The rising pressure of medication spending across the health system and in particular how it impacts global budgets for coordinated care is the current focus of the Pharmacy Workgroup. While independent, the conversations are strategically aligned with the Oregon Health Authority’s ACE-P group (formerly Pharmacy Cost Collaborative Group) and others in discussing a variety of methods with potential to reduce pharmacy spending.

Recent discussions have addressed one drug list, drug rebates, group purchasing, turnaround time rules, high cost/low effective medications, and more. In 2018, the workgroup will track pharmaceutical cost legislation and how to best leverage their expertise.

Workgroup Co-Chairs

Kerrie Fowler, Umpqua Health Alliance
Jim Slater, CareOregon

Attending Organizations

AllCare Health CCO
Cascade Health Alliance
InterCommunity Health Network CCO
Moda/Eastern Oregon CCO
Primary Health of Josephine County
Tuality Health Alliance
Umpqua Health Alliance
Willamette Valley Community Health CCO