New York, NY, October 13, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Krista M. Pedley, PharmD, MS, CDR, USPHS, Director, Office of Pharmacy Affairs, Health Resources and Services Administration will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “The 340B Drug Pricing Program Explored: A 2013 Perspective.” This event is scheduled for February 13, 2013 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).
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Under the 340B Drug Pricing Program, drug manufacturers are required to sell outpatient drugs at a reduced cost to federally-eligible health care facilities certified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
The Knowledge Group is producing “The 340B Drug Pricing Program Explored: A 2013 Perspective Live Webcast,” to walk the audience through the latest updates of the drug pricing program. The panel of key regulators and thought leaders will explore significant issues in the mix including:
- Fundamentals of 340B Drug Pricing Program
- 340B Policy Compliance and Enforcement
- Audits of Covered Entities
- Contract Pharmacy
- Inventory Management for 340B Program
- Medicaid Billing, Reimbursement, Duplicate Discounts and Shared Savings
- Best Practices in Indigent Care and Vulnerable Patient Populations
- Regulatory updates
About Director Krista Pedley
CDR Krista M. Pedley is the Director of the Office of Pharmacy Affairs (OPA) in the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Her office administers the 340B Drug Pricing Program through which outpatient clinics and hospitals purchase approximately $6 billion annually in discounted drugs. The mission of OPA is to increase access to clinically and cost-effective pharmacy services. CDR Pedley is a Commissioned Officer in the United States Public Health Service.
CDR Pedley began her career as a pharmacist with the United States Public Health Service in 2000. She was assigned to the Food and Drug Administration, Office of Generic Drugs, as a Project Manager for Bioequivalence and then as Medical Affairs Coordinator reviewing topical drug protocol design. After five years, CDR Pedley transferred to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and then the Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services where she served as Senior Public Health Analyst for the National Bioterrorism Hospital Preparedness Program (NBHPP).
CDR Pedley received her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree at the University of Pittsburgh in 2000 and her Master of Science degree in Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, with a Concentration in Crisis, Emergency and Risk Management from George Washington University in 2008.
About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit: www.knowledgecongress.org.