The Center for Health Care Management and Policy    





"Outcomes-based Pharmaceutical Contracting –

Moving from Paying for Pills to Paying for Value"


Over the past few years, the US health care ecosystem has made tremendous strides in moving away from fee-for-service payment models and toward more innovative approaches that focus on paying for outcomes. With support from CMS, private payors and many physician organizations, many parts of the country have seen the adoption of a variety of models that support the “Triple Aim,” which includes Improving the patient experience of care (including quality and satisfaction), improving the health of populations, and reducing the per capita cost of health care. Pharmaceutical companies have been noticeably absent from these discussions; however recent growing awareness about the cost of drugs and questions about what purchasers are getting for their money have led to  greater interest in frameworks that tie reimbursement to the value of pharmaceuticals versus simply “paying for pills.” This presentation will highlight some of the recent innovative collaborations that have occurred between payors and pharmaceutical companies and also address some of the challenges and opportunities that stakeholders face in advancing these models.

This program is presented by the Center for Health Care Management and Policy at
The Paul Merage School of Business, UC Irvine


Keynote Speaker

Michael Sherman, MD
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan


Friday, October 21, 2016

8:00 - 10:15 a.m.


University Club, UC Irvine Campus

(Parking is Complimentary)







8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast Buffet and Registration

9:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Speaker Presentations and Q&A

10:15 a.m.

Program End





General Admission


$45 per person

UCI Faculty/Staff/Alumni

$35 per person

Students $20 per person


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