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  • Paton Consulting - Home
    to Preserve and protect your plan from challenging annual cost increases Sustain your plan through the years ahead Enhance plan member value and benefit levels Creating powerful drug benefit solutions is the backbone of the work we perform for Health Plan Payers of Canada and others Click here to learn more about the potential within your immediate grasp to control the prices you pay for drug benefits NEWS BLOG 01

    Original URL path: http://www.patonconsulting.ca/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Paton Consulting - Services
    much should we pay our new employees How could we pay them for meeting performance targets How do we justify annual salary increases How can we get more motivation without paying more Hugh Paton is a Certified Compensation Professional and can design a compensation system based on your corporate culture and mission Communications Employees need effective strategic thoughtful consistent communication about benefits and pay otherwise many employer provided pay and

    Original URL path: http://www.patonconsulting.ca/about/services/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Paton Consulting - Recent Projects
    improvements Implemented immediate 5 savings with no plan changes and recommended several plan administration improvements reducing corporate liability for a 300 employee call centre Designed communicated and implemented new flexible benefits plan replacing 4 existing traditional benefits plans for 10 000 employee company Drug Benefits Collaborated with in house pharmacy staff to modernize a Province s public drug programs Provided RFP wording and procurement assistance for public sector drug program

    Original URL path: http://www.patonconsulting.ca/recent-projects/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Paton Consulting - Links
    Contact Us Search Links Benefits Canada Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association Rx D Canadian Association of Chain Drug Stores Cubic Health Prescribed Solutions Consulting Inc SOLUTIONS FOR Health Plan Payers Executive Benefits Drug Benefits Plan Governance Public Plans Private Plans Large

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  • Paton Consulting - Contact Us
    Contact Us Search You are here Home Contact Us Contact Us Paton Consulting Inc 109 Richmond Street Charlottetown PE C1A 1H7 902 894 5256 SOLUTIONS FOR Health Plan Payers Executive Benefits Drug Benefits Plan Governance Public Plans Private Plans Large

    Original URL path: http://www.patonconsulting.ca/contact-us/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Printing Home
    specialties is drug benefit management and advanced procurement methods Using our services clients save money increase benefits and enhance value to the plan member Click here to learn how to Preserve and protect your plan from challenging annual cost increases Sustain your plan through the years ahead Enhance plan member value and benefit levels Creating powerful drug benefit solutions is the backbone of the work we perform for Health Plan

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  • Paton Consulting - Control Drug Prices
    Drug costs should be separated from professional services Plans should reimburse pharmacies for the true cost of their drugs and reimburse for dispensing and patient counseling services separately from drug costs Private plans could save 600M yr if they buy generic drugs at competitive prices Competition Bureau of Canada Report Nov 2008 Businesses are paying attention because they face tough economic times and can t afford not to address the issue of drug pricing Strategies for savings include Use mail order pharmacies Develop preferred pharmacy networks Provide patients with incentives to seek lower prices Competition Bureau of Canada 2007 and 2008 Reports The current funding model for pharmacy relies too heavily on drug company allowances and needs to be modernized Canadian Association of Chain Drug Stores Nadine Saby Insurance companies are often paid a percentage of claims costs so there is absolutely no incentive for them to rein in prices Cubic Health s Mike Sullivan Wholesale price guides do not take rebates into account so they are not true prices they are not really the full price paid by the pharmacy Atlantic Pharmacy Services Inc APSI Average Wholesale Price Average Manufacturer s Price and other price files are used by many insurers as the basis on which payers are charged These price files are higher than the pharmacy s real cost of most drugs APSI is owned by the Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia and it s mandate is to Use where possible information technology to maximize pharmacy returns http www atlanticpharmaceutical ca All price files are problematic in two areas if generic prices are set in relation to brand prices then they have no true price of their own in reality their price should be based on their cost to develop and sell i e their true cost of

    Original URL path: http://www.patonconsulting.ca/control-drug-prices/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Paton Consulting - Home
    really mean promotion of lowest cost cost effective prescription drugs Ok you could say generic drugs But really it just means use more of the lowest cost medically effective drug Many of us don t do this Could be that we re waiting for someone to bring us the solution Could be that there is not much of a problem today so don t fix it Truth is however that future sustainability of our health plans is at risk Big cost drugs are coming at us soon Great health enabling drugs targeted at those among us with serious health conditions My prediction is we won t be able to afford those if we are still overpaying for chronic care medications like depression gastro and cardiac care Maybe Canadian insurers and pharmacy benefit managers will create solutions for us eventually but for now they are slow moving fees based on claims revenue managers For true innovation for research and action support your industry group the Health Plan Payers of Canada by emailng hugh patonconsulting ca with your expression of interest Hugh NEWS BLOG 01 4 11 at 09 35 Hugh Paton Opportunity Knocks Folks For plan sponsors the time is now

    Original URL path: http://www.patonconsulting.ca/Blogs/1/15/opportunity-knocks-folks/ (2016-04-26)
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