2016 ASCP Forum

The Business of Patient Care

Gary Rice

Meet Gary Rice: Specialty Drugs Expert and Senior VP at Diplomat Pharmacy. Rice will discuss specialty drugs in long-term care: access, risks, and rewards.

Experts Discuss Challenges and Opportunities

How CMS uses innovation to transform health systems
How to share electronic health information and keep it secure
How to work with specialty pharmacies to get your patients the medications they need
How to help your nursing home operators to succeed in a bundled payment environment

You're Invited

"The Forum is a unique opportunity to grow your business and make valuable connections. I hope to see you there!"

-Frank Grosso, RPH
ASCP Executive Director & CEO


The Forum is designed for ALL stakeholders involved in care transitions, including all executive level post-acute care providers.


April 11-12, 2016
Hilton Baltimore
Baltimore, MD 21201
Reservation Line: 1-800-445-8667
ASCP discounted rate is $239

Meet David Casarett, a palliative care physician, researcher, tenured professor at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, and author of Stoned: A Doctor’s Case for Medical Marijuana.

Meet Jodi Daniel, former director at the ONC and 15 year veteran at HHS. Jodi’s talk at the Forum is on System Interoperability: "The Need to Know" vs. Data Security. Are you secure?

Patient care is a rapidly changing business. If you are responsible for planning or purchasing pharmacy products and services in a post-acute care setting, you can’t miss the 2016 ASCP Forum.


Monday, April 11

Tuesday, April 12


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.

To receive continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit(s), participants must attend an activity in its entirety and evaluate the activity on the ASCP Professional Development CEnter within 30 days of the activity (by May 12, 2016). No partial credit will be given. To access the evaluation, participants must enter the CPE code for the educational activity. The CPE code will be announced during the activity introduction. ASCP reports CPE attainment to ACPE and NABP via the CPE Monitor system. It is the responsibility of the participant to provide their correct date of birth (MMDD) and NABP e-Profile ID on their member or guest profile on the ASCP Website.

Day 1


0203-0000-16-005-L01-P * 1.0 Contact Hour

Activity Type:


Learning Objectives:

  1. Explore and differentiate the components of cannabinoids and learn how they may be useful in palliative care.
  2. Summarize key potential health benefits of marijuana use.
  3. Discuss possible health risks of marijuana use, and examine best options for counseling patients on these potential adverse effects.


Day 2


0203-0000-16-006-L04-P * 5.0 Contact Hours

Activity Type:


Learning Objectives:

  1. Distinguish between value-based reimbursement and other reimbursement models, and discuss how evolving reimbursement models can change the ways in which pharmacy services may be provided in the future.
  2. Explore value-based reimbursement opportunities by learning about the CMS Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative and the impact on patient outcomes and business practice development.
  3. Discuss the challenges of attaining electronic system interoperability while maintaining appropriate personal health information privacy.
  4. Examine pharmacy practice opportunities and develop strategies to address the economic challenges of providing specialty medications in the long term care setting.
  5. Describe the CMS Bundled Payment for Care Improvement (BPCI) Demonstration Project, and operational challenges to implementation of a BPCI program.
  6. Identify strategies to improve efficiency and clinical care using the principles of BPCI.

Florida Consultant Pharmacists

The 2016 ASCP Forum has been approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy for consultant pharmacist recertification credits. Participants must attend both days or Day 2 to receive recertification credits. CE Broker #: 20-546098.

Nursing Home Administrators

The 2016 ASCP Forum is approved through the Beacon Institute for 5 hours of continuing education credits for nursing home administrators by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long-Term Care Administrators (NAB). Participants must attend Day 2 to receive credits.

Register Now!

Registration Information:

  • ASCP accepts American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa
  • Please note: You will receive an email confirmation when payment is processed.
  • All refund requests must be made in writing and postmarked no later than March 15, 2016. A $100 cancellation fee per registrant will be charged. No cancellations will be refunded after March 15, 2016.
  • Due to the educational nature of this program, children under the age of 18 are not permitted in the meeting/session room. This policy is established to avoid disruptions during the programming, reduce liability, and help maintain ASCP’s professional learning environment.
Registration Rates
$399 ASCP Members
$449 Non-Members

Space is limited.

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Press Affiliates

ASCP would like to thank the following publications for their support as Press Affiliates for the 2016 ASCP Forum:

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