ASCP Forum

Pharmaceutical Care & Post-Acute Transitions

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Click the video below to watch an invitation from ASCP's Executive Director & CEO, Frank Grosso.

Frank Grosso, ASCP CEO

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April 27-28, 2015
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
700 Aliceanna Street
Baltimore, MD

This event has passed and online registration is now closed. We hope to see you next year!

Forum IconThe Triple Aim

The inaugural ASCP Forum will follow the continuum of senior care transitions through the health care system—from acute to the post-care setting—exploring the opportunities and pharmaceutical care options during each transition. Learn how major-league health and business professionals implement strategies to improve care and market their expert services, showcasing their key role in improving post-acute care. The Forum will begin a dialogue among all providers that will foster quality patient care, reduce overall costs, and improve customer satisfaction—the triple aim.

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Continuing education credits offered for pharmacists, nursing home administrators, and assisted living managers! The Forum is designed for ALL stakeholders involved in care transitions:

  • ASCP Members
  • Administrators
  • Consultant Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy Business Owners & Executives
  • Health Care Executives
  • Management from Long-Term Care Facilities


Monday, April 27
5:00pm - 6:00pm Cocktail Party
6:00pm - 9:00pm Dinner
7:30pm - 8:00pm Keynote Address: The Post-Acute Care Industry—A Shifting Landscape
8:00pm - 10:00pm Networking Opportunity
Tuesday, April 28
8:30am - 9:30am Breakfast
9:30am - 9:45am Welcome & Overview of the Program
9:45am - 10:45am Post-Acute Care "A Network Driven Market Place"
10:45am - 11:00am Coffee Break
11:00am - 12:00pm Managed Care Contracting & Pharmacy Opportunities
12:00pm - 1:00pm Networking Lunch
1:00pm - 2:00pm Connecting Pharmacy to the Medical Neighborhood: The Next Big Thing
2:00pm - 3:00pm Technology Assisted MTM
3:00pm - 3:15pm Afternoon Break
3:15pm - 4:15pm Value-Based Pharmacy Consulting
4:15pm - 5:15pm Panel Discussion & Closing Remarks

Download the full agenda with talk descriptions (PDF).

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the needs of the long-term care and hospital industries, and how clinicians can market their services to improve transitions of care in these settings
  • Identify critical points along the care continuum where medication management improves patient outcomes and lowers costs
  • Distinguish between value-based reimbursement and other reimbursement models, and discuss how evolving reimbursement models will change how pharmacy services are provided in the future
  • Construct a roadmap with strategies to improve transitions of care throughout the different settings in which a long-term care patient might move
  • Identify and evaluate key services that senior care and other pharmacists can provide in post-acute care settings to improve patient outcomes
  • Apply metrics to evaluate outcomes of pharmaceutical care in older adults
  • Develop strategies to improve communication and participation as a pharmacist on the interdisciplinary team

Activity Type




Robert A. “Mike” Reitz
Executive Vice President & COO
Genesis HealthCare

Harrison Brown
Consultant, Research and Insights
The Advisory Board Company

Les Cavicchi, MPA, NHA
Executive Vice President
Greater Boston Urology

Troy Trygstad, PharmD, MBA, PhD
Director, Network Pharmacist Program
Community Care of North Carolina

Orsula V. Knowlton, PharmD, MBA

Jennifer L. Hardesty, PharmD, FASCP
Chief Clinical Officer, Corporate Compliance Officer
Remedi SeniorCare



Continuing Pharmacy Education


The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This activity, ACPE UAN: 0203-0000-15-008-L04-P is approved for 6.0 contact hours.

To receive continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credits, participants must attend the activity in its entirety and complete the evaluation online through ASCP's Professional Development Center. Evaluations must be completed within 30 days of the activity. ASCP reports CPE credits to ACPE and NABP via the CPE Monitor system. ASCP has submitted (pending approval from the FL Board of Pharmacy) this activity for Florida consultant pharmacist recertification credits.

CGP Recertification


The presentation Value-Based Pharmacy Consulting from 3:15pm-4:15pm on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 is approved for 1 credit hour in the Professional Development Program for Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (CGP) Recertification. Participants must complete a separate evaluation to receive recertification credit.

ACPE UAN: 0203-0000-15-015-L04-P
1.0 contact hour

Learning Objectives for Value-Based Pharmacy Consulting

At the conclusion of this application-based activity participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate how having a clinical pharmacist on staff in a short-stay, post-acute care facility can improve care while reducing operational expenditures.
  • Discuss strategies for effectively working with other clinical care staff and patients to improves outcomes in an efficient manner.
  • Describe challenges of performing medication reconciliation on both entry and exit from a facility, and develop strategies to ensure this process goes smoothly.

Continuing Education for Nursing Home Administrators and Assisted Living Managers


This program is approved through the Beacon Institute for 6 hours of continuing education credits for nursing home administrators and assisted living managers by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long-Term Care Administrators (NAB).

Registration Includes:

  • 6 credit hours of continuing pharmacy education (CPE)
  • 6 credit hours of continuing education for nursing home administrators and assisted living managers
  • 1 credit hour of CGP recertification
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, & cocktail party
  • Networking opportunity
  • Online access to speakers' slides after the meeting

This event has passed and online registration is now closed. We hope to see you next year!