Q: Where did you grow up?
Q: Where did you go to college/graduate school?
I received my undergraduate degree received from University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and my graduate degree was from University of St. Thomas in the Twin Cities.
Q: Tell us about your favorites.
Movie: Shawshank Redemption
Musicians: Led Zeppelin, Pearl Jam, The Black Keys
Q: What do you like to do outside of work?
I really love good eating experiences – whether hosting a gathering with friends/family, or seeking out new places locally or while traveling, great food/drink is something that I enjoy. I also enjoy running and cycling. We’ve got four young kids at home, so my interests revolve around theirs, generally.
Q: What kind of work does your company do in 340B and what makes it stand out?
As consultative partners, we tailor our services to the specific needs of each customer – from full-service, integrated programs to individual solutions like pharmacy operations management, contract pharmacy administration, split billing or referral capture. We combine the most advanced, yet easy-to-use 340B technology with deep expertise and approachability to ensure each program optimizes 340B savings and compliance for our customers.
Q: Why did you choose to work in the 340B space?
I first learned about out the 340B program when I was working for a PBM, and started immersing myself in whatever information I could find about it. As I learned more about the program, its complexities, and the critically important role it plays within the healthcare safety net, I knew it was an area that I wanted to focus on.
Q: What do you feel is your most significant contribution to the 340B world or to a 340B customer/client?
It is incredibly gratifying to be part of an organization with such a strong legacy and commitment to serving 340B providers and their patients. Being able to partner with Covered Entities and see first-hand how that partnership helps them better serve their patients is very rewarding.
Q: What advice do you have for a young professional who has recently launched a career in the 340B space?
Attend 340B University, pursue the Apexus Advanced 340B Operations Certificate program, surround yourself with knowledgeable people, and ask lots of questions!
Ross Halsne can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.