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Pharmacy Represents at State of Reform Conference

Tuesday, February 5, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Brian Sparks
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Pharmacy was included in the dialogue this week at what has been called Texas’s “most important health policy conference of the year.” The Texas Pharmacy Association provided critical insights on pharmacists being included in value-based purchasing arrangements.

CEO Debbie Garza spoke as part of a panel discussion on the Texas approach to value-based care, highlighting areas where pharmacists can improve patient outcomes and reduce health care costs. TPA and AIP Member Bruce McAnally was a panelist in a session addressing PBM reform and pharmacy costs in the 2019 legislative session. He was joined by Rep. Tom Oliverson (R-Houston), who will introduce pharmacy’s PBM reform legislation.

The 2019 Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference held February 5 in Austin was designed to foster dialogue about the opportunities and challenges facing the state regarding healthcare by bringing together one of the largest, most diverse gatherings of senior healthcare executives and health policy leaders. The event pulled together practitioners, thought leaders, and policymakers – each working to improve the healthcare system in their own way – into a unified conversation in a single place.

TPA CEO Debbie Garza (center) speaks on a panel regarding the Texas Approach to Value-Based Care
TPA CEO Debbie Garza (center) speaks on a panel regarding the Texas Approach to Value-Based Care.

Bruce McAnally (right) participates in a panel discussion with Pharmacist Joseph Vazhappily and Rep. Tom Oliverson. 

Bruce McAnally (right) participates in a panel discussion with Pharmacist Joseph Vazhappily and Rep. Tom Oliverson.


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