Chief Operating Officer
Paul Meyer joined The Alliance in 1996 and served as the director of finance and operations until he became chief operating officer in 2007. As the COO of The Alliance, his main duties include overseeing the claims and customer service, finance, MIS, and HR departments as well as business planning and reporting. Meyer also serves as the treasurer of The Alliance Board of Directors.
In addition to his work at The Alliance, Meyer serves as board chair for National CooperativeRx / WisconsinRx, providing direction for this not-for-profit prescription drug purchasing cooperative. Meyer also serves on a number of other boards, including the Wisconsin Statewide Health Information Network (WISHIN), Catholic Charities of Madison, and All Saints Neighborhood.
Employers are right to be worried about pharmaceutical prices.
Before you trust information about the cost and quality of your health care providers, take a closer look at what's under the hood.
Where do the costs of specialty medications and the lack of medication adherence hit employers? I'd say the best answer to that question is, "Right where it hurts."
Specialty medications represent the next big source of runaway health care costs for employers who self-fund their health benefits.
A cooperative that has grown from three founding members in 2004 to 159 members in 2014 must be doing something right.