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This program has been resceduled for May 23, 2007

Due to inclement weather, Providing & Getting Paid for MTMS: How to Make it Happen in Your Pharmacy scheduled for February 14, 2007 was cancelled. The program has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 23, 2007. Those registered for the February 14 program will be automatically registered for the new date.

Makoy Center
5462 Center Street
Hilliard, Ohio 43026

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Ohio already has patients from just one Medicare D program assigned to over 200 pharmacies in Ohio for pharmacists to provide Medication Therapy Management Services. If YOUR pharmacy is presented with patients, are YOU ready? The patients WILL be reassigned to another pharmacy if your pharmacists are not willing or prepared to be paid for these important services. The Ohio Pharmacists Foundation is sponsoring this cutting-edge program that will give you the TOOLS and MARKETING EXPERTISE to make this happen in your pharmacy! You will hear success stories, learn what potential clients expect of you, and discover specific ways you can document and report your work.

Registration Fee:
OPA Member $109
Non-member $149

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8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Welcome
Debra Parker, PharmD

9:10 a.m. How to Sell the Asheville Project in Your Community
John Miall, Consultant

10:00 a.m. Implementing Pharmacist Disease Management: A Tool Kit
Marc Sweeney, PharmD

10:50 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m. Overcoming the Challenges of Delivering MTM and Other Patient Care Services in Community Pharmacy
Edward Staffa, R.Ph.

11:50 a.m. Lunch

12:50 p.m. Showcase of Ohio Success Stories
Panel: Bella Mehta, PharmD; Carrie Fish, PharmD; Erin Minter, PharmD; Mark Johannigman, R.Ph.; Kristin Casper, PharmD; and Allen Nichol, PharmD

2:45 p.m. Break

2:55 p.m. Case Studies: How Do I Provide MTMS for this Patient?
Bella Mehta, PharmD and Jennifer Rodis, PharmD

3:45 p.m. Adjournment

Continuing Education Credit
This meeting is targeted to all pharmacists and offers up to six contact hours (0.6 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education credit. The continuing education for this program is coordinated by the Ohio Pharmacists Foundation (OPF).

To receive continuing pharmacy education credit, you must fill out the CE form indicating programs attended. Sign, date, and return it to the OPA staff or office. Statements of CE credit will be distributed at the conclusion of the seminar for pharmacists who attend the entire seminar and submit the completed CE form. All other statements of credit will be mailed.

Learning objectives for the continuing pharmacy education programs can be found on the OPA website at the following $$Link

The Ohio Pharmacists Foundation, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Program Descriptions
How to Sell the Asheville Project in Your Community
John Miall, Consultant
Former Director of RiskManagement, Asheville, NC
ACPE # 129-000-07-014-L04
0.1 CEU
The Asheville Project is one of the most successful programs that pay pharmacists for improving patient outcomes. One of the visionaries behind the Asheville Project, the former Director of Risk Management for the city, will discuss how you can convince businesses and payers of the value of pharmacist services. He will discuss how pharmacists have improved outcomes and reduced costs. Data from actual programs will show you how pharmacists have reduced use of sick leave, improved productivity, and reduced work-related injury. You will learn how this program can be replicated and scaled to the size of your practice. Learn from an "insider" how to market your services.

Implementing Pharmacist Disease Management: A Tool Kit
Marc Sweeney, PharmD
Director & Chair, Pharmacy Practice Division
Universityof Findlay School of Pharmacy
ACPE # 129-000-07-015-L04
0.1 CEU
This session will highlight the disease state management tool kit developed by the Ohio Pharmacists Association, including how to access and use the tool kit. Our speaker will also discuss how this tool kit can be used to foster medication therapy management in an existing pharmacy practice. Upon completion of this session, pharmacists will be able to determine ways to incorporate the tool kit information into a workable MTMS program.

Overcoming the Challenges of Delivering MTM and Other Patient Care Services in Community Pharmacy
Edward Staffa, R.Ph.
Vice President, Pharmacy for Community MTM Services, Inc.
ACPE # 129-000-07-016-L04
0.1 CEU
Under Medicare Part D, pharmacists share an opportunity with other health care providers to deliver medication therapy management (MTM) services to qualified beneficiaries. Our speaker will discuss the imminent challenge for community pharmacy to meet a rapidly emerging demand for managing medications in today's health care system, describe a key IT resource for the delivery of MTM and other patient care services, and share first-hand experience with how to implement these services in a community pharmacy setting.

Showcase of Ohio Success Stories
Panel: Bella Mehta, PharmD, OSU College of Pharmacy Clinical Partners, Columbus; Carrie Fish, PharmD and Erin Minter, PharmD, MedCenter Pharmacy, Marion; Mark Johannigman, R.Ph., Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center, Findlay; Kristin Casper, PharmD, Kroger Patient Care Center and OSU College of Pharmacy, Columbus; Allen Nichol, PharmD, Pharmacist Consultant, ODH/BCMH
ACPE # 129-000-07-017-L04
0.2 CEU
This presentation will provide an overview of medication therapy management services currently provided by pharmacists in a variety of settings in Ohio. Our panel will discuss essential elements of their programs including disease state specialties, patient populations served, marketing strategies, billing procedures, specialty medications programswhere pharmacists providecomprehensive regimen reviews, tips for overcoming barriers to implementation, and patient incentives to optimize their medication therapy. Pharmacists from academia, community, hospital, state programs such as the Bureau of Children with Medical Handicaps, and chain pharmacy will share their innovative approaches to MTM.

Case Studies: How Do I Provide MTMS for this Patient?
Bella Mehta, PharmD and Jennifer Rodis, PharmD
Assistant Professors, Clinical Pharmacy Practice and Administration
The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
ACPE # 129-000-07-018-L04¦nbsp;
0.1 CEU
Pharmacists attending this session will receive a review of critical components for successful implementation of medication therapy management services (MTMS) including: 1) discussion of standardizing and implementing the patient care process; 2) review of options for effective documentation; 3) identification of communication models for patients and health care providers; and; 4) application of billing and reimbursement techniques for a variety of practice settings.

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