The Role and Impact of Pharmacy Benefit Managers in PA

JOINT HEARING

Senate Health & Human Services Committee AND Senate Majority Policy Committee

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 | 10:15 a.m.

North Office Building, Hearing Room #1

 

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.           Committee Meeting

10:15 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.           Hearing – Opening Remarks

  • Senator Lisa Baker
  • Senator Argall
  • Senator Schwank

10:20 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.           Panel I

10:40 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.           Panel II

  • Sally Kozak, Deputy Secretary of the Office of Medical Assistance Programs, Department of Human Services
  • Laurie Rock, Director of the Bureau of Managed Care Operations, Department of Human Services
  • Kristin Hoover, Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Department of Human Services

11:10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.           Panel III

  • Lauren Rowley, VP, State Affairs, Pharmaceutical Care Management Association
  • Ben Twilley, Director, State Government Affairs, Express Scripts
  • Erik Woehrmann, Director, Government Affairs, CVS Health
  • Natalie Pons, Sr. Vice President and General Counsel, OptumRx

11:30 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.           Panel IV

  • Auditor General Eugene A. DePasquale

11:55 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.          Panel V

12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.          Panel VI

 

Written Testimony Submitted:

Mary Bartlett, Arthritis Foundation
Mara Brough, National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Additional Testimony and Handouts

Public Roundtable on School Safety – Quakertown, PA

Senate Majority Policy Committee
Public Roundtable

School Safety

September 21, 2018 | 10:00 a.m.

Quakertown Community School District
Administrative Building

Community Room Conference Center
100 Commerce Drive
Quakertown, PA 18951

 

10:00 a.m.       Welcome and Opening Remarks  

Senator David G. Argall, Chairman, Senate Majority Policy Committee
Senator Bob Mensch
Senator Mike Regan
Representative Craig Staats

10:15 a.m.       Roundtable Discussion

Mr. Mike Berk, Executive Director, Pennsylvania School Bus Association
Dr. Curtis Dietrich, Superintendent, North Penn School District
Mr. Jeffrey Dimmig, Senior Deputy District Attorney, Lehigh County District Attorney’s      Office
Ms. Arielle Frankston-Morris, Director, Teach PA Advocacy Network
Dr. Frank Gallagher, Superintendent, Souderton Area School District
Dr. William Harner, Superintendent, Quakertown Community School District
Mr. Warren Levy, Jr., Levy Bus
Mr. Jason Magditch, Assistant Principal, Quakertown Community High School
Ms. Brenna Mayberry, Student, Pottsgrove High School
Dr. Alexis McGloin, Superintendent, Upper Perkiomen School District
Ms. Casey Nguyen, Student, Quakertown Community High School
Dr. Bridget O’Connell, Superintendent, Palisades School District
Mr. Joseph Regan, Recording Secretary, Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police
Mr. Joshua Ross, Student, Pottsgrove High School
Ms. Nina Schiller, Student, Quakertown Community High School
Ms. Maggie Scott, Teacher, Pottsgrove High School
Dr. William Shirk, Superintendent, Pottsgrove School District
Ms. Alyssa Snyder, Children’s Director, Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services
Ms. Monica Stefanik, Children’s Services Manager, Bucks County Behavioral Health
Dr. Andrew Trentacoste, Chief Executive Officer and Clinical Director, Creative Health  Services, Inc.
Ms. Megan Zweiback, Pupil Services Director, Souderton Area School District 

12:00 p.m.      Adjourn

Public Roundtable on School Safety – Bensalem, PA

Senate Majority Policy Committee
Public Roundtable

School Safety

September 18, 2018 | 1:00 p.m.

Bucks County Visitor Center | Conference Room
3207 Street Road
Bensalem, PA 19020

 

1:00 p.m.        Welcome and Opening Remarks  

Senator David G. Argall, Chairman, Senate Majority Policy Committee
Senator Robert M. Tomlinson
Senator Mike Regan
Matthew D. Weintraub, District Attorney, Bucks County

