About Andrew Cournoyer, RPh, MBA, Vice President, Director, Access Experience Team, PRECISIONvalue

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So far Andrew Cournoyer, RPh, MBA, Vice President, Director, Access Experience Team, PRECISIONvalue has created 9 blog entries.

How COVID-19 May Shape the 2021 Commercial Formulary Strategy for a National Health Plan

While 2020 first quarter earnings fell short for many companies and industries, many national health insurers actually exceeded initial expectations. A common theme in each of these cases was that the PBM was cited as the driver of growth. Andrew Cournoyer discusses the viewpoint of a national health plan with an eye on maintaining positive adaptations in a COVID-19 world.

Virtual Engagement: The Next Trend for Payers and Market Access

From quarantine and stay-at-home orders to businesses being closed, daily life has pivoted considerably to being digital in nature. Precision’s Andy Cournoyer discusses the findings of a new AET survey on virtual engagement and understanding payer preferences for obtaining information and interacting with drug manufacturers in the current environment.

Less Drug Inflation—More Payer Innovation

Manufacturer drug pricing has been and will continue to be a key focal point on political agendas. But as proposed legislation is blocked or stymied, will there be any room for advancement? Andy Cournoyer discusses potential roadblocks, opportunities for innovation, and what they mean for payers in 2020.

Medicare & ICER: Two Predictions for 2019

Drug costs are a main concern for both government and commercial payers. In 2018, CMS tackled drug costs in Medicare through several measures. Will the trend continue in 2019? Meanwhile, the use of ICER’s value framework to inform commercial payer decision makers is increasing. Are value- and outcomes-based strategies more important?

Attacking Drug Prices and Targeting Medicare

Recent legislative actions by CMS have taken aim at the current Medicare structure, with negotiating leverage at the center of the initiatives. Arguably the primary target of these actions is the drug manufacturer. Andrew Cournoyer addresses the need for allied partnerships between payers and manufacturers as a way to navigate the increasingly complex landscape.

Will American Patients First Deliver on Its Pledge?

What will the American Patients First initiative mean for payers? Will it deliver on lowering drug prices and improving affordability for patients? Andrew Cournoyer, Vice President, Payer Access Solutions, addresses these questions as he breaks down what we know and don’t know about the Trump administration’s recent announcement.

Payer Survey: New Findings on Formulary Decision-Making

Ami Gopalan and Andrew Cournoyer from our Payer Access Solutions team present key takeaways from their recent AMCP Nexus presentation on the variable use of external sources of data. The authors also share findings from Precision’s latest proprietary Rapid Pulse™ survey, highlighting new opportunities for both payers and manufacturers to pursue in the development and evaluation of evidence to support formulary decision-making.