March 27-30, 2017 — Denver, CO

Event: AMCP Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy Annual Meeting 2017                   

Session: What Lies Ahead for the Business of US Health Care?

The US health care sector faces a highly uncertain and dynamic future as the value chain evolves and the political landscape shifts. What lies ahead for managed care organizations and other key constituents as various possible scenarios unfold? In this session, senior staff from the global management consulting firm L.E.K. Consulting will identify and explore the critical issues and stakeholder tensions that are most likely to drive the near- and long-term evolution of the health care sector. You’ll come away with an up-to-the-minute understanding of the important market and political forces at play and possible winners and losers in the future health care landscape.

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify the market forces most likely to shape the new US health care frontier.
  2. Explain how leading market forces may affect managed care organizations and other key industry stakeholders.
  3. Discuss practices that market players are employing to remain effective and competitive in the evolving health care environment.     


  • Mike Takach, MS, RPh, The Burchfield Group


  • Todd Clark Managing Director, L.E.K. Consulting
  • Kevin Grabenstatter, Managing Director, L.E.K. Consulting


Date/Location: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - Colorado Convention Center - Denver, CO

Time: 2:30 p.m. — 3:45 p.m.         

About Todd Clark:    

Todd Clark is a Managing Director and Partner in L.E.K. Consulting’s San Francisco office. He joined L.E.K.’s Healthcare Services practice in 2015, bringing more than 20 years of experience in strategy consulting, analytics, corporate finance and Big Data. Todd spent 14 years in management consulting with both The Parthenon Group and Mars & Co., leading client engagements in corporate growth strategy, shareholder value creation, financial strategy and mergers and acquisitions. He has advised clients in the retail and consumer products sectors, primarily in the restaurant space and is an expert in the evaluation of critical business and marketing issues using advanced analytics and Big Data.

Todd was awarded a Master of Business Administration from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, where he was named an Edward Tuck Scholar, which is the highest academic honor. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Biochemistry from Occidental College.

About Kevin Grabenstatter:    

Kevin Grabenstatter is a Managing Director and Partner in L.E.K. Consulting’s San Francisco office. He joined L.E.K. in 2006 and has 10 years of management consulting experience, with a focus on integrated health system strategy, value-based care delivery, hospital operations and emerging telehealth technologies. He advises clients on critical strategic issues across the healthcare value chain. Kevin formerly held several internal strategy roles at Kaiser Permanente, where he was responsible for the design and system-wide spread of new strategic initiatives in areas such as care transitions, patient flow and cost structure efficiency.

Kevin was awarded a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He earned a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Finance from Pennsylvania State University.

About The AMCP Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy Annual Meeting 2017

The AMCP Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy Annual Meeting is still the only event that brings together all the voices and visions of managed care pharmacy, health care, and breakthrough drug therapies. But the new name brings into focus the ingrained and expanding role of specialty pharmacy. Indeed, it’s increasingly said that managed care pharmacy is specialty pharmacy. We will spotlight new developments in a dedicated track and pre-meeting programming, while still bringing you up to date on legislation and regulation, research, formulary management and other concerns of our profession.

About L.E.K. Consulting:

L.E.K. Consulting is a global management consulting firm that uses deep industry expertise and rigorous analysis to help business leaders achieve practical results with real impact. We are uncompromising in our approach to helping clients consistently make better decisions, deliver improved business performance and create greater shareholder returns. The firm advises and supports global companies that are leaders in their industries — including the largest private and public sector organizations, private equity firms and emerging entrepreneurial businesses. Founded more than 30 years ago, L.E.K. employs more than 1,200 professionals across the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe. For more information, go to