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Pennsylvania Pharmacists Care Network Patient Care Training (11/10/17)
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Available to those enrolled in the CMMC who have completed the online training

When: Friday, November 10, 2017
1 to 4 PM
Where: Duquesne University
600 Forbes Ave
204 Bayer Learning Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15219
United States
Contact: Melinda Kozminski
(412) 383-9841

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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.



Suzanne K. Higginbotham, B.S., PharmD, CTTS, BCACP, Director of Center for Pharmacy Care and Duquesne University Pharmacy

Suzanne K. Higginbotham is the Director of the Center for Pharmacy Care and Duquesne University Pharmacy and is a board certified pharmacist in ambulatory care.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and biology from The Ohio State University prior to completing her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Duquesne University.  She went on to complete a two year Academic and Research Fellowship at Duquesne University with a focus in ambulatory care.  Upon graduation from the fellowship program, she was hired as the Director of the Center for Pharmacy Care, an ambulatory care center located on Duquesne University’s campus.  Dr. Higginbotham’s clinical responsibilities at her site involve the implementation of various programs including employee wellness and disease state management, student wellness and preventative care services, full service immunization and travel medicine activities, and other medication and disease state therapy management.  Dr. Higginbotham’s current areas of research are in pharmacist directed immunization practices along with implementation of comprehensive medication therapy management in various group settings.  Dr. Higginbotham currently teaches advanced pharmacy practice skills in the School of Pharmacy as well as serving as the Director of Residency Programs and Certificate Programs at Duquesne University. 


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)

Program Objectives:

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

12:30 PM to 1:00 PM - Registration
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM - CE Program

Activity Type: Application-based


Cost: Included in CMMC Sign-up Fee

UAN: 0159-0000-15-059-L04-P

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.



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The Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.


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