World Congress Announces Speakers for the 2017 Patient Services Compliance Summit

World Congress has announced the speaker line-up for the 2017 Patient Services Compliance Summit, to be held July 24-25, 2017, in Philadelphia, PA. Join them to develop compliant procedures and mitigate risk while competing in the healthcare landscape.

Woburn, MA, June 29, 2017 --( The conference will also feature a line-up of experienced, well informed speakers and presenters. The following are just a few of the speakers and presenters who have already been confirmed:

Eric Baim, Head of Compliance US, Shire
Eric Baim is the VP and Head of US compliance at Shire. He has over 15 years of experience successfully leading enabling, and integrating governance, risk management, integrity, and compliance responsibilities for healthcare organizations. Eric has also supported the growth and transformation of numerous patient services functions.

Eric will discuss strategies to ensure patient centricity through HUB design, channel optimization, compliance and distribution.

Tom Hubbard, VP of Policy Research, NEHI-Network for Excellence in Health Innovation
Tom Hubbard leads NEHI’s projects on comparative effectiveness research, patient medication adherence, and prevention and wellness initiatives. He utilizes his experience to examine ways the country’s health care system can be transformed, focusing on the promotion of medical innovation and improvement of quality and efficiency in clinical care.

Tom Hubbard will discuss how value-based contracting fits into patient services and HUB designs. He will also explore industry shifts from FFS to value-based contracting and how they affect patient compliance.

Manhu Davar, Esq, Partner, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
Manhu Davar is a partner in the Lifesciences Regulatory Practice at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer. He focuses on counseling companies on complex regulatory and compliance issues. He has led numerous investigations and compliance audits, as well as defended companies in healthcare fraud enforcement actions.

Manhu Davar will be discussing the best practices for developing SOPs around continued compliant relationships. He will also explore the utilization of co-pay cards and patient assistance programs while maintaining compliance.

Kelly Conway, Co-Founder, International Foundation for Autoimmune Arthritis
Kelly Conway is the co-founder of the International Foundation for Autoimmune Arthritis (IFFA). She has represented the American College of Rheumatology on Capitol Hill as an advocate for arthritis multiple times. Kelly is also the author of the blog As My Joints Turn.

Kelly Conway will be speaking about how understanding the patient journey can enhance channel strategies and ensure an optimal experience for the patient.

Derek Cothran, VP, Strategic Account Management, Lash Group, a part of AmerisourceBergen
Derek Cothran is the VP of Strategic Account Management for Lash Group. He partners closely with manufacturers to create access strategies as well as facilitate the evolution of strategies throughout the product/program lifecycle. Derek incorporates market trends to help manufacturers create a service offering to meet patient and provider needs.

Derek Cothran will be exploring key considerations and approaches to guide the development of a product access strategy.

Highlights for the 2017 Patient Services Compliance Summit include:

· Exploring IT infrastructure to mitigate risk in data sharing and HUB design
· Learning to develop transparent relationships around patient assistance and co-pay cards
· How to reduce anti-kickback risks with value-added services and contracts with HUBs and SPs
· Examining risk mitigation strategies around internal and external HUB development and design

To see the full speaker/presenter line-up, download the brochure at and be sure to register before spots run out.

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