Your 2016 Reach for the Stars Town Halls Subject Matter Experts


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Elie M. Bahou

PharmD, MBA, Vice President, Managed Care and Business Development, Pharmaceutical Distribution

Elie Bahou leverages his nearly 30 years of experience working with pharmacy benefit managers, managed care networks and retail pharmacies to help community pharmacies gain access to narrow and preferred prescription benefit networks. He also helps community pharmacies effectively manage reimbursement pressures.

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Narrow networks

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Ron Clerico

RPh, Vice President, Marketing Strategies and Solutions, Retail, Mail Order, Alternate Care and Government Accounts

A pharmacist by training who also holds master’s degrees in business and health administration, Ron Clerico leads the development and implementation of solutions that serve Cardinal Health’s retail pharmacy, mail order, alternate care and government customers.

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The Power of the Pivot

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John Fiacco

RPh, Vice President, Medicine Shoppe International, Inc.

As Vice President of Medicine Shoppe International, Inc., John is responsible for all aspects of the franchise system including Operations, Sales, International, Total Pharmacy Manager and Accounting.  Prior to joining Cardinal Health, John was the Director of Sales at Innovation Associates, a pharmacy automation company.  He also spent twenty six years with CVS, holding the positions of staff pharmacist, pharmacy manager, Pharmacy Supervisor and District Manager

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We quit

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Jessica Frank

PharmD, Vice President of Quality , OutcomesMTM

As Vice President of Quality,  Dr. Frank directs the corporate quality strategy as well as the design and implementation of clinical programs. She is a subject matter expert on industry quality standards and ensures the company’s initiatives are aligned with the National Quality Strategy. Dr. Frank has extensive experience in clinical account management serving as lead pharmacist for dozens of health plans across the country. She has experience in developing and managing the performance of an MTM network of over 100,000 pharmacists and has been instrumental in developing clinical rules for the OutcomesMTM Insight™ Clinical Engine.

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2015 MTM Trends Report

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Brand Newland

PharmD, MBA, Vice President, OutcomesMTM

During his 12 years with OutcomesMTM, Brand has been involved in the development of numerous clinical tools for pharmacists, including the company’s Targeted Intervention Program.  In addition, Newland has led the development of product offerings designed to assist plans with improvement of Star Ratings, including the triple-weight Patient Safety measures and medication reconciliation. He has been involved with the successful implementation of MTM programs for Medicare PDPs, Medicare MA-PDs, self-insured employer groups, commercial insurers, state-funded programs, and pharmaceutical manufacturers. 

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Local Pharmacists Use MTM Locally to Impact Healthcare Nationally

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Mark Pilkington

M.S., R.Ph., Vice President, Managed Care Product Strategy

Mark is responsible for anticipating and monitoring market changes within the health care system and setting response strategies.  He served for eight years as the Executive Director of the Illinois Pharmacists Association.  He has also held positions with Dey Laboratories, American Family Pharmacy Franchise Corp, Pharmacia Corporation, Mallinckrodt, and Abbott.  Mark belongs to a wide variety of professional and civic organizations and serves on a number of advisory boards for these groups as well as colleges of pharmacy.

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Dan Rodriguez

RPh, BPharm, Network Performance , OutcomesMTM

Dan Rodriguez brings over 25 years of pharmacy experience in community, hospital, and corporate management to the OutcomesMTM Network Performance team.  His responsibilities at OutcomesMTM include ongoing MTM network development and growth with chain, independent, consultant and health-system pharmacy providers nationwide.

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Brad Tice

RPh, PharmD, MBA, FAPhA, Product Leader, Medication Therapy Management

Brad Tice is a nationally recognized expert in the development of Medication Therapy Management (MTM) and pharmacy quality measures. At Cardinal Health, Tice develops services to empower both payers and community pharmacists to implement effective MTM programs that improve patient health and drive down costs.

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Paying for MTM

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Sarah Yandell

PharmD, BCACP, Clinical Operations Manager, Innovative Delivery Solutions

Dr. Sarah Yandell helps community pharmacies deliver effective MTM services to patients.  She is a board certified ambulatory care pharmacist with a background in chronic disease state management and medication therapy management. At Cardinal Health, she ensures the delivery of quality medication therapy management services by a trusted team of expert pharmacists.

She also spent time as a Commissioned Officer of the US Public Health Service working in an innovative, collaborative practice setting within the Indian Health Service to provide direct patient care.