1:15 p.m.        Roundtable Discussion

Representative Gene DiGirolamo
Representative Frank Farry
Cliff Fiedler, Director of Security, Neshaminy School District
Melanie Gehrens, Superintendent, Bristol Township School District
Mark Goldberg, Chief of Police, Warwick Township Police Department
Fred Harran, Director of Public Safety, Bensalem Township Police Department
Steven R. Henry, Chief of Police, Bristol Borough Police Department
Mark Hoffman, Executive Director, Bucks County Intermediate Unit
Kasey Kollar, Director of Operations, Bucks County Intermediate Unit
John Kopicki, Superintendent, Central Bucks School District
Ted Krimmel, Chief of Police, Lower Southampton Township Police Department
Sam Lee, Superintendent, Bensalem Township School District
Paul Meehan, Director of Administration, Neshaminy School District
Dante Montella, Detective Sergeant, Warwick Township Police Department
Mike Pennington, Lieutenant, Lower Southampton Township Police Department
Andrew Pollack, School Director, Centennial School District
Bill Reick, Security Manager, Council Rock School District
Glenn M. Schloeffel, School Director, Central Bucks School District
Thomas F. Shaffer, Superintendent, Bristol Borough School District
Joshua Sweigard, Business Manager, Bristol Township School District
Robert Whartenby, Director of Facilities, Centennial School District

3:00 p.m.        Adjourn

Public Roundtable on School Safety – Lititz, PA

Senate Majority Policy Committee
Public Roundtable

School Safety

September 17, 2018 | 4:00 p.m.

Warwick High School
Large Group Instructional Room
301 W. Orange Street
Lititz, PA 17543

 

4:00 p.m.         Welcome and Opening Remarks  

Senator David G. Argall, Chairman, Senate Majority Policy Committee
Senator Ryan Aument
Senator Scott Martin
Senator Mike Regan

4:15 p.m.         Roundtable Discussion

Dr. Peter Aiken, Superintendent, Manheim Central School District
Dr. Ryan Axe, Director of Secondary Education/Safety, Warwick School District
John Baker, Director of Safety & Security, IU13
Dr. Michele Balliet, Superintendent, Elizabethtown Area School District
Dr. Brian Bliss, Superintendent, Solanco School District
Mike Charles, Assistant Superintendent, Lancaster Mennonite
Shane Deardorff, Lieutenant, Elizabethtown Borough Police Department
Tyler Fischer, Head of School, Veritas Academy
Dan Forry, Chief Operating Officer, Hempfield School District
Bill Gleason, Coordinator of Safety and Security, School District of Lancaster
Peter Hansen, Head of School, Lancaster County Christian School
William Harvey, Chief of Police, Ephrata Borough Police Department
Jeremy Henry, Sergeant, School Resource Officer, East Hempfield Township Police Department
Dr. Robert Hollister, Superintendent, Eastern Lancaster County School District
Terry Klugh, Principal, Lancaster Catholic High School
Dr. Michael Lausch, Superintendent, Donegal School District
Dr. Ella Musser, Superintendent, Cocalico School District
Dr. Erik Orndorff, Superintendent, Pequea Valley School District
Patrick Osborne, RN, Paramedic, Lancaster EMS
Dr. Kevin Peart, Superintendent, Lampeter-Strasburg School District
Donna Robbins, Chief Operating Officer, Manheim Township School District
George M. Roberts, LAT, President of the PA Athletic Trainers Society
Craig Stedman, District Attorney, Lancaster County
Tom Strickler, Superintendent, Columbia Borough School District
Dr. Brian Troop, Superintendent, Ephrata Area School District
Todd Trout, Security Coordinator, Lancaster Country Day School
Desiree Wagner, English Teacher, Reading Intermediate High School
Dr. David Zuilkoski, Superintendent, Conestoga Valley School District 

6:00 p.m.& Adjourn

Policy Committee Roundtable Exploring the Economic Development/Community Revitalization Impact of Pennsylvania’s Breweries – Manheim, PA

Senate Majority Policy Committee
Policy Committee Roundtable

Exploring the Economic Development & Community Revitalization Impact of PA’s Breweries

September 17, 2018 | 12:00 p.m.

Swashbuckler Brewing Co.
2775 Lebanon Road
Manheim, PA 17545

 

12:00 p.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks

Senator David G. Argall, Chairman, Senate Majority Policy Committee
Senator Scott Martin
Senator Ryan Aument

12:10 p.m.      Roundtable Discussion

Scott Bowser, Swashbuckler Brewing Co.
Kathleen Frankford, Discover Lancaster
Jeff Harless, JoBoy’s Brew Pub
Christopher Herrington, Pennsvlania Liquor Control Board
Bryan Kepner, Wacker Brewing Co.
Kevin Shaw, JoBoy’s Brew Pub
Heather Valudes, Lancaster Chamber

1:30 p.m. Adjourn

Public Roundtable on School Safety – Philipsburg, PA

Senate Majority Policy Committee
Public Roundtable

School Safety

September 14, 2018 | 11:00 a.m.

