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Activity Dates: 06/19/2015 - 04/20/2018

Target Audience

This course is designed for pharmacists, nurse practitioners or other healthcare professionals involved in the comprehensive medication management of psychiatric and/or neurological patients.

Session Summary

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) made mental and behavioral health treatment one of 10 essential benefits required in new insurance policies and was expected to yield comprehensive coverage of mental illness equal to that of medical and surgical needs. However, many of those seeking treatment are finding shortages of mental health providers and treatment facilities, as well as gaps in insurance coverage. Yet with the advent of “whole patient” accountable care, a new set of economic incentives are transforming the larger health care system, and new collaborations and economic incentives are emerging, often with the desire to provide comprehensive medication management and coordination services. Drs. Joseph Parks and Troy Trygstad will discuss the impact of the ACA on mental health care and gaps in service delivery from the perspective of two different health care eco-systems and their innovative approaches to mental health care delivery.

Course Requirements

You will proceed through the following steps to satisfactorily complete this course:

  • Review the full content of the activity and reflect upon its teachings.
  • Complete the post-test at the end of the activity no later than the closing activity date. (login first)
  • Complete the evaluation at the end of the activity. (login first)
  • If necessary, complete the post-test retest no later than the closing activity date. (login first)
  • Receive a passing grade (70%).
  • Provide the necessary details in your profile to ensure correct reporting by CPNP to CPE Monitor. (login first)

This course is provided online at cpnp.org and consists of the speaker audio and slides. A PDF file of the slides is also provided and access is available to participants indefinitely although ACPE credit is available only through the course expiration date.

Participants in this course must complete an examination and achieve a score of 70% or greater. Successful completion of the course also requires the completion of a course evaluation. ACPE statements of credit can be retrieved by participants online at cpnp.org immediately upon successful completion of the course.

Faculty Information and Disclosures

Joseph Parks, MD
Troy Trygstad, PharmD, MBA, PhD

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Learning Objectives

  1. Review the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicaid expansion on health care coverage, access, and affordability.
  2. Discuss the future of integrated physical and mental health care nationwide against the backdrop of the ACA and how stakeholders view risk, particularly with respect to behavioral health conditions.      
  3. Discuss state specific (Missouri, North Carolina) integrated health care delivery models, barriers to implementation, and impact on patient outcomes.  
  4. Identify the role of clinical pharmacy within integrated healthcare models of care in the context of multiple settings of care delivery and team-based delivery models.
  5. Discuss guidance and resources for overcoming barriers to individualized integration of clinical pharmacy into the healthcare home.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 06/19/2015 - 04/20/2018
ACPE Contact Hours: 1.5
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-15-006-H04-P (Knowledge)
Nursing Credit Reminder: Note that ACPE credit is accepted for certification renewal.

ACPEThe College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This self-study course provides 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEUs) of knowledge-based continuing education credit from CPNP approved programming. The ACPE universal program number assigned to this course is 0284-0000-15-006-H04-P (1.5 contact hours).