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Entries for November 2016

New Dues Payment Options – NOW Available!

Great news! MPA now offers monthly and quarterly dues payment options through our website at www.MichiganPharmacists.org/membership. Recurring payment options allow you the flexibility to spread the cost of membership throughout the year, rather than writing one check for renewal each year. MPA is hopeful that this payment flexibility contributes to a strong growth of Michigan pharmacists who have not previously been MPA members.

 

Monthly and quarterly dues payments are only available through www.MichiganPharmacists.org. It’s important to note that all MPA memberships, regardless of payment option, are 12 consecutive month memberships. If you haven’t yet renewed for 2017, and would like to learn more about the new payment options, feel free to contact Mike Wolf, MPA director of membership, at (517) 377-0231 or Mike@MichiganPharmacists.org.

Posted in: Member News
Local Associations – Activity Reports Due Nov. 30!

MPA would like to remind all local associations that the reporting deadline is quickly approaching! Every year, local associations are required to document their activities and submit this report to MPA by Nov. 30 to maintain compliant status and receive dues allocations. Failure to submit documents within a timely manner may result in probation status from the Local Association Development Committee (LADC). Local presidents and secretaries should have received information in September regarding what information still needs to be reported to MPA. If you have any questions, concerns or would like to know what documents your local has already reported, visit www.MichiganPharmacists.org/locals/reporting/2016. For any other questions or concerns, feel free to contact the LADC at LADC@MichiganPharmacists.org.

Posted in: Member News
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Commercial Prescription Drug Plan

As of Oct. 1, 2016, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) has made a Commercial (non-Medicare) Prescription Drug Plan available to participating pharmacies. This change has expanded access to vaccines and immunizations for many patients. To find out more information about how these prescriptions are covered and how to accurately bill these services, visit www.MichiganPharmacists.org/resources/immunizations under “Immunization Billing and Coverage.” Or explore BCBSM’s Frequently Asked Questions document to clarify any other questions or concerns.

Posted in: Member News
Mark Your Calendars – MPA Annual Convention Feb. 24-26, 2017!

MPA’s Annual Convention & Exposition will be held Feb. 24-26, 2017, at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. This is MPA’s premiere event of the season, featuring 21 hours of continuing education credit, practice section luncheons and annual meetings, an annual banquet, exhibit hall and many networking opportunities. Visit the Convention Event page for more information and watch upcoming E-News publications for registration information and an agenda about this once-a-year event!

Posted in: Continuing Education
Registration Now Open: Recap of Pharmacy Policy Changes 2016 Webinar!

Join the Capital Area Pharmacists Association and Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) on Dec. 6 from 7-8:15 p.m. for a webinar recap of pharmacy policy changes in 2016. Presented by Eric Roath, MPA director of professional practice, this webinar will educate participants on changes in the law that have occurred throughout 2016, guidance impacts that influence the practice of pharmacy and recent trends in third party payer policy. This program is designed for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Registration is now open online! Visit the event page here to register, or call MPA directly at (517) 484-1466. Registration is open until Wednesday, Nov. 30 and will be limited to the first 100 participants.

 

If you have any questions or concerns about this program, call Jennifer Crawford, MPA education planning assistant, at (517) 377-0225 or email at Jennifer@MichiganPharmacists.org.

Posted in: Continuing Education
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