This course builds on PHA  Pharmacy Benefit Design and Management and PHA  Managed Care Pharmacy Operations by probing deeply into solving the most complex problems facing managed prescription drug programs.
The prerequisite course focused on accumulation and application of knowledge. In contrast, students in this course will operate at the highest levels of Bloom’s taxonomy of learning, including analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. As such, students will work in small groups to complete a weekly case study assignment that illustrates a real and current challenge facing PBMs and health plans today. This process will simulate situations encountered by professionals working within managed care organizations, consultancies, and the biopharmaceutical industry.
Prerequisite: PHA 6276 Pharmacy Benefit Design & Management