helps its members increase operational efficiency, maximize business growth and provide optimum care for their patients.  This commitment allows MHA to stay abreast of changes in the alternate site healthcare market and invest in innovative solutions, technologies and services for its members including long-term care pharmacies, infusion pharmacies, specialty pharmacies, home medical equipment providers and assisted living and skilled nursing facilities.

The views expressed in this podcast are those of Stacey Ness alone and not of Managed Health Care Associates, Inc.

Contact Stacey

Stacey Ness Pharm.D, RPh, CSP, MSCS, AAHIVP
Senior Director, Specialty Clinical Services

Managed Health Care Associates, Inc.

25-A Vreeland Road, Suite 200
P.O. Box 789
Florham Park, NJ  07932

Tel: 862-812-8451
Fax: 855-647-3517
E-Mail: sness@mhainc.com