Sunday, October 19, 2014, 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Austin Convention Center
Location: 18CD, Level 4
Continuing Education Credits: 1.5 (0.15 Contact Hours)
ACPE #: 207-000-14-217-L03-P and ACPE #: 207-000-14-217-L03-T
This session will provide an update on the Advocacy Center's current federal and state legislative and regulatory activities. At the federal level, we will discuss the status of current efforts to regulate PBM's, keep diabetic testing supplies out of the CMS competitive bidding program, and other key legislative priorities. This session will also cover the status of federal healthcare reform implementation and key regulations impacting the practice of community pharmacy, including recent CMS, DEA and FDA decisions. On the state front, we will focus on topics such as trends in pharmacy Medicaid reimbursement and the formation of state healthcare exchanges. Pharmacist and Technician Learning Objectives:
Identify current federal and state legislative and regulatory activities that affect community pharmacy.
Discuss how efforts to regulate PBMs will increase transparency and the ability to negotiate with PBMs.
Discuss NCPA's model state pharmacy legislation.
Speakers: Steve Pfister, senior vice president, Government Affairs, NCPA, Alexandria, Virginia; Ronna Hauser, vice president, Pharmacy Affairs, National Community Pharmacists Association, Alexandria, Virginia; Susan Pilch, vice president, Policy and Regulatory Affairs, National Community Pharmacists Association, Alexandria, Virginia; Matt DiLoreto, Senior Director, Statement Government Affairs, NCPA, Alexandria, Virginia; Matthew Heinz, MD, Director of Provider Outreach, Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs, US Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC
Activity Type: Application-based
Audience: Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians