Back by popular demand, the LTC Business Summit Oct. 14-15 concentrates all LTC–related programming and idea sharing opportunities at the NCPA Annual Convention, featuring business education, peer–tested best practices, and networking events. Reserve your spot at the convention by registering now.

Saturday, October 14, 2017
2 - 3 p.m.
LTC Business Summit
Closing the Door to Open the Door to New Opportunities

ACPE # 0207-0000-17-231-L04-P
ACPE # 0207-0000-17-231-L04-T
1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEUs)
Activity Type: Application-Based

The advantages to your long-term care practice of moving to a closed-door operation are significant, but to capitalize on the benefits, it is vital to understand and anticipate the steps to changing your business practices. This not-to-miss session will help you understand the ins and outs of the payment structure in long-term care and give you the necessary information to avoid or minimize long-term audit penalties and position your long-term care pharmacy to thrive.

Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss business considerations of moving your pharmacy from a combo to a closed-door pharmacy.

  2. Outline the steps to take when going from a combo to a closed-door pharmacy.

  3. Describe services that a closed door LTC pharmacy can be able to provide to increase its revenue.

  4. Discuss areas examined in LTC pharmacy inspection and common citations issued.

Speaker: Susan Rhodus, Senior Vice President, Contract Administration, GeriMed, Inc., Louisville, Ky.

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3 - 4:30 p.m.
LTC Business Summit
The Business Case Surrounding the Consultant Pharmacist

ACPE # 0207-0000-17-232-L04-P
ACPE # 0207-0000-17-232-L04-T
1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEUs)
Activity Type: Application-Based

Staying up-to-date on the changing landscape of legislation and regulation regarding consultant pharmacists is a must for your growing long-term care business. This program will bring you up-to-date on requirements for assisted living and long-term care, and give you a new focus on the role of the consultant pharmacist in community pharmacy enhanced services networks.

Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the types of surveys, regulations, and guidelines applied to assisted living and long-term care facilities.

  2. Examine the role of consultant pharmacist in community pharmacy enhanced services networks.

  3. Describe the different consulting pharmacist requirements for assisted living and long-term care.

Speakers: Susan Rhodus, Senior Vice President, Contract Administration, GeriMed, Inc., Louisville, Ky. Doug Josephson, Quality Assurance / Corporate Compliance, HomeTown Pharmacy, Inc., Rockford, Mi. Dixie Leikach, MBA, Owner, Finksburg Pharmacy, Reisterstown, Md., Md; Matt Osterhaus, RPh, Osterhaus Pharmacy, Marquoketa, Iowa

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4:45 - 5:45 p.m.
LTC Business Summit
The Last Thing You Want: Kickback Violations

ACPE # 0207-0000-17-233-L03-P
ACPE # 0207-0000-17-233-L03-T
1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEUs)
Activity Type: Application-Based

New trends in long-term care needs, like electronic health records, can bring unexpected issues that put your business at risk. The balance of cost to the pharmacy and facility is always a key determinant of kickback risk. A top legal expert in the field will share up-to-date cases and answer your questions on how to make sure that you serve your clients and offer the most attractive service package, while staying on the right side of regulatory statutes.

Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician Learning Objectives:

  • Describe ways to avoid long-term care kickback violations.

  • Explore the new trends in long-term care.

  • Explain who is responsible for paying for electronic health records.

Speaker: Jeff Baird, Esq., Chairman, Health Care Group, Brown & Fortunato, PC, Amarillo, Texas

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5:45 - 6:45 p.m.
LTC Division Networking Reception

Sponsored by Smith Drug Company
Join your LTC colleagues for informal networking and idea sharing.

Sunday, October 15, 2017
7:45 - 9:15 a.m.
LTC Business Summit
New Directions for Your Long-Term Care Practice

Room: Osceola 2
ACPE # 0207-0000-17-237-L04-P
ACPE # 0207-0000-17-237-L04-T
1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEUs)
Activity Type: Application-Based

The rapidly shifting long-term care market presents both challenges and opportunities. Long-term care providers are challenged with transitions of care, readmissions, and newly imposed reporting requirements. These can be tremendous opportunities for the community pharmacy. During this program, you'll get valuable face-to-face time with peers at all levels of long-term care practice and industry experts who can define what is happening on the leading edge to help turn opportunity into profits.

Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician Learning Objectives:

  1. Assess transitions of care and readmissions reporting guidelines and its relevancy to LTC pharmacies.

  2. Discuss funding opportunities for LTC pharmacies.

  3. Examine the role that community pharmacies can play in supporting LTC providers.

Speaker: Irving Stackpole, RRT, Med, Stackpole & Associates, Inc., Newport, R.I.

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