Alliance Update, March 2020

Alliance Update

Webinars on COVID 19 and Changes in Healthcare

Cancelling the spring meeting in Washington DC, scheduled for March 29th to 31st was a difficult decision a few weeks ago. We know it was the right decision. We have added a weekly webinar to help you stay informed of changes in our space and share some of the information we were going to discuss at the member’s meeting. The webinar will be held each week on Thursday at 1 pm ET. We will be asking for topics that you would like to hear about as we know there is more information coming out daily. While we are all respectful of the social distancing, we hope you join virtually for these informative sessions. We will send out the registration for the webinar each week to make sure you have the most current links. The Hemophilia Alliance Team looks forward to sharing some screen time with you.

We will continue to have our manufacturing partners present information pertinent to the changes in our space via webinars. They are anxious to present information that is important to you now. Please contact Sean Singh by email at sean@hemoalliance.org with topics you would like to get information on. Some topics we are looking at include patient assistance programs, hemophilia support programs and more.

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Alliance Meeting for New HTC Personnel is Postponed

The May 2020 meeting for new HTC staffers has been postponed to the fall in light of the evolving COVID-19 situation. More details will be released as the new location is confirmed. We have tentatively rescheduled for the first week of November in Minneapolis. We give a big shout out to the Marriott there for working with us.

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Contract Data Reporting

We are very excited to announce the new changes in our data reporting portal. We have added a way for you to input data on a daily basis. This feature adds all your entries up to give you a monthly total and a quarterly total. This is another feature we are hoping will help you manage your pharmacy business better to optimize savings based on the manufacturer contracts you participate in through us. If you are not already entering your data monthly, we encourage you to do so. It is an easy process and we are able to help you tackle any challenges. If you do not have a login for the portal please contact Theresa Parker at theresa@hemoalliance.org.

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2020 Meeting Schedule

  • Spring Members Meeting: Cancelled
  • Hill Day: More information to be announced
  • Fall Members Meeting: October 4th to 6th
  • New member meeting rescheduled November 2020

Also in this Issue…

Notes from Joe
· Coronavirus Update

Legal Update
· Why and How HTCs Can Use Referral Arrangements in the 340B Program

Washington Update
· Policymakers Respond to COVID-19
· Virtual Hill Day Details

Payer Update

Notes from the Community
· Hemophilia Alliance Foundation Announces New “Large” Grant