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Tuesday, February 28, 2017  

2017 Forum Will Explore Nontraditional Pharmaceutical Care Opportunities

Alexandria, VA – The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) has announced the speaker lineup and agenda for the  2017 ASCP Forum to be held May 3-4, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia. The 2017 Forum provides cutting-edge information to help pharmacists navigate and prioritize long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) initiatives and take advantage of the growing number of opportunities for pharmacists outside of traditional roles.

Attendees will hear CMS’ vision for medication reconciliation and the role of their contractors, RAND, RTI, and Abt Associates; gain understanding of how the IMPACT Act is changing the way pharmacists’ recommendations will be communicated; learn practical ways that SNOMED CT codes and quality metrics can increase efficiency; and discover which billing codes can be utilized to directly bill a patient’s medical coverage under a pharmacist’s National Provider Identifier.

The Forum offers attendees a front-row seat with industry trailblazers affecting LTPAC pharmacy today, including the Forum’s keynote speaker, Congressman Buddy Carter, a former long-term care pharmacy operator, who will offer his perspective on the health care landscape. The full lineup, including speakers is available at  ascp.com/forum.

Platinum sponsors for the Forum include Collegium Pharmaceuticals, Managed Healthcare Associates, Inc. (MHA), PharMerica, and Smith Drug Company. Avanir Pharmaceuticals is a silver sponsor for the event. Press affiliates for the event include Drug Topics, McKnight’s Long-Term Care News, and RxInsider.

Online registration for the Forum is open at  ascp.com/forum. Space is limited.

The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) is the only international professional society devoted to optimal medication management and improved health outcomes for all older persons. ASCP's members manage and improve drug therapy and improve the quality of life of geriatric patients and other individuals residing in a variety of environments, including nursing facilities, sub-acute care and assisted living facilities, psychiatric hospitals, hospice programs, and home and community-based care. ASCP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of CPE. Learn more at www.ascp.comPress Contact: Christine Polite, 703-739-1300, ext. 134, cpolite@ascp.com


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