Legislative Day Agenda & CPE Info

Embassy Suites, Downtown Des Moines

8:00–9:00 am: Registration at Embassy Suites

9:00–10:00 am: Welcome & Legislative Briefing

IPA’s advocacy team will provide an overview on the issues that IPA members should discuss with their legislators at the Capitol.

10:00–10:20 am: IPA’s Good Government Award Presentation

IPA will award an Iowa legislator who has worked strongly on behalf of pharmacy and healthcare issues with its annual ‘Good Government Award.’
Iowa State Capitol Building

10:30 am–1:00 pm: Capitol Visits & Lunch

Attendees will travel by bus to the Iowa state capital to meet with their state senator and state representative. Box lunches available in the capitol rotunda.
**All attendees are encouraged to contact their legislators in advance to schedule a meeting and/or lunch during this time block. Pharmacist mentors will be introduced to form small groups prior to departing. 
For Student Pharmacists:

10:30 – 11:30: Young Legislator Forum and Lunch
Rep. Joe Mitchell (R-Wayland) and Sen. Zach Wahls (D-Coralville) will discuss their experience deciding to run for the Iowa legislature and the importance of civic engagement for young professionals.

11:30 – 1:00: Capitol Visits & Lunch
Student pharmacist attendees will travel by bus to the Iowa state capital to meet with their state senator and state representative. Pharmacist attendees will be available in the rotunda to serve as guides throughout the process. 

1:15 pm: IPA Group Photo

Meet at the stairs of the Capitol rotunda for a group picture. Photo taken at 1:15 sharp – please arrive five minutes early. White coats encouraged.
Embassy Suites, Downtown Des Moines

1:45–4:30 pm: Pharmacy Law CPE

Full CPE Information is available below. Times subject to change. You must attend all sessions to receive CPE credit.
1:45-2:15 pm: What’s the Status of Provider Status?  
Casey Ficek, JD, IPA Director of Public Affairs
Matt Pitlick, PharmD, BCPS, IPA Executive Fellow

Through the use of collaborative practice agreements, pharmacists and physicians across the state are partnering to utilize pharmacists as valued members of the healthcare team. IPA has convened a panel of experts to discuss how they are utilizing collaborative practice agreements to innovate their practice. 
2:15-2:45 pm: Pharmacist Legislator Panel
Rep. John Forbes (D-Urbandale)
Sen. Tom Greene (R-Burlington)

Hear from a panel of state legislators as they discuss the 2019 session and potential legislation involving healthcare and pharmacy issues. 
3:00-3:45 pm: PBMs: Recent State and Federal Action 
Anne Cassity, JD, NCPA Vice President, Federal and State Government Affairs
With recent mergers, the Trump administration’s goal to lower drug prices, and investigations of spread pricing in several state Medicaid programs, the scrutiny of pharmacy’s “middle men” is louder than ever. Anne Cassity of NCPA will provide an overview of the regulatory activity occurring in states across the country and at the federal level.  
3:45-4:30 pm: Iowa Medicaid Update 
Mike Randol, Iowa Medicaid Director

Following privatization in 2015, Iowa’s Medicaid program has been a constant source of discussion for legislators and the public. Director Mike Randol will give an update regarding the current state of Iowa’s Medicaid program and what changes he sees in store for the future. 

4:30–6:30 pm: Legislator Reception

All IPPAC donors are invited to attend and speak one-on-one with legislators about IPA’s top legislative priorities and pharmacists’ role in caring for Iowans.  

If you have not yet donated to IPPAC in 2018-2019, a suggested donation of $50 ($20 for student pharmacists) can be made HERE or at the registration table.

CPE Information

Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion pharmacists and pharmacy technicians should be able to:
  1. Compare and contrast pharmacist provider status at the state level versus the national level.
  2. Discuss the implications of pharmacist provider status in today's healthcare landscape.
  3. Describe the utilization of collaborative practice agreements in today's contemporary healthcare system.
  4. Discuss the current legislative and regulatory activity impacting PBMs in Iowa.
  5. Describe how recent mergers and investigations of spread pricing in state Medicaid programs could affect pharmacy practice in Iowa.
  6. Describe how federal legislative and regulatory changes may affect PBM activities.
  7. Describe the current state of the Iowa Medicaid program including future changes.
  8. Identify key areas where the pharmacy profession can be utilized to improve the care for Iowa Medicaid beneficiaries.
  9. Identify different healthcare related legislative priorities for the state of Iowa in 2019.
  10. Discuss different methods the pharmacy profession can utilize to impact 2019 legislation in Iowa.

Continuing Education Credit
Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians
Universal Activity Number (UAN):
0.25 CEUs/2.5 Hrs.

CEI is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  

To obtain 2.5 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit (0.25 CEUs), participants must participate in the live activity, and logon to the CEI website to complete the exam* and evaluation by February 28, 2019. Once successfully completed, click the Submit button and your CPE credits will be transmitted to CPE Monitor. The CPE Statement of Credit can then be accessed on CPE Monitor, www.MyCPEMonitor.net.