Magellan Health Services’ ICORE Hosts 8th Annual Oncology Summit

Oncology leaders to discuss key issues and the latest emerging trends

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Several leading oncology authorities will meet this Friday, September 16, at ICORE Healthcare’s 8th Annual Oncology Summit to discuss the latest trends and issues impacting oncology care, including health care reform, drug pipeline, genetic testing advances and changes in the payor landscape, among other topics. ICORE, the specialty pharmaceuticals management division of Magellan Health Services (NASDAQ: MGLN), will host the event at New York City’s Crowne Plaza Times Square from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The summit will feature presentations from key oncologists and industry leaders representing research institutes, hospitals, industry associations, health plans and payors. Sessions will address:

  • Current trends and issues for oncology payors
  • Impact of health care reform on oncology care
  • Managed care benefit designs
  • Clinical utilization management
  • Oncology drug development and management
  • Genetic testing
  • Cost of oncology care
  • Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)
  • Oncology and Medicaid

“Oncology is a complex, constantly evolving field that is always presenting new challenges for providers, pharmaceutical companies, health plans and specialty pharmacy managers,” said Alan Lotvin, M.D., president of ICORE Healthcare. “The Oncology Summit is an opportunity for all of us to come together to discuss the latest advances in medicine, best practices for managing cancer care, and the ways in which we can continue to provide the highest quality care and optimal patient outcomes while controlling costs.”

Attending the Summit

The Oncology Summit is open to representatives from health plans, oncology practices, specialty pharmacies and pharmaceutical manufacturers. Those interested in attending can find an agenda and registration information at http://icorehealthcare.com/icore-resources/oncology-summit.aspx. Members of the media who wish to participate in media activities at the summit should contact Chris Pearsall at [email protected]. The summit will take place at the Crowne Plaza Times Square at 1605 Broadway, New York, NY.

About Magellan Health Services: Headquartered in Avon, Conn., Magellan Health Services Inc. is a leading specialty health care management organization with expertise in managing behavioral health, radiology and specialty pharmaceuticals, as well as public sector pharmacy benefits programs. Magellan delivers innovative solutions to improve quality outcomes and optimize the cost of care for those we serve. Magellan’s customers include health plans, employers and government agencies, serving approximately 31.3 million members in our behavioral health business, 18.9 million members in our radiology benefits management segment, and five million members in our medical pharmacy management product. In addition, the specialty pharmaceutical segment serves 41 health plans and several pharmaceutical manufacturers and state Medicaid programs. The Company’s Medicaid Administration segment serves 25 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit www.MagellanHealth.com.



CONTACT:

Magellan Health Services
Christopher Pearsall, 860-507-1923
[email protected]

KEYWORDS:   United States  North America  New York

INDUSTRY KEYWORDS:   Health  Oncology  General Health  Managed Care

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