At the end of this activity, participants should be able to describe the role of pharmacists in managed care plans; discuss the role of quality ratings systems in managed care pharmacy; and explain some of the unique characteristics of Medicare Part D as compared to commercial drug plans.
This continuing education activity was designed specifically for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.
Kim Moon, Pharm.D., clinical pharmacist, pharmacy services Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Troy, Mich.
Directions to View Activity and Receive Credit
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Continuing Education Credit
Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Universal Activity #0112-0000-14-230-H04-T; 1.0 contact hour; Initial Release Date: 12/4/14; Expiration Date: 12/4/17
This activity is structured to meet knowledge-based educational needs. A knowledge-based activity acquires factual knowledge. Information in knowledge-based activities is based on evidence as accepted in the literature by the health care professions. Pharmacy continuing education (PCE) credit will be earned based on participation in this activity.
Participants must complete an activity evaluation and posttest questions with a passing score of 70 percent or greater. Upon completing and a passing grade, participants will receive pharmacy continuing education (PCE) credit through CPE Monitor, a national, collaborative effort by ACPE and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) to provide an electronic system for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to track their completed PCE credits. Michigan Pharmacists Association, as an ACPE-accredited provider, is required to report pharmacist and pharmacy technician PCE credit using this tracking system. Pharmacist and pharmacy technician participants must provide their NABP e-Profile identification number and date of birth (in MMDD format) when they complete activity evaluations. It will be the responsibility of the participant to provide the correct information. If this information is not correctly provided, NABP and ACPE prohibit MPA from issuing CPE credit. Online access to their inventory of completed credits will allow pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to easily monitor their compliance with CPE requirements and print statements of credit. Therefore, MPA will not provide printed statements of credit to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Partial credit will not be awarded. If you have yet to sign up for CPE Monitor, go to MyCPEMonitor.net.
The presenter has indicated that she does not have any conflicts of interest, nor does she have financial relationships with a commercial interest, related to this activity.
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For questions regarding continuing education, please contact MPA Education Planning Assistant, Jennifer Crawford, at (517) 377-0225 or at Jennifer@MichiganPharmacists.org.