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Activity Dates: 06/12/2014 - 04/29/2017

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

Pharmacy is undergoing one of the most transformative and fundamental shifts as a profession. With  the healthcare delivery and payment system move to reward coordination of care and improved outcomes, the opportunity to effectively manage and recommend the most appropriate and safe medications for individual patients (as the “experts in medication”)can establish the value proposition for comprehensive medication management services delivered by pharmacists. The ability to shift a significant proportion of the 65% of pharmacist in primarily “dispensing” roles to direct patient care represents both enormous challenges and opportunities for existing pharmacist and future training models as a profession. These roles require pharmacists to develop new skills including more intimate patient engagement, systematic processes, and consistent documentation/communication as core care team-members. Pharmacist already engaged in direct patient care roles such as many CPNP members will be looked upon to lead the efforts including insisting on systematic and comprehensive models of care while seizing upon early opportunities to engage ACO’s, demonstration projects, and public /private payers. This presentation will outline the key delivery system changes, the payment realignment opportunities, and effectively demonstrate how systematic approaches consistent with comprehensive medication management- in various practice settings- can position CPNP members to transform their profession. A patient-centric approach to medication management in addition to the unique skills of CPNP members with an expertise in psychiatric and neurologic medication use brings the critical expertise to dramatically improve health outcomes in some of the most vulnerable populations.

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

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the current delivery system and economic factors that point to the critical need to “coordinate medications” and move from medication reconciliation/adherence to the integration of comprehensive medication management.
  2. Explain the importance of providing a consistent practice model using Comprehensive Medication Management (CMM).
  3. Summarize the evidence of how clinical pharmacist delivered CMM has been applied in various practice settings demonstrating both clinical and economic value.
  4. Discuss current issues including emerging payment models for CMM services that represent opportunities for psychiatric and neurologic pharmacists.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 06/12/2014 - 04/29/2017
ACPE Contact Hours: 1.0
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-14-016-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 course provides 1.0 contact hours (0.10 CEUs) of knowledge-based continuing education credit. The ACPE universal program number assigned to this course is 0284-0000-14-016-H04-P (1.0 contact hours).