Debbie Partsch

Debbie Partsch

Chief Pharmacy Officer

Debbie Partsch, Chief Pharmacy Officer, applies her extensive experience in pharmacy program management by scouring specific client data and Innovu’s broader data set to uncover deep insight about prescription benefit costs and how trends are impacting their members now or in the future. With more than 10 years of consultative experience and 11 years of clinical pharmacy expertise, she understands how important it is for employers to integrate data across all benefit programs, not just medical and pharmacy, to identify true program cost drivers and design cost-effective programs to address their populations’ needs

Prior to joining Innovu, Debbie spent more than a decade at Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. As Lead Client Manager/Pharmacy Consultant, she was responsible for sales and account management of Highmark healthcare benefit products for national clients with more than 1000 employees. Previously, Debbie served as Director of Pharmacy Operations at Highmark, where she developed and managed strategies for prescription drug sales and account management. She also served clinical pharmacy management roles with Medco, Bristol Meyers Squibb and HealthAmerica/Coventry.

She is a professionally licensed pharmacist and Life, Accident, and Health Insurance Producer. Professional memberships include the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacists.

Debbie is an accomplished publisher, presenter, and grant writer, co-authoring articles and abstracts in prestigious publications, such as Clinical Cardiology, Archives of Intern Medicine, and Pharmacotherapy. She also published chapters in Pharmacotherapy: A Patient-Focused Approach, Workbook and the Instructor’s Guide to Pharmacotherapy: A Patient-focused Approach, Workbook.

Debbie received her Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the University of Pittsburgh, and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship from HealthAmerica/University of Pittsburgh.

All Sessions by Debbie Partsch

Thinc Main Agenda Sunday May 22, 2022
12:45 pm - 2:45 pm

Deep Dive Workshop: 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) Compliance: What Plan Sponsors and Employers Should Know

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA) is designed to increase transparency in employee health benefit plans. One of the most significant pieces of the CAA is that government agencies like the Department of Labor, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Treasury are going to hold the group health plan sponsors (aka, the employer) responsible as the fiduciary of the plan.

This 2-hour workshop will cover:

  • An overview on the responsibilities of the plan sponsor as a fiduciary under the new CAA regulations including how the legislation impacts self-insurance and direct contracting strategies
  • An in-depth review of the 4 key areas of the CAA
  • An explanation of the risks for plan sponsor in non-compliance of the regulations
  • Strategies into the process and identification of the personnel within your organization to ensure compliance with these regulations
  • Examples on how to remove gag clauses for more transparent data
  • Discussions on how to ensure your business partners are aligned with the plan sponsor’s fiduciary responsibility