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Jolene R. Bostwick, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP
2017 CPNP Program Committee Chair

The first full day of programming at CPNP 2017 starts off with an all-star lineup, as we offer our second keynote address on Monday, April 24 from 10:45 to 11:45 am. This session will cover crucial information on how pharmacists can demonstrate the quality and value of their services.

While many CPNP members engage in some level of clinical practice, many do not collect the data or publish on outcomes related to clinical services. From small, to group discussions to across the listserv, CPNP members have asked to be provided with the information to disseminate the importance, quality, and value of the clinical services pharmacists provide.

This session, “Neuropsychiatry and the Quality Measurement Industrial Complex: Incorporating Measurement-Based Care,” presented by Dr. Harold Pincus, will inform attendees on this essential topic.

Although some data support neuropsychiatric pharmacy services as a means to reduce costs and improve outcomes, additional studies are needed to further document the value of psychiatric pharmacists on healthcare teams. As healthcare is moving in the direction of value-based payment, it is critical that neuropsychiatric pharmacists be able to demonstrate positive outcomes to justify positions and their role on the healthcare team.

Following this session, attendees will:

  • Understand the current health policy context accelerating the demand for increasing quality and improvement of population health.
  • Review how quality measures are developed, selected and applied in the context of the Affordable Care Act and Healthcare Reform.
  • Describe models and strategies for effectively integrating general medical and behavioral healthcare including collaborative care and measurement-based care models that can incorporate pharmacy services.
  • Recognize how outcomes can be used to make decisions about individual care as well as demonstrate quality and value of services.

Whether a seasoned or new practitioner, attendance at this session is a must! Participants will be able to demonstrate how psychiatric pharmacy services positively impact patient outcomes across economic, clinical, and humanistic domains. Through this, pharmacists can become aware of the tools available to ensure they are considered an integral member of health care team engaged in providing care to patients with psychiatric and neurologic disorders in both specialty areas or primary care settings. It is essential pharmacists establish structures to identify outcomes that will result in support for services from payors, providers, and patients.

We are thrilled to have Harold Pincus, MD guide us through this session. Dr. Pincus is a Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Co-director of the Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at Columbia University and Director of Quality and Outcomes Research at New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

Dr. Pincus served as Vice Chair of the Task Force on DSM-IV, Co-Chair of the Work Group to Update the Text of DSM-IV (DSM-IV-TR), and has been appointed to the editorial boards of ten major scientific journals. His wealth of scholarly contributions include over 23 books and more than 350 publications.

Dr. Pincus has research interest in the practice of evidence-based medicine and quality improvement. He has received more than $100 million in external funding for his research projects. Further, he is the leading the National Evaluation of Mental Health Services for Veterans, which is a congressional mandate. His expertise has led to opportunities as a consultant with various organizations, including the World Health Organization and the National Institute of Health, among numerous other highly regarded bodies. He has been acknowledged for his contributions in the area of mental health by the American Psychiatric Association and the National Institute of Mental Health.

Through Dr. Pincus’s presentation, attendees will be empowered to transform healthcare and demonstrate the quality and value of the services rendered to their patients.

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