DREXEL HILL, Pa. — Community Specialty Pharmacy Network has appointed a former Bayer Pharmaceuticals executive to serve as the organization's VP managed care relations.
Raymond Rede will be responsible for "leading contracting initiatives with managed care organizations on national, regional and local levels and assisting in the development of our specialty provider network solutions," CSPN CEO Gerry Crocker said.
Rede comes to CSPN from Bayer Pharmaceuticals, where he was most recently director of the company's managed markets marketing, a role in which he developed Bayer's managed market strategy and messaging focusing on payer health economics for key Bayer specialty products. Prior to this, Rede had previously served as director of the drug maker's specialty pharmacy market segment, which encompassed developing Bayer's specialty pharmacy strategy across all specialty pharmacy stakeholder segments.
"In my experience over the last few years, two things are becoming very clear. Health outcomes have become a focus across the entire healthcare system," Rede said. "The specialty pharmacy segment is in a unique position to step forward and lead. Secondly, in the diseases specialty pharmacy is active in, there is still no substitute for personal intervention, particularly if positive outcomes are the goal. CSPN is well positioned to address these points for employers, payers and manufacturers alike."