Legislative Day Live CPE Info

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Full CPE Information is available below. You must view all sessions to receive CPE credit.

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. 
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. 
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.  
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. 

CPE Information

How to obtain CPE

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 January 29, 2020. 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.