CE: Pennsylvania Pharmacists Care Network Patient Care Training
The Pennsylvania Pharmacists Care Network (PPCN) has been developed to serve as the structure for pharmacists in Pennsylvania to work together to care for individual medication-related needs in local communities. The focus of the PPCN will be to connect pharmacists, payers and health care practitioners in order to deliver medication management services to patients in the Commonwealth. The goal of the PPCN is to improve patient outcomes, enhance quality, and reduce overall healthcare costs. This live training session is designed to reinforce the concepts covered in the online training modules in an active learning environment through a patient case, documenting and billing encounters, and implementing patient care services in your practice setting.
Brandon Antinopoulos, PharmD, PPCN Trainer, Pennsylvania Pharmacists Care Network
Brandon Antinopoulos, PharmD is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. He also earned his B.S. in Accounting from Penn State University. At the University of Pittsburgh, he worked on the implementation of MTM platforms in independent community pharmacies and served as Pitt’s PPA Chapter Delegate, APhA-ASP SPAN Coordinator, and a Dean's Advisory Board member. Brandon currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Allegheny County Pharmacists Association and is an active member in PPA and NCPA. It is his mission as a pharmacist to educate and influence people to make the best possible decisions about their health and the care available to them so they may live healthy lives. As an independent pharmacy employee for 17 years, Brandon has experience with the barriers often associated with implementation and maintenance of new services and is committed to overcoming these obstacles so pharmacists can provide better care in the community setting.
Robert L. Maher, Jr., PharmD, CGP, Director of Clinical Pharmacy, Klingensmith’s Drug Store and Patton Pharmacy
Dr. Rob Maher is the Director of Clinical Services for Klingensmiths DrugStore and Patton Pharmacy; in addition Dr. Maher is an adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice for Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy. Dr. Maher received both his bachelor’s degree and Pharm.D. from the University of Pittsburgh (’93 and ’97). Dr. Maher’s completed a Geriatric pharmacy specialized residency at Duke University’s Center for the Study of Aging and the Durham Veteran’s Affairs Geriatric Research Education Center. Dr. Maher has over 23 years of experience working in independent community pharmacy practice, hospital and long-term care and is a certified geriatric pharmacist. Dr. Maher’s area of clinical expertise and research interest are in advanced community pharmacy practice and geriatric pharmacotherapy.
Target Audience: Pharmacists who have previously completed the online training program provided through the Comprehensive Medication Management Collaborative (CMMC)
CE Credit: 3 Contact Hour (0.3 CEUs)
At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to
1. Identify drug related problems associated with Medication Therapy Management Case
2. Provide clinical rationale for each drug related problem
3. Create a detailed plan to address each drug related problem
4. Discuss required components of documenting a MTM encounter
5. Describe strategies for reimbursement of MTM services
6. Identify methods showcased in “successful stories” video snippets
7. Share common questions/concerns you have about getting started
8. Identify implementation strategies for specific key stakeholders in your local community
9. Describe PPCN’s role in connecting your practice with payers and additional resources (i.e. Providing ongoing training & mentorship, etc.)
10. Create your own implementation plan
8:30 AM to 9:00 AM - Registration
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM - CE Program
Activity Type: Application-based
Cost: Included in CMMC Sign-up Fee
Requirements to receive credit: Participants must attend the entire program and complete an online evaluation survey within one week. PPA must have your CPE Monitor ID and birthday on file to issue credit.
Use the link above to register for this program.
The Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.