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Early Bird ends on November 21st- register now and save $30! The activities are offered for Technicians practicing in the state of Washington. The activities are PQAC accredited CE. PQAC CE cannot be uploaded to the CPE Monitor, so you will receive a statement of credit showing that you attended the meeting. There are 7 hours of CE available, which also includes a law CE.

 Export to Your Calendar 11/29/2017
When: Wednesday, November 29, 2017
8:30-4:40 PM
Where: WSPA Office
411 Williams Ave S
Renton, Washington  98057
United States
Contact: Akilah Williams
425.228.7171


Online registration is available until: 11/29/2017
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Full Day Registration includes light breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack. Early Bird ends on November 21st- register now and save $30!

Pricing:

$50 | WSPA Members

$80 | Non-Members

$50 | Join WSPA or renew your membership


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These activities are offered for Technicians practicing in the state of Washington. The activities are PQAC accredited CE and will not get uploaded to the CPE Monitor. You will receive a statement of attendance as proof of attending. The day offers 7 hours of CE.

 

USP 800 considerations for Health System and Community Technicians

Faculty: Erika Anderson, CPhT, Lead Sterile Compounding Technician, Harrison Medical

Activity Type: Knowledge | Disclosure: None | 8:30am - 9:30am | 1.0 hr.

At the completion of this program the Technician will be able to:

 

Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage

Faculty: Judith Bendersky, MPH, Gerontologist CIRS A/D, Field Supervisor, (SHIBA) Office of the Insurance Commissioner

Activity Type: Knowledge | Disclosure: None | 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm | 1.0 hr

At the completion of this program, the participant will be able to: For Technicians

  • Differentiate Medicare A, Part B and Part D drug coverage
  • Summarize Part D eligibility and enrollment requirements
  • Explain how a consumer can get assistance comparing and choosing a Part D plan
  • Describe Extra Help with drug plan costs
  • Explain coverage determinations and the appeals process

Learn about Medicare’s prescription drug coverage and how it works in a hospital stay, outpatient setting and through Part D when self-administered. You’ll learn more about the various “coverage periods” and nuances of Medicare that will help you better understand clients’ questions about formularies, tiers, co-pays, deductibles and the dreaded “donut hole.” You’ll get ideas about helping clients with “Extra Help,” those who are dual eligible or just on the border of eligibility. You’ll be better linked up with the federally and state funded SHIBA program in your local community, so you can refer customers for assistance navigating Medicare.

 

Break 10:30 am - 10:45 am

 

Pharmacy Law Update

Faculty: Gordon MacDonald RPh., Pharmacist Investigator Supervisor and Chris Humberson, R.Ph. Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission, Dept. of Health

Activity Type: Knowledge | Disclosure: None | 10:40 – 12:10 pm | 1.5 hrs.

At the completion of this program, the participant will be able to: For Technicians

  • Identify and understand statutory law and rules regarding technician and pharmacist scope of practice.
  • Identify and understand statutory law and rules regarding pharmacy inspections.
  • Identify and understand the disciplinary process and mandatory reporting requirements for licensees

 

Lunch 12:10 am - 1:00 pm

 

Nuances of Washington Law for Pharmacy Technicians 2017

Faculty: Katie Mahan, Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate 2017, Washington State University College of Pharmacy

Activity Type: Knowledge | Disclosure: None | 1:00 – 2:00 pm | 1.0 hr.

At the completion of this activity, the technician will be able to:

  • Distinguish between the duties of a pharmacist from those of a technician
  • Differentiate between state laws and company policies
  • List the requirements for a valid prescription
  • Recall the difference in requirements for scheduled and non-scheduled prescriptions

 

Break 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm

 

Pharmacists as Medical Providers: A How to Guide

Faculty: Jenny Arnold, Pharm.D., BCPS, Director of Practice Development, WSPA

Activity Type: Knowledge | Disclosure: None | 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm | 1.0 hr

At the completion of this program, the participant will be able to: For Technicians

  • Develop a strategy for providing patient care compensated by medical insurance
  • Demonstrate how to enroll in the provider networks of health plans
  • Describe differences between pharmacy claim billing and medical claim billing processes. Identify and solve software and workflow gaps in existing systems
  • Articulate the value of pharmacists as patient care providers

Washington Pharmacists have a unique opportunity to bill the same as other health care providers to for providing care to patients. However, it can be difficult to understand where to start, what services can be billed, and if all the effort will be worth it. During this session, Jenny will distill the steps to ultimately bill for care provided to patients. If billing for services seems interesting, but overwhelming, this is the session for you.

 

Hypertension: Understanding the Basics

Faculty: Calan Eyler, Pharm.D. Candidate, Student, University of Washington School of Pharmacy

Activity Type: Knowledge | Disclosure: None | 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm | 1.5 hr

At the completion of this program, the participant will be able to: For Technicians

  • Define hypertension per the JNC-8 hypertension guidelines
  • Describe basic pathophysiology behind hypertension
  • Differentiate between the multiple classes of hypertensive agents

 

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