Make Plans to Attend MSCP Programming at the Annual Convention & Exposition
posted: 02/18/2011

MSCP is sponsoring a number of programs at the upcoming MPA Annual Convention & Exposition, Feb. 25-27 at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. Consider attending the following programs to learn about topics relevant to your practice. In addition, MSCP will hold its annual meeting and luncheon on Saturday, Feb. 26. To view a complete list of educational programming, visit the MPA Web site.

Friday, Feb. 25, 3-4:20 p.m.
BCBSM Pharmacy Audits (Marquette A-B, Level 5)
1.3 contact hours
David Keener, R.Ph., MA, manager, utilization review, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Ferndale, Mich.
At the end of this presentation, participants should be able to clarify the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) pharmacy audit process; review BCBSM pharmacy contract guidelines; review BCBSM pharmacy audit findings and trends; and explain the definition of an acceptable signature on a prescription.

Saturday, Feb. 26, 10:30-11:50 a.m.
Federal Fraud and Drug Diversion Investigations: What Pharmacists Should Know (Marquette A-B, Level 5)
1.3 contact hours
Raymond E. Beckering, assisting United States attorney, health care fraud coordinator, Western District of Michigan, Grand Rapids, Mich.
At the end of this presentation, participants should be able to discuss how the role of pharmacies and pharmacists are viewed in drug diversion investigations; discuss how the role of pharmacies and pharmacists are viewed in health care fraud investigations; discuss various schemes that are used in health care fraud; and discuss what actions the pharmacist should take when health care fraud or drug diversion is suspected. This program meets pharmacy law requirements for certified pharmacy technicians and may meet fraud, waste and abuse compliance training requirements for the Medicare Part D program.

Saturday, Feb. 26, noon-1:20 p.m.
MSCP Annual Meeting and Luncheon (Richard A-B, Level 5)
Ticket is required. Pre-registration is necessary. Onsite registrations for this luncheon will not be accepted.

Saturday, Feb. 26, 4:30-5:50 p.m.
E-prescribing: The Good, the Bad and the Future - A Workshop Dedicated to Improving Patient Care (Brule A-B, Level 5)
1.3 contact hours
Moderator: Thomas Taylor, Ph.D., associate professor department of pharmacy practice, Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Detroit, Mich; Terrisca Des Jardins, MHSA, vice president of strategic partnerships and initiatives, my1HIE, Bingham Farms, Mich.; Thomas L. Lauzon, executive vice president and CIO, Health Plan of Michigan, Detroit, Mich.; and Christopher T. Beal, DO, St. Johns Internal Medicine, PC, St. Johns, Mich.
At the end of this presentation, participants should be able to discuss various processes used to integrate e-prescribing into medical practice and the effects of these processes on medication safety; name four tactics that pharmacists and/or pharmacy technicians could use to improve the e-prescribing process within their practice site; and describe a state-wide initiative that would improve the overall safety of e-prescribing.

Sunday, Feb. 27, 8-9:20 a.m. (joint with MSPT) Driving E-prescribing Quality: A Dialogue Between Practicing Pharmacists and Technology Implementers (Ambassador Ballroom 2, Level 3)
1.3 contact hours
Ken Whittemore, Jr., R.Ph., MBA, senior vice president, regulatory affairs, Surescripts, Arlington, VA; Ajit Dhavle, director of clinical quality, Surescripts, Arlington, VA; and Rosalie M. Baran, R.Ph., assistant professor of pharmacy practice, Ferris State University College of Pharmacy, Haslett, Mich.
At the end of this presentation, participants should be able to describe the current state of e-prescribing adoption and implementation, both nationally and with respect to the state of Michigan; list three initiatives that the health information technology industry is pursuing to improve the quality of e-prescribing messages; and explain two ways that practicing pharmacists can assist in improving e-prescribing processes.


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