Managing Pharmacy Drug Plan Spend: A Client's Perspective
Managing Pharmacy Drug Plan Spend: A Client's Perspective
Listen to this encore presentation by two of our 2016 conference speakers.

During this webcast, Keith Bruhnsen, University of Michigan Drug Plan, and Libby Johnson, PSG Consulting, highlighted unique strategies implemented by the plan to manage their growing drug trend.  It included market information and plan results for managing pharmacy drug trend in an ever-evolving marketplace.

About the speakers:
Libby Johnson, Director, Client & Business Analytics, PSG Consulting
Libby Johnson currently leads the analytics, reporting, and data management team. She has over 12 years’ experience providing cost and trend management strategies to clients through unique data intelligence and analytics.   Her expertise includes developing strategic cost solutions, creating advanced and specialized data and financial analysis plans, analyzing forecast and trend developments, and evaluating pricing and cost strategies and tactics. One of Libby’s key strengths is assisting clients in designing and deploying strategies to improve overall trend management program performance. She honed these skills at PSG serving as a Pharmacy Consultant before moving into her current role. As a consultant, Libby successfully developed custom client deliverables and assisted clients in effectively managing their benefit programs. She also was a Pricing and Audit Analyst for PSG and worked as an Underwriter for Express Scripts, Inc. Libby earned a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics, with a minor in business management, from the College of Saint Benedict.

Keith Bruhnsen, MSW, University of Michigan
Keith Bruhnsen is an assistant director of benefits at the University of Michigan, where he oversees the prescription drug plan and serves as the benefits liaison for collective bargaining. He has also managed the university’s employee assistance program and worked in labor relations over the course of a 34-year career at U-M. Under Keith’s leadership, the university’s self-insured and self-administered drug plan covers 103,000 lives with an annual drug cost of $110 million. The university received the Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute’s Rx Innovation Management Award in 2004. Keith is a frequent presenter and consultant on prescription drugs and evidence-based pharmacy management. He is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University and the University of Michigan.