Scott serves as an Executive Advisor, member of the Pharmacy Benefits Consulting Practice and on leadership team at Apex. Scott works alongside Hoosier employers to drive employee benefits strategy and health care risk management. This is accomplished through one-on-one consultation to design short and long-term objectives and, ultimately, execution of a fully customized strategic plan for their organization’s employee health and wellness benefits programs.
Before joining Apex Benefits in 2013, Scott served privately held employers throughout the State for 10 years at Huntington Bank. Personally driven to reduce his clients’ overall healthcare spend while improving their employee benefits coverage, Scott provides 8 years of diverse healthcare and insurance experience specializing in pharmacy benefits contractual analysis, plan design and implementation, as well as healthcare cost containment strategies including reference-based reimbursement, direct provider contracts and narrow network plan design.
Scott has earned the distinguished recognition as a Certified Pharmacy Benefits Specialist, Certified Health Value Professional and Certified Self-Funding Specialist. He also has completed the University of California San Diego, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Drug Development Product Management Specialization program. Scott is a group health and pharmacy benefits thought leader and may be heard on The Point, a podcast by Apex Benefits as well as Wee Dose of Radical Transparency, a short-audio podcast by Apex Benefits.
Scott has been an active member of the community serving non-profit organizations including College Mentors for Kids and Dress for Success as well as co-leading The Crew’s Crew Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping siblings through the process of losing a brother or sister. Scott and his wife, Mandy are parishioners at St. Louis de Montfort Catholic Church where their two boys, Charlie and Cooper attend school. A very affectionate French Bulldog named Dempsey also keeps the family busy!
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Meet Scott Long, CPBS, CHVP, CSFS
Scott works alongside Hoosier employers to help them achieve greater control of their employee benefits costs. As a benefits strategist, he provides one-on-one consultation to help clients execute fully customized strategic plans that enhance employee health and wellness programs. He is a group health insurance thought leader and can be heard weekly as host of The Point Podcast and The Point Podcast: Fort Wayne.
Wee Dose of Radical Transparency
- February 19, 2021
Have you ever caught yourself forgetting what a certain acronym stands for? There’s so many in the world that we’re bound to forget one on occasion. It’s the same with the acronyms in pharmacy benefits.
- February 4, 2021
Does the number 835 mean anything to you? It should. You need to make sure there’s language in your audit rights with your PBM contract that allows access to the 835 file.
- July 6, 2020
You know when your prescription drug is dispensed at the counter, it is paid usually in the form of a co-pay. You also understand the PBM determines how much you pay the pharmacy. But what do those pieces mean to …
PHARMACY BENEFITS CONSULTING
- September 20, 2021
It might seem like Alphabet Soup, but knowing what NDC and J-Code means is an absolute must. Essentially, both are used to determine how your medical procedures or medications are billed to your health insurance. However, there are significant differences …
- August 18, 2021
You’re probably getting ready to review your pharmacy benefits plan and how much you’re spending. How much you spend depends on your PBM contract, which can be anywhere from radically transparent to opaque. Consider these three tips to help lower …
- July 8, 2021
If you’re managing a self-funded healthcare plan in 2021, chances are you know about specialty medications and how they can devastate a pharmacy benefit budget. Specialty drugs are becoming more common, so your organization needs to have a plan for …