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PPACA Impact and Opportunities for the Life Sciences Industry Explored
   LIVE Webcast  


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Following the Supreme Court’s decision to upheld PPACA in August 2012, the year ahead opens new challenges and opportunities for the life sciences industry. Some of the factors that will directly impact the industry include taxes, rebates, and transparency requirements along with recent regulatory approvals. Life sciences companies must have a complete understanding of how to effectively thrive through the challenges and how to take advantage of the opportunities to minimize the potential pitfalls PPACA can bring to their bottom line.

In a two-hour LIVE webcast, a panel of thought leaders assembled by the Knowledge Group will discuss the significant issues in the mix including:

Speakers will offer in-depth analysis of the topics mentioned above and the audience will have a chance to ask the speakers live!

Course Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: None
Method Of Presentation: Group-Based-Internet
Developer: The Knowledge Group, LLC
Recommended CLE/CPE Hours: 1.75 - 2.0
Advance Preparation: Print and review course materials
Course Code: 124395
Recording Fee: $299 (Please click here for details)


Featured Speakers for PPACA Impact and Opportunities for the Life Sciences Industry Explored LIVE Webcast :

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Kevin R. Sweeney, Chair, Life Science Group,
Polsinelli Shughart PC

Dr. Steven K. Stranne, Shareholder,
Polsinelli Shughart PC

  • • Keeping up with developments in the area of health care reform can feel like drinking from a fire hose. This presentation provides a practical checklist and explanation of how to evaluate the issues that warrant attention for life sciences companies pursuing reimbursement and coverage strategies in the U.S. marketplace for drugs, biologics, devices and other technologies.
  • • Learn how the new reimbursement models emerging from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation are changing the financial incentives for health care providers and how to navigate the changing environment.
  • • Learn about how the evolving area of quality measurement is designed to change physician behavior and has implications for life sciences companies. Changes in the measurement of quality under Medicare are found in the health reform law (PPACA), the recent “fiscal cliff” legislation, and new legislative proposals.
  • • Learn how new provisions on the coverage of preventive screening services are relevant to the products used to perform preventive services, as well as diagnostics and therapies that may be clinically indicated on the basis of such screenings.
  • • Although the initiative to promote comparative effectiveness research in PPACA has been slow to develop, learn about why this topic deserves the attention of life sciences companies.

Terry Hisey, Vice Chairman and U.S. Life Sciences Leader,
Deloitte LLP

** Speaker Talking Points to be added soon.. **

Jerry Cacciotti, Partner,
Oliver Wyman Health & Life Sciences

** Speaker Talking Points to be added soon.. **

Polsinelli Shughart PC
Kevin R. Sweeney
Chair, Life Science Group
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Polsinelli Shughart PC
Dr. Steven K. Stranne
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Deloitte LLP
Terry Hisey
Vice Chairman and U.S. Life Sciences Leader
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Oliver Wyman Health & Life Sciences
Jerry Cacciotti
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Who Should Attend?

- Biotech/Pharma Industry Lawyers
- Consultants
- Life Sciences and Health Care Practice Consultants/Advisors
- General Counsel
- Senior Management
- Senior Executives
- Accountants
- Professionals coming from Biotech and Pharmaceutical Firms
- Consultants & Clients in the Biotech and Pharmaceutical Industries

Why Attend?

This is a must attend event for anyone interested in learning the PPACA impact and opportunities for the life sciences industry.

- Detailed guidance given by the most qualified key leaders & experts
- Hear directly from experienced practitioners & thought leaders
- Interact directly with panel during Q&A

Advanced registration is recommended as space is limited. Click the registration button below to sign up for this course today. Significant discount applies for early registration.

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Please note, the event date is firm although it may be subject to change. Please click here for details.
The Knowledge Group, LLC is producing this event for information purposes only. We do not intend to provide or offer business advice. The contents of this event are based upon the opinions of our speakers. The Knowledge Congress does not warrant their accuracy and completeness. The statements made by them are based on their independent opinions and does not necessarily reflect that of The Knowledge Congress' views. In no event shall The Knowledge Congress be liable to any person or business entity for any special, direct, indirect, punitive, incidental or consequential damages as a result of any information gathered from this webcast.

















PPACA Impact and Opportunities for the Life Sciences Industry Explored
LIVE Webcast
Speaker Firms:

The multidisciplinary strengths of Deloitte’s Life Sciences practice offer the comprehensive resources necessary to address the wide range of transformative issues affecting early-stage, emerging and established life sciences companies. From inception and incorporation, to an initial public offering or a new global product launch, our people have the experience that life sciences companies require to address the unique needs of their expanding business around the world.

Oliver Wyman is a global leader in management consulting. With offices in 50+ cities across 25 countries, Oliver Wyman combines deep industry knowledge with specialized expertise in strategy, operations, risk management, and organization transformation. The firm's 3,000 professionals help clients optimize their business, improve their operations and risk profile, and accelerate their organizational performance to seize the most attractive opportunities. Oliver Wyman is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies [NYSE: MMC]. For more information, visit Follow Oliver Wyman on Twitter @OliverWyman.


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