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AHLA 101 Courses

Below is a listing of our free 101 Courses for members.  Click the title or View button to be taken to the course page where you can quickly register and download the course.

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  • Financial Statements 101

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Lawyers who handle the practical dealings of their health care clients, such as mergers, regulatory filings, financial disclosures, and the accounting framework and terminology associated with these transactions. Knowing how to read and analyze financial statements is critical to practicing health law today.

  • Pharmacy Benefit Managers 101: Who They Are and What They Do

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    This on-demand program is designed to provide legal counsel and others with a basic understanding of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). Over the past 25 years, new medications and broader insurance coverages have led to a doubling of expenditures for outpatient prescription drugs. The growth in prescription drug coverage has led to increased complexity in the delivery and reimbursement of medications. PBMs are organizations which address this complexity by impacting most aspects of the pharmaceutical supply chain. The Trump Administration’s recently announced initiative to reduce prescription drug costs – which includes proposals focusing on PBMs – recognizes the important role that these organizations play in today’s healthcare system. Consequently, it’s essential for counsel to have a basic understanding of a PBM’s role and the laws governing its activities. This program is relevant not only for PBM attorneys, but also for counsel who represent the numerous entities and individuals directly impacted by PBM operations, including health plans, employers, third party administrators, pharmacies, drug manufacturers, drug wholesalers and patients.