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2 hour Law CE on

Opioid Utilization and Lowering Drug Costs

Thursday June 6, 2019  5-7pm

Cisco Brewers

35 Corporate Dr, Pease International Tradeport, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Target Audience:  Accredited for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

4-5pm Registration, exhibitors,  and light refreshments

5pm-6:30 pm Part 1: CMS’ Approach to Combat the Opioid Epidemic 2019

6:30-6:35pm Break

6:35-7:05pm Part 2: Current Topics: CMS’s Role in Lowering Drug Costs

7:05-8pm  Evaluations and networking (Locally brewed craft beer available for purchase and enjoyment at this time)


Speaker Information:  Kelly Valente, PharmD, BCACP, Commander, USPHS; Regional Pharmacist CMS Boston, Division of Medicare   Health Plan Operations


Program Description: This is an ACPE accredited 2-hour Law CE program for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.


2 hours of knowledge based Law CE credits

Pharmacist (ACPE #-#0837-9999-19-119-L03-P)

Pharmacy Technician (ACPE #0837-9999-19-120-L03-T)


Part 1:

1. Describe the opioid crisis and CMS’ approach to combat the opioid epidemic
2. Explain the CMS components of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) including Drug Management Programs
3. Recognize myths regarding these new provisions
4. Review CMS’ updated opioid prescribing monitoring tools

Part 2:
1. Outline American Patients First (APF) Blueprint Initiative
2. Define CMS’s Role within the APF
3.  Identify the Drug Spending Dashboard Tool
4. Review Improvements in the Coverage Gap

Evaluations and Post Test MUST Be Completed on or before FRIDAY JUNE 14th 2019

Instructions - PLEASE READ FIRST

Course Evaluation & Post Test for TECHNICIANS - click here

Instructions - PLEASE READ FIRST

Course Evaluation & Post Test for PHARMACISTS - click here

New Hampshire Pharmacists Association 

373 South Willow Street  D1-1, Suite 165

Manchester, NH 03103


NHPA Mission Statement

The mission of the New Hampshire Pharmacists Association is to promote, enhance, and advance pharmacy practice, in the State of New Hampshire by advocating for the professional interests of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, student pharmacists, and ancillary pharmacy personnel as well as to advocate for the health and welfare of the general public.

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