Balance the 340B Equation to Make it Work (for Patient, Pharmacy and Covered Entity)

Monday, October 15, 2012, 4:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
San Diego Convention Center
Location: Convention Center, Room 2, Level 2
Continuing Education Credits: 0.15 (1.5 Contact Hours)
ACPE #: 207-000-12-247-L04-P
ACPE #: 207-000-12-247-L04-T

The 340B equation for the community pharmacy is a complex one and there is no single solution. Several models and numerous resources exist that the independent pharmacist should consult to see if this business niche makes sense for their pharmacy. This program is designed to give you a market overview and analysis to help you assess the workload, rewards and other potential impact on your business. You've heard about pharmacies that succeed in making 340B profitable for their business, and some who have failed—so what makes the difference? A colleague successful in the 340B niche will give you the pharmacy owner point of view on what you need and what to ask to make sure you make the decision that works for your community pharmacy business.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the varying entities involved in the 340B market equation.
  2. Discuss the necessary market metrics to improve the opportunity of successful implementation of a 340B program in a community pharmacy.
  3. Identify information necessary for the pharmacist to properly evaluate a 340B contract opportunity.
  4. Compare and contrast differing models for implementing 340B in a community pharmacy.

Technician Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the varying entities involved in the 340B market equation.
  2. Discuss the necessary market metrics to improve the opportunity of successful implementation of a 340B program in a community pharmacy.
  3. Identify information necessary for the pharmacist to properly evaluate a 340B contract opportunity.
  4. Compare and contrast differing models for implementing 340B in a community pharmacy.

Speakers: Shelley Bailey, Central Drug, Portland, Oregon; Michael Sullivan, Wellpartner, Portland, Oregon

Categories:

Activity Type: Knowledge-based
Audience: Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

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