Alliance Update, October 2019

Our Library Has a Little of Everything

Have you visited the members section of the Alliance website recently? The meeting materials from the Fall members meeting in Portland, Oregon are now posted as part of a large library of presentations and resources. This is a great place for you to find information on audit and compliance, general 340B information, contract pharmacy, program income and more. In addition, we have recorded webinars that can be viewed on demand on your computer, tablet or phone. Finding documents or resources is very easy, once you login to the website, go to the members section and you will land on your dashboard page. From here you can navigate to all of the information provided to our members only.

The document portal is a vault with all of the presentations and webinars and you can search this area by type of document, author/speaker, date and more. The document portal is a great resource for new HTC team members who need information on the business side of the HTC and the 340B program. Please remember to have new employees apply for a username and password to the website so that they can access these documents and find out more about our upcoming events. Applying for a login is very simple and can be done form our home page (see below)

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Alliance Seeking Board Nominations
By Heidi Lane, PT, DPT, PCS, Vice Chair, Hemophilia Alliance Board

The Hemophilia Alliance Board Nominating Committee is seeking applicants or suggested nominations to fill one vacancy on the board of directors, with the term beginning January 2020. The interested applicant must support the Hemophilia Alliance mission, vision and programs, be willing to share their knowledge and expertise with the Hemophilia Alliance and be able to participate in bi-monthly board meetings. The Board meets six times per year, three via conference call and three in person. Two of the in person meetings occur at the Hemophilia Alliance membership meetings and one board retreat takes place in January.

Our Mission
The Hemophilia Alliance works to ensure member Hemophilia Treatment Centers have the expertise, resources and public support to sustain their integrated clinical and pharmacy services for individuals with bleeding and clotting disorders.

Our Vision
Through the work of the Hemophilia Alliance, the clinical and pharmacy programs of the Hemophilia Treatment Centers are integrated, stable and sustainable within a changing healthcare environment. They are trusted and respected as the preferred way to provide people with hemophilia and other bleeding disorders access to the full range of care they need.

Applicants or suggested nominees must be employed by a Hemophilia Treatment Center in good standing with the Hemophilia Alliance. Terms are for a two-year period not to exceed 3 consecutive terms. We seek to broadly represent our membership and are encouraging applicants from all regions and disciplines to apply.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume or CV to Heidi Lane at Heidi.Lane@imail.org by October 30, 2019 for consideration by the nominating committee.

For more information about the Hemophilia Alliance visit our website hemoalliance.org.

FAQs
What does it cost to be on the board?
There is no cost to be on the board.

When does the board meet?
Two in person meetings occur at the Hemophilia Alliance membership meetings, one board retreat takes place in January and three conference calls take place on the fourth Thursday of the month at 2pm EST.

What are the qualifications or degrees needed to be on the board?
You must be an employee of the HTC and in good standing with the Hemophilia Alliance. No other qualifications or degrees are needed.

Do I need to hold a particular role in the HTC?
No.

Does my program have to be a large program to be on the board?
Candidates from all types of centers from new startup centers to well established programs are encouraged to apply.

What are some of the things I should include in my letter of interest?
Your role with the factor distribution program.
Things that interest you in serving on the Hemophilia Alliance board and what you feel you will bring as a member of the board.
Include your experience with local, regional, national committees or boards related to hemophilia and related bleeding and clotting disorders.

If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact me at heidi.lane@imail.org.

Also in this Issue…

Notes from Joe
· The More Things Change . . .

Payer Update
· Know Your Patients and Their Insurance

Notes from the Community
· NHF’s Bleeding Disorders Conference Brings the Community Together
· HTRS Announces Second Research Colloquium
· Update from the Hemophilia Alliance Foundation


Team Alliance Contact Information

We work for you! Please don’t hesitate to contact any of us with any questions or concerns:

Name Email Phone
Joe Pugliese joe@hemoalliance.org 215-439-7173
Sean Singh sean@hemoalliance.org 727-388-7326
Jeff Blake jeff@hemoalliance.org 317-657-5913
Jeff Amond amond@hemoalliance.org 608-206-3132
Johanna Gray, MPA jgray@dc-crd.com 202-484-1100
Elizabeth Karan ekaran@feldsmantucker.com 202-466-8960
Roland P. Lamy, Jr. roland@hemoalliance.org 603-491-0853
Dr. George L. Oestrich, Pharm.D., MPA george@gloetal.com 573-230-7075
Ellen Riker eriker@dc-crd.com 202-484-1100
Mark Plencner mark@hemoalliance.org 701-318-2910
Michael B. Glomb MGlomb@ftlf.com 202-466-8960
Theresa Parker theresa@hemoalliance.org
Karen Bowe
Joel Bellucci webmaster@hemoalliance.org 727-504-0491