Opportunities and Reimbursement Models for the Community Pharmacist in Primary Care Partnerships

Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
Continuing Education Credits: 0.15 (1.5 Contact Hours)
ACPE #: 207-000-15-126-L04-P and ACPE #: 207-000-15-126-L04-T

Primary care medical practice models are evolving from a fee-for-service to a fee-for-value and pay-for-performance (P4P) reimbursement models. These changes are causing new challenges and focus areas as primary care providers attempt to transition their practice models in this new era. With these new challenges come new opportunities for community pharmacists to partner with primary care providers in innovative team based care models to improve patient outcomes and adjust to the new reimbursement landscape. This program will explore the changes that are occurring in the industry as well as key opportunities and resources for a community pharmacist to engage at a new level of patient care that could be provided in a variety of settings and present new revenue sources.

Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician Learning Objectives:
  1. Describe the changing landscape of primary care medical practice and reimbursement models for primary care providers.
  2. Identify the healthcare quality metrics that are driving primary care value-based reimbursement and identify those that can be influenced by pharmacist services.
  3. Discuss various pharmacist service opportunities that a community pharmacist could provide in collaboration with a primary care provider.
  4. Identify resources for a community pharmacist to utilize when implementing new collaborative services with primary care providers.
  5. Discuss strategies for identifying primary care medical practice targets that present good opportunities for community pharmacist collaboration.

Speaker: Bryan Ziegler, PharmD, Executive Director, Kennedy Pharmacy Innovation Center, Columbia, South Carolina

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