EHIM COO Jeffrey R. Lewis Keynote Speaker at 13th Annual CBI PAP Conference
March 5, 2012 – SOUTHFIELD, Michigan – EHIM is proud to announce that Chief Operating Officer Jeffrey R. Lewis is the keynote speaker for the 13th Annual Patient Assistance and Access Programs conference in Baltimore, Maryland on March 6 – 7, 2012.
Mr. Lewis’s presentation is titled “The Rx ROI and Patience Assistance — Blazing the Future Path Before it Is Created For You” and will focus on the changing terrain for medication and patient assistance, the impact of health reform and 340B pricing, and ways to use philanthropic dollars strategically to maximize return on investment for patient assistance programs (PAPs).
Mr. Lewis noted the importance of philanthropy in successful PAPs, calling it a core component of EHIM’s corporate philosophy.
“Philanthropy is not limited to the nonprofit world,” he said. “Rather, philanthropy is the fabric of everyday life.”
Patient assistance programs are used by the chronically uninsured or underinsured, and offer substantial benefits to employer groups, too, he said. PAPs focus on chronic disease conditions and specialty medications, allowing employers to “reduce their bottom line costs through free or subsidized programs offered by manufacturers,” Mr. Lewis said.
The conference is expected to draw hundreds of participants and 65 distinguished speakers who will discuss a broad range of topics including prescription assistance, patient access, and safety net resources.
The conference is sponsored by CBI. More information is available at the conference website
About Jeffrey R. Lewis
Before joining EHIM as Chief Operating Officer, Jeffrey Lewis served as the President of the Heinz Family Philanthropies.
About EHIM Inc.
EHIM, celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2012, is an innovative solution to containing costs in healthcare. Operating as a pharmacy benefit manager, third party administrator, and consultant, EHIM is true to what the name stands for: specializing in custom-designed programs tailored to the education and overall employee health insurance management. The company is a certified WBENC woman-owned business servicing members throughout the country. For more information, visit us online or call 248.948.9900.
The conference will focus on prescription assistance, patient access, and safety net resources