Saturday, March 2

8:15 a.m. – Noon

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Take 5!

Another round of expense reducers and revenue generators from pharmacy peers who will Take 5 minutes to tell you about something they do in their pharmacy that is working well for them and 10 minutes to interact, ask questions and offer suggestions.

Presenters: Hugh Chancy, RPh, Chancy Drugs, Hahira, Ga.
Tom Kelly, RPh, Medicine To Go Pharmacies, Forked River, N. J.

NCPA’s Wildly Important Goals for Community Pharmacy

The community pharmacy environment is rapidly evolving, presenting new opportunities and challenges for independent pharmacy. NCPA CEO Doug Hoey will walk attendees through NCPA’s leadership strategy and plan for the year ahead and beyond. Special guest presenters will give context to the environment in which we will operate, including updates on Hill activity, practice transformation, and business opportunities for community pharmacy.


Community Pharmacy from Another Lens: Diary of a Washington Insider

Ever wonder what leadership at government agencies are thinking? Hear the perceptions and potential for pharmacy from RADM (ret) Pamela Schweitzer’s firsthand experience providing leadership and coordination of PHS pharmacy programs and professional affairs for the Office of the Surgeon General and the Department of Health and Human Services.

Presenter: Former Assistant Surgeon General and 10th Chief Pharmacist Officer for the United State Public Health Service, Rear Admiral (ret) Pamela Schweitzer


Advocating for a New Pharmacy Payment Model

From multiple visits to the White House and legislative wins, 2018 was a busy year for community pharmacy advocacy and 2019 should be no different. NCPA’s CEO and top advocacy staff will discuss the wins, the challenges, and the unknowns that have a significant impact on your business.

Presenter: NCPA Advocacy Director Karry La Violette, Alexandria, Va. 


Community Pharmacy’s Value Proposition: Opportunities in Managed Medicaid

Managed Medicaid is a key target market for CPESN and the enhanced services its participating pharmacies offer. Dr. Craig Thiele, a former Managed Care Chief Medical Officer and health care executive with more than 25 years of clinical leadership experience in managed Medicaid and national commercial healthcare, outlines the unrecognized value of community-based pharmacies and suggests strategies on how to approach the marketplace from the Medical Plan side worldview and his experiences to date working with CPESN Networks.

Presenter: Craig Thiele, MD, Principle, Health Management Associates, Columbus, Ohio


Practice Transformation and Business Opportunities

In a discussion with Joe Moose, examine how care planning can be feasibly implemented into your businesses, improving workflow and pharmacy efficiencies. Get an update on CPESN activity and strategic plan for the future.

Presenter: Joe Moose, PharmD, Director of Strategy & Luminary Development, CPESN USA, Owner, Moose Pharmacies, N.C.



Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician Learning Objectives:

  1. Illustrate NCPA’s two wildly important goals for community pharmacy.
  2. Discuss at least three current initiatives toward improved change in the community pharmacy marketplace.
  3. Outline challenges of medical care organizations and how community-based pharmacies can help meet their needs.
  4. Discuss the latest developments in enhanced service networks and best practices for care planning.
  5. Describe advanced primary care medical home models that aim to strengthen primary care through multipayer payment reform and care delivery transformation.

ACPE UAN: 0207-0000-19-022-L03-P

ACPE UAN: 0207-0000-19-022-L03-T

3.75 contact hours (0.375 CEUs)

Activity Type: Application-Based

NCPA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing education.  The NCPA Multiple Locations Conference will provide up to 11.25 contact hours (1.125 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education.  Participants must complete an evaluation of each session in order to receive credit.  The target audience is pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.