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Part D, Drug Disposal, Drug Review: Issues and Concerns

April 25, 2017
2:00 – 3:00 pm ET

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Webinar Description

When patients in hospice need medications for medical conditions not related to the terminal condition, hospices continue to experience payment issues with Part D plans. This Webinar will examine the complicated relationship between hospices and Part D plans as well as highlight CMS concerns and guidance. In addition, faculty will discuss disposal requirements for controlled substances issued by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in light of the current opioid epidemic. Finally, participants will gain insight into drug review strategies and how to appropriately discontinue drugs providing no benefit to hospice patients.

Webinar Objectives

At the completion of this Webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss ways to enhance hospice and Part D plan relationships
  • Describe DEA disposal requirements for controlled substances and how this impacts hospice providers
  • Identify strategies for the discontinuation of unnecessary drugs for hospice patients

Jason Kimbrel, RPh, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Jason Kimbrel is the current National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) - NCHPP Pharmacist Section Leader and Vice President of Operations and Clinical for Optum Hospice Pharmacy Services. He graduated with his Doctorate in Pharmacy from Ohio Northern University and completed his American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Pharmacy Practice and Patient/Medication Safety Residency with OhioHealth in Columbus, Ohio. While at OhioHealth, he contributed to practices that won the first ever ASHP award for excellence in Medication-Use Safety, as well as, the 2004 Best Practices Award in Health-System Pharmacy. Jason has experience working in the ambulatory care, general inpatient, and hospice and palliative care settings directly with nurses, physicians and patients. Dr. Kimbrel is a member of NHPCO, the Midwest Care alliance (MCA), and multiple pharmacy organizations including the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP). Dr. Kimbrel currently serves on the NHPCO Relatedness Committee and is past member of the Professional Education Committee. He is an assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at Ohio Northern University College of Pharmacy, and a residency and student preceptor at The Ohio State University.

Judi Lund Person, MPH, CHC

Judi Lund Person has been the Vice President, Regulatory and Compliance for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization since July 2002. Prior to joining the team at NHPCO, she served for 22 years as the President and CEO of The Carolinas Center for Hospice and End of Life Care. A recognized national leader in the field of hospice and end-of-life care, Lund Person works with hospice providers on regulatory and compliance issues, audits, and fraud and abuse in hospice. Lund Person spearheaded the creation and launch of NHPCO’s Quality Partners, a national initiative designed to build organizational excellence and improve hospice and palliative care delivery and outcomes. Lund Person lends her regulatory expertise as a key contact with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Food and Drug Administration, Drug Enforcement Administration, and many other federal agencies. She also represents hospice and palliative care with many national organizations, including the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care. She graduated with honors with a BA degree in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Masters degree in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is also a certified compliance professional (CHC).

Nurse: NHPCO is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

NHPCO designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 contact hours. Nurses should claim only the contact hours commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Accredited status by ANCC refers only to continuing nursing education and does not imply endorsement of any commercial product discussed in conjunction with this activity.

Physician: The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NHPCO designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Certificate of Participation for Non-physician Healthcare Professionals: For participants* whose disciplines are other than counselor, nurse and physician, you may request a Certificate of Participation for Non-physician Healthcare Professionals to submit to your accrediting bodies/licensing boards for continuing education credit. This certificate will indicate the Webinar was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. It is the responsibility of participants to submit the certificates to their accrediting bodies/licensing boards for approval. Unfortunately, NHPCO cannot guarantee its acceptance. To receive this certificate, you must complete all CE/CME requirements and indicate your desire to receive this certificate on the evaluation form.

*including bereavement professionals, finance professionals, physician assistants, social workers, spiritual care givers, etc.

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