Continuing Education


8 total live CE credits! 2 Qualified for Law

Millennials: Why You Want to Recruit & Retain Them

Lou Ann Brubaker

1.5 Live C.E. Credits

More about Lou Ann here.

In this fast-paced 90-minute keynote participants will be asked to examine the myths and the truths about Millennials, as well as what strategies provide greater insight into recruiting and retaining what is now the largest workforce age cohort in America. Beyond how you need to attract and keep them in your organization, the program will also explore what Millennials worry about and how they see their role in the world. You’ll learn what Millennials expect in work culture, about their goals, and what skills they possess that could be leveraged to the benefit of pharmacy.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe what constitutes a Millennial (is it just age or mindset)?
  • Differentiate between myths (& truths) about Millennials.
  • Describe how employers need to recruit & retain Millennials in the workplace.
  • Recognize what communication (and supervisor) expectations Millennials have at work.
  • Develop opportunities at work for Millennials that play to their strengths.

Good Bye Volume – Hello Value; Transitioning from Fee-for-Service

Irving Stackpole, RRT, MED

1.5 Live C.E. Credits

More about Irving here.

There is an inarguable shift occurring within healthcare from “volume” based reimbursement (fee-for-service) to “value” based payment. This shift is seen in various models for payment including, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Bundled Payment for Care Initiatives (BPCI).

By the end of 2018, 50% of Medicare payments will be based on value, rather than fee for service (the dominant current model for payment). This change is intended to both slow the increase in healthcare spending in the US, and to improve the value of services provided.

For decades, more services provided to patients or “consumers”, translated to higher provider payments. But now – what do we do? Insurance companies and other intermediaries are in the habit of dictating levels of payment, utilization and length of stay, and in the current environment, providers’ experience is no different. Will provider managers be simply told what to do, or can we develop a pro-active model?

This program looks at why CMS is focused on post-acute care (PAC), and programs which effectively manage the relationships between and among discharging hospitals, post-acute care providers and intermediaries attempting to manage post-acute care.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define “value” in healthcare and post-acute care.
  • Describe current reasons for high degree of variance in post-acute care.
  • Identify information & resources that managers can and should access to establish programs to improve value.
  • List partners and models to develop and communicate an effective program.
  • Describe a 7 step process to build cross-continuum collaborations.

Don't be an Audit target in 2018

Mark Jacobs, R.Ph.

1 Live C.E. Credit

Learn about Mark here.

The purpose of this activity is to educate pharmacists on navigating pharmacy audits in order to reduce or eliminate prescription charge backs. Pharmacy auditors are upping their game, and Long Term Care Pharmacies are a target. All too many pharmacies are losing hard earned money on legitimate prescriptions and the number of audits are on the rise. This program centers around plan requirements and avoiding strategies to avoid payment recovery on your prescriptions. At the end of this program, participants will be able to describe what pharmacy auditors look for and formulate a plan to avoid costly recoveries.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define common audit requirements in your pharmacy contract.
  • Describe what pharmacy auditors look for.
  • Identify strategies to avoid payment recovery.

HIPAA Compliance & Enforcement

Jason Walker-Crawford, R.Ph.

1 Live C.E. Credit

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Qualifies as Law Credit

The purpose of this knowledge-based activity will be to provide pharmacists with the basics of HIPAA requirements and how they apply to Long-Term Care pharmacy practice. Penalties of HIPAA violations will be discussed as well as current audits of HIPAA compliance by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR).

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the history of HIPAA and related Laws and Rules.
  • Relate the basics of HIPAA Rules and how they apply to LTC Pharmacy Practice.
  • Discuss the penalties of non-compliance with HIPAA Rules.
  • Identify requirements for Phase II HIPAA Audits.

Pharmacy Law 2018: Recent Enforcement and Protection from Controlled Substance Problems

Gina Moore, PharmD, MBA

1 Live C.E. Credit

Learn more about Gina here.

Qualifies as Law Credit

Opioid-related deaths continue to increase in the United States. The Trump Administration recently declared the opioid crisis to be a public health emergency. Law enforcement agencies, the DEA, and regulatory boards have all responded through new rules and legal actions.  This session will provide attendees information on recent enforcement actions and steps pharmacies can take to be in compliance.

Learning Objectives:

  • List recent enforcement actions taken against pharmacies.
  • Describe the concept of corresponding responsibility and how it pertains to the practice of pharmacy.
  • Discuss the responsibility of the pharmacist in preventing diversion of controlled substances.
  • Provide examples of recent legislation pertaining to PMP use.
  • State trends for limiting opioid exposure in acute pain situations.

Secure Messaging: A Growing Essential for your Pharmacy

Nate Tyler, PMP, CPHIMS, MCP
Evelyn Beach, RPh

1 Live C.E. Credit

Learn more about Nate & Evelyn here.

Discover the new path for Pharmacies.  Let your Pharmacy set the standard and be part of the Patient’s continuation of care team.  Secure Messaging will give you the tools to have the information needed in a timely and efficient method for you to provided added services.  Learn how Pharmacies can have a direct impact on Patient Care providing Medication Reconciliations, and Medication Therapy Management.  Understand how the IMPACT Act will affect your Facilities and the Pharmacy’s role.  Have a secure and HIPAA compliant email for communication of the Healthcare team.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define Direct Secure Messaging and Health Information Exchange (HIE).
  • Discuss the role, impact, and timing of Direct and HIE on our LTC Industry.
  • Explain how the IMPACT Act relates to Pharmacies.
  • Identify some of the added services for Facilities and Patients.
  • Recognize billable opportunities.

Industry Update

Lou Ann Brubaker

1 Live C.E. Credit

Learn more about Lou Ann here.

The most substantial pharmacy competitive advantage is an up-to-date knowledge of the pressures faced by post-acute care providers. In this one-hour session you’ll learn what is likely to change for skilled nursing facilities within the next 18 months, especially from a financial perspective. Pharmacies that can align their capabilities and their services to support facilities in the proposed reimbursement model shift will come out as winners in their marketplaces.

Learning Objectives:

  • List the baseline facility expectations that no longer represent a competitive advantage.
  • Describe CMS’ rationale for the proposed reimbursement model shift.
  • Explain what impact this model may have upon facilities’ clinical capabilities.
  • Describe what pharmacies need to do to assist facilities’ in their future success.