Philipsburg-Osceola Middle School
Board Room
200 Short Street
Philipsburg, PA 16866

 

11:00 a.m.       Welcome and Opening Remarks  

Senator David G. Argall, Chairman, Senate Majority Policy Committee
Senator Wayne Langerholc
Senator Jake Corman
Senator Mike Regan

11:15 a.m.       Roundtable Discussion

Stuart J Albaugh, Superintendent, Harmony Area SD
Mike Berk, Executive Director, Pennsylvania School Bus Association
Randy L. Brown, Finance and Operations Officer/Open Records Officer, State College Area School District
Mike Churner, Sheriff, Clearfield County
Edward G. DiSabato, Superintendent, Glendale School District
Dr. J. Hugh Dwyer, Executive Director, Central Intermediate Unit #10
Matt Hansen, Principal, ikm architecture
Erick Johnston, Business Manager, West Branch Area School District
Christian Klepeiss, Safety and Security Lead Team Member, Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy
Bob Mann, School Safety & Security Coordinator, Philipsburg-Osceola Area School District
Ronald A. Matchock, Superintendent, Curwensville Area School District
Doug McIlwain, Owner, McIlwain School Bus Lines
Robert O’Donnell, Superintendent of Schools, State College Area School District
Dr. Gregg Paladina, Superintendent, Philipsburg-Osceola Area School District
Franie Pollack, School Resource Officer, Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy
Bryan Sampsell, Sheriff, Centre County
Representative Tommy Sankey
Terry Struble, Acting Superintendent, Clearfield Area School District
Dr. John Zesiger, Superintendent, Moshannon Valley School District

1:00 p.m.        Adjourn

Public Roundtable on School Safety – Center Valley, PA

Senate Majority Policy Committee
Public Roundtable

School Safety

September 12, 2018 | 1:00 p.m.

Southern Lehigh School District
High School Board Room
5775 Main Street
Center Valley, PA 18034

 

1:00 p.m.        Welcome and Opening Remarks  

  • Senator David G. Argall, Chairman, Senate Majority Policy Committee
  • Senator Pat Browne
  • Senator Mike Regan

1:15 p.m.        Roundtable Discussion

  • Joshua Abrams, Social Studies Teacher, Springhouse Middle School, Parkland SD
  • Tony Alsleben, Chief of Police, City of Allentown
  • John Beddia, Principal, Crabtree Rohrbaugh Architects
  • Mike Berk, Executive Director, Pennsylvania School Bus Association
  • Kristen Campbell, Superintendent, East Penn School District
  • Ed Colon, Chief of Police, Upper Macungie Township
  • Glen Dorney, Chief of Police, South Whitehall Township
  • Elaine E. Eib, Executive Director, Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21
  • Kathleen Evison, Superintendent, Southern Lehigh School District
  • Caroline Fosbenner, Business Education Teacher, Central Bucks HS West
  • Leslie Frisbie, Business Administrator, Northwestern Lehigh School District
  • Jennifer Holman, Superintendent, Northwestern Lehigh School District
  • Mike Kelly, Principal, KCBA Architects
  • Travis Kocher, Sergeant, Macungie Police Department
  • Jim Martin, District Attorney, Lehigh County
  • Tom Mirabella, Director of Student Services, East Penn School District
  • Michael Mullen, Corporal, Macungie Police Department
  • Tony Naradko, District Safety & Security Administrator, Parkland School District
  • Thomas Nicoletti, Chief of Police, Upper Saucon Township
  • Thomas Parker, Superintendent, Allentown School District
  • Robert Saul, Business Administrator, East Penn School District
  • Rich Sniscak, Superintendent, Parkland School District
  • Anthony Struss, Chief of Police, Coopersburg Borough Police Department
  • Kim Talipan, Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21
  • Charlie Thiel, School Director, Allentown School District
  • Brian Tobin, Police Chief, Northwestern Lehigh School District
  • Josh Ziatyk, Assistant to the Superintendent, Northwestern Lehigh School District

3:00 p.m. Adjourn

Public Roundtable on School Safety – Downingtown, PA

Senate Majority Policy Committee
Public Roundtable

School Safety

September 11, 2018 | 1:00 p.m.

