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Clinical Administration PRN Focus Session -- High-Cost Drugs: How Did We Get Here and Where Do We Go Now

Sunday, October 08, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM MST at Phoenix Convention Center North Building Street Level: Meeting Room 128

Available for 1.50 hours of CPE credit
Activity Number: 0217-0000-17-146-L04-P
Activity Type: An Application-Based Activity

  • Moderator: Venita Papillion, Pharm.D., MBA

The High Cost of Prescription Drugs: Causes and Solutions
4:00 PM

  • Lee C. Vermeulen, Jr., M.S., FCCP, FFIPSpeaker: Lee C. Vermeulen, Jr., M.S., FCCP, FFIP
    Professor of Medicine and Pharmacy, University of Kentucky; Chief, Academic Service Lines, UK HealthCare, Lexington, Kentucky
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Learning Objectives
1. Describe factors that have contributed to the increase in cost of pharmaceuticals and the role of manufacturer’s to set drug pricing.
2. Identify opportunities and best practices for cost mitigation.
Management of High-Cost Drugs in the Acute Setting
4:30 PM

  • Karen J. McConnell, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS (AQ Cardiology)Speaker: Karen J. McConnell, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS (AQ Cardiology)
    System Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services, Catholic Health Initiatives, Denver, CO; Clinical Associate Professor, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Denver, Colorado
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Learning Objectives
1. Describe opportunities and best practices in the institutional setting for cost mitigation.
2. Identify the role of drug shortages and brand and generic pricing.
3. Identify process management plans, communication strategies with the C-Suite and examples and algorithms to consider in mitigation.
Patient-Focused Strategies in Ambulatory Care: Balancing Clinical and Financial
5:00 PM

  • Melissa S. Duke, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPSSpeaker: Melissa S. Duke, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS
    Senior Director, Specialty and Home Delivery Pharmacy Services, Banner Pharmacy Services, Phoenix, Arizona
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Learning Objectives
1. Review patient focused strategies that include the topic of high cost drugs in the ambulatory.
2. Describe governmental and pharmacy programs relevant to outpatients and provide contextual examples.
3. Identify key high cost drugs used in ambulatory care and mitigation plans to consider.