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Aaron Vandervelde, Principal, Health Analytics, Berkeley Research Group, LLC to Speak at KCís The 340B Drug Pricing Program Explored: A 2013 Perspective LIVE Webcast

New York, NY, December 05, 2012 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Aaron Vandervelde, Principal, Health Analytics, Berkeley Research Group, LLC 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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About Aaron Vandervelde

Aaron Vandervelde is a Principal with Berkeley Research Group’s Health Analytics practice in Washington, DC. He has over 10 years of experience providing strategy, health policy and litigation consulting services to clients in the health care industry. He specializes in financial and economic analysis of health policy and provides litigation consulting services related to issues arising from contracts and transactions between health care entities. Specifically, he focuses on deriving strategic insight through the integration and analysis of large, complex data sets including claims data, internal and external sales data and publicly available health data. Mr. Vandervelde’s practice is focused primarily on clients across the healthcare continuum, including Fortune 500 pharmaceutical manufacturers and biotech companies, health insurers, PBMs, and others.

About Berkeley Research Group, LLC

Berkeley Research Group, LLC ( is a leading global expert services and consulting firm that provides independent expert testimony, litigation and regulatory support, authoritative studies, strategic advice, and document and data analytics to major law firms, Fortune 500 corporations, government agencies, and regulatory bodies around the world.

From testifying in high-stakes litigation to consulting on large-scale projects, BRG experts and consultants combine intellectual rigor with practical, real-world experience and an in-depth understanding of industries and markets. Their expertise spans economics and finance, data analytics and statistics, and public policy in many of the major sectors of our economy, including healthcare, finance, banking, information technology, energy, construction, and real estate.

Berkeley Research Group is headquartered in Emeryville, California, with 22 offices across the United States, Australia, Canada, and in London, United Kingdom.

340B Program Management & Compliance

Sentry Data Systems provides industry-leading 340B software applications to hundreds of covered entities and contract pharmacies across the county. Sentry was started and is managed by pharmacists who are focused on meeting the specific and complex data needs of hospitals and retail pharmacies participating in the 340B program. Our web-based solutions provide audit preparation tools, detailed reports, and a documented trail of program compliance from the provider to the patient to the pill to the purchase. Sentry is prepared to adapt to changing legislative requirements and help protect covered entities with a focus on compliance, based upon years of experience assisting and facilitating successful 340B program participation.

Event Synopsis:

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. Our 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 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:
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