The health care landscape is rapidly changing, making it daunting to keep up with the latest guidelines and incorporate metrics into your practice. The 2017 ASCP Forum provides cutting-edge information from a national perspective that helps you navigate and prioritize initiatives on a local level.

  • Hear from the source: 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.
  • Discover which billing codes you can utilize to directly bill a patient’s medical coverage under your own pharmacist’s National Provider Identifier.

Get a front-row seat with industry trailblazers affecting LTPAC pharmacy today, including our keynote speaker, Congressman Buddy Carter, a former ASCP member and long-term care pharmacy operator, who will offer his perspective on the health care landscape.

Don’t underestimate the power of networking. The 2017 Forum is a national meeting with a unique and intimate setting for making new contacts and partners.


Wednesday, May 3

    Thursday, May 4



      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) credits, participants must attend Day 2 (May 4, 2017) of the Forum in its entirety and complete the evaluation on the ASCP Learning center by June 18, 2017. No partial credits 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 NABP e-Profile ID and date of birth (in MMDD format) on their member or guest profile of the ASCP Website.

      Activity Type: Application-based
      ACPE UAN: 0203-0000-17-010-L04-P
      Contact Hours: 5.25

      Learning Objectives:

      1. Summarize and examine the IMPACT Act, and learn how to apply metrics to evaluate clinical outcomes resulting from the work that is performed.
      2. Identify opportunities to connect medication reconciliation with post acute care transitions, and learn how quality measures are developed to ensure this intersection of data collection is assessed appropriately.
      3. Examine the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs), discuss the work these organizations are doing to improve medication safety in transitions of care, and learn how this work affects pharmacy practice.
      4. Explore opportunities for pharmacists to utilize medication reconciliation and medication optimization during transitions of care in order to bill for these essential clinical services.
      5. Examine intricacies involved in care transitions, and recognize ways to ensure patient retention and satisfaction during these processes.
      6. Retrospectively construct profitability pathways in your pharmacy practice and differentiate between volume-based and clinically-based patient care.
      7. Describe the impact of Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine-Clinical Terms (SNOMED-CT) codes and value sets on clinical pharmacy practice.
      8. Identify steps to effectively document and bill for services at your pharmacy practice site.