Exploring the Expanding Opportunities in Transitions of Care
Sponsored by Merck

Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 9:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
Continuing Education Credits: 0.15 (1.5 Contact Hours)
ACPE #: 207-000-15-129-L04-P and ACPE #: 207-000-15-129-L04-T

As hospitals and long term care facilities face increasing financial penalties for 30-day readmissions, community pharmacies have growing opportunities to partner these entities to improve patient care and reduce readmissions. Learn how these opportunities could provide new revenue streams while improving your pharmacy's role in the promotion of health in your community. We'll explore what a transitions of care program entails, how to prepare a pitch and go to local hospital or long term care facility decision makers, and many of the potential benefits of a implementing a program at your store.

Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss changes in the hospital, long term care and physician payment structure that make transitions of care programs more attractive to health systems.

  2. Outline the business model for an existing transitions of care program, and discuss how it can be adapted to your pharmacy setting.

  3. Discuss the appropriate target within a hospital, or facility for a proposal and how to pitch your pharmacy services.

  4. Describe the IMPACT Act of 2014 (Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation) and identify opportunities for your practice.

  5. Outline specific ways that you can target patients discharging from long-term care facilities.

Speakers: Doug Josephson, RPh, FASCP, Hometown Pharmacy—Rockford, LTC, Rockford, Michigan; Jennifer Shannon, PharmD, BCPS, Lily's Pharmacy of Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Georgia; Richard Logan, Jr. PharmD, L&S Discount Pharmacy, Charleston, Missouri

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