Downingtown Area School District
James E. Watson Staff Development Room
540 Trestle Place
Downingtown, PA 19335

 

1:00 p.m.        Welcome and Opening Remarks  

  • Senator David G. Argall, Chairman, Senate Majority Policy Committee
  • Senator Tom McGarrigle
  • Senator John Rafferty 

1:15 p.m.        Roundtable Discussion

  • Representative Becky Corbin
  • Linsey Covert, TEAMOLOGY
  • John DeMarco, Chief of Police, Upper Uwchlan Township Police Department
  • Senator Andy Dinniman
  • Charles Gaza, Chief of Staff, Chester County District Attorney’s Office
  • Curt Martinez, Chief of Police, West Caln Township Police Department
  • Alisha Mathias, School Police Officer, Owen J. Roberts School District
  • Shawn McGlinchey, VP of Risk Management, Krapf Bus Companies
  • Eganne Wolfington McGowan, VP, Wolfington Body Company, Inc.
  • Chris Mulhall, Office of Representative Becky Corbin
  • Rich Nothstein, School Resource Officer, Salisbury Township School District
  • Jonathan Ross, Principal, Lionville Middle School, Downingtown Area SD
  • Cathy Taschner, Superintendent, Coatesville Area School District 

3:00 p.m.        Adjourn

 

Public Roundtable on School Safety – Williamsport, PA

Senate Majority Policy Committee
Public Roundtable

School Safety 

August 16, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. 

Bush Campus Center
One College Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701

 

1:00 p.m.        Welcome and Opening Remarks  

  • Senator David G. Argall, Chairman, Senate Majority Policy Committee
  • Senator Gene Yaw
  • Senator John Gordner
  • Senator Wayne Langerholc
  • Senator Mike Regan 

1:15 p.m.        Roundtable Discussion

  • Wendy Albor, Hilfiger’s Transportation
  • Mike Berk, Executive Director, Pennsylvania School Bus Association
  • Judy Bookhamer, Executive Director, PA School Counselors Association
  • Patricia Cross, D.Ed., Superintendent, Sullivan County School District
  • Richard Cummings, Principal, St. John Neumann High School
  • Grant Evangelisti, Business Manager, Montgomery Area School District
  • Representative Garth Everett
  • Kyle Fera, Officer, Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police
  • Wade Heggenstaller, Benton Area School District Board Member
  • Robert F. Hetner, Chief of Police, South Williamsport Police Department
  • Representative Fred Keller
  • Jerry McLaughlin, Superintendent, Loyalsock Township School District
  • Michael Pawlik, Superintendent, East Lycoming School District
  • Richard Poole, District Safety Officer, Williamsport Area School District
  • Steven Skalka, Ph.D., Superintendent, Lewisburg Area School District
  • Craig Skaluba, Ph.D., Superintendent, Muncy School District
  • Mark Stamm, D.Ed., Superintendent, South Williamsport School District
  • Jordan Stoltzfus, Officer, Williamsport Bureau of Police
  • Jill Wenrich, D.Ed., Superintendent, Jersey Shore School District
  • Representative Jeff Wheeland
  • Michael Wiley, McCormick Law Firm
  • David Young, Chief of Police, Williamsport Bureau of Police
  • Kerby L. Young, Lieutenant, Pennsylvania State Police 

3:00 p.m.        Adjourn

Public Roundtable on School Safety – Lebanon, PA

Senate Majority Policy Committee
Public Roundtable

School Safety 

August 8, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. 

Cedar Crest High School
Large Group Instruction Room
115 E. Evergreen Road
Lebanon, PA 17042

 

10:00 a.m.       Welcome and Opening Remarks  

Senator David G. Argall, Chairman, Senate Majority Policy Committee
Senator Mike Folmer
Senator Mike Regan 

10:15 a.m.       Roundtable Discussion

Dave Arnold, District Attorney, Lebanon County
Lisa Brown, Superintendent, Palmyra Area School District
Philip Domencic, Superintendent, Cornwall-Lebanon School District
Carol Johnson, Superintendent, Central Dauphin School District
Representative Dawn Keefer
Representative Tom Mehaffie
Linda Morningstar, School Director, Northeastern School District
Cheryl Potteiger, Superintendent, Annville-Cleona School District
Curt Richards, Business Manager, Lebanon School District
Representative Frank Ryan
Tom Ryan, Security Director, West Shore School District
Dave Sunday, District Attorney, York County

12:00 p.m.      Adjourn