PharmTalk: Building a Community Pharmacy Network—The Road to a Payer Contract

Description

Providing comprehensive medication management to patients in a community setting and receiving compensation for those services have long been goals of pharmacists nationwide. Since 2008, the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association has been building the foundation of the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Care Network (PPCN) to create a viable mechanism to connect pharmacists statewide to payers and patients. PPCN has engaged over 160 community pharmacies statewide, partners with all seven schools of pharmacy in Pennsylvania, has a formalized training program for its members, and currently partners with a Pennsylvania Medicaid managed care organization. This network has been built through a series of successful partnerships, key learnings, and resulting innovations. During this session, speakers will share strategies used by PPCN to develop a statewide network designed to enhance the care provided to patients.   

  • Recognizing the Need Through Academic Partnerships. Melissa McGivney
  • State Pharmacy Association Leadership. Nicholas Leon
  • Pharmacist Training Development. Brandon Antinopolous
  • Pharmacy Engagement. Mindy Kozminski
  • The Payor Partnership. Sarah Wegner
  • Documentation/Billing Platform Partnership. David Pope
  • A Practitioner Perspective. Ashley Firm
  • Pharmacy Owner Perspective. Christopher Antypas

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe strategies for developing the relationships necessary to create a statewide pharmacist care network.
  2. Discuss strategies on how to structure contracts to support pharmacists’ provision of community-based services.

Technician Learning Objectives

At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe strategies for developing the relationships necessary to create a statewide pharmacist care network.
  2. Discuss strategies on how to structure contracts to support pharmacists’ provision of community-based services.
 
 
 
Speakers:
Christopher
Christopher Antypas,
 
Ashley
Ashley Firm, PharmD
.
Asti's Pharmacy
 
Sarah
Sarah Wegner, PharmD, BCPS
Pharmacy Quality Manager
Gateway Health Plan
 
Melinda
Melinda Kozminski,
 
Brandon
Brandon Antinopoulos, PharmD
.
University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
 
Nicholas
Nicholas Leon, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP, FCPP
Associate Professor
Thomas Jefferson University Jefferson College of Pharmacy
 
Melissa
Melissa Somma McGivney, PHARMD, FAPHA
Associate Dean for Community Partnerships
University of Pittsburgh
 
David
David Pope,
Editor-in-Chief, CreativePharmacist.com
 
Learning Level: Level 1
Pathway: Pharmacy Technician
Track: PharmTalk, Pharmacy Management and Professional Leadership
Session Time Slot(s): 
Date: 
Sunday, March 18
Time: 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: 
Music City Center - Room 103A
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-18-098-L04-P
CEUs Pharmacist: 0.2
ACPE Pharmacy Technician: 0202-0000-18-098-L04-T
CEUs Pharmacy Technician: 0.2
Activity Type:
Knowledge-based