On Tuesday, October 9th, Susan Lee, PharmD BCPS CDE of Northwell Health, presented on: “Hepatitis C Prior Authorization: Tricks of the Trade”
1. Discuss tests needed to apply for Hepatitis C (HCV) therapy prior authorization.
2. Identify essential resources for patients approved for treatment.
3. Describe options for patients denied HCV therapy.
Dr. Susan M.K. Lee is a specialist pharmacist at the Sandra Atlas Bass Center for Liver Diseases part of Northwell Health. She is a certified diabetes educator and also has a board certification in pharmacy specialties. Since completing her pharmacy residency at North Shore University Hospital, she has been involved with patient care involving diabetes, cardiology, and now hepatitis C management. Dr. Lee currently works with an interdisciplinary team focused on providing access to high cost hepatitis C medications as well as pertinent patient education regarding potential drug interactions, proper medication administration, and appropriate follow up. She has helped over a thousand patients initiate hepatitis C medication regimen.