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Activity Dates: 06/13/2016 - 04/18/2019

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

Behavioral health, similar to many areas of healthcare, is regulated by many agencies. Clinical pharmacy practitioners are not always well acquainted with the regulatory standards and quality measures that determine accreditation and reimbursement status at the organizations in which they are employed. The alphabet soup of acronyms impacting behavioral health include TJC’s HBIPS & NPSG, CMS, PQA, VA-SAIL.

This session will focus on the regulatory/quality measures that behavioral health settings are surveyed on. An update on the Joint Commission standards in behavioral health as well as quality measures from the Centers of Medicaid and Medicare Services, Pharmacy Quality Alliance, Veterans Health Administration’s Strategic Analytics for Improvement and Learning will be included.

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

Steven Burghart, DPh, MBA, BCPP
Ann Richards, PharmD, BCPP

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Learning Objectives

  1. Classify the medication management regulatory standards that most impact pharmacy practice in behavioral health settings. 
  2. Analyze specific measures that are considered as most problematic for compliance by accrediting agencies.
  3. Design strategies for implementing best practices to meet regulatory and quality measures. 

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 06/13/2016 - 04/18/2019
ACPE Contact Hours: 1.0
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-16-009-H04-P (Application)
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 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEUs) of knowledge-based continuing education credit from CPNP approved programming. The ACPE universal program number assigned to this course is 0284-0000-16-009-H04-P (1.0 contact hours).