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Friday, March 23 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
FR23 | Reducing Re-Hospitalizations Through Pharmacist-Physician Collaboration (ASCP/AMDA Joint Session)

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Safe medication management in the vulnerable senior population and the avoidance of preventable medication errors during care transitions are building blocks of value-based care. Consultant pharmacists and medical directors are vital players in improving medication safety practices during these transitions to improve quality, reduce adverse drug events, prevent re-hospitalizations, and increase patient satisfaction. Join ASCP and AMDA leadership as they discuss how recent regulatory and legislative efforts affect transitions of care, how medications contribute to rehospitalizations, and how a collaborative effort between the medical director, consultant pharmacist, and facility staff can avoid readmissions. .

Learning Objectives:
(1) Explain how the Impact Act and Mega-Rule affect transitions of care.
(2) Describe potential financial penalties for skilled nursing facilities.
(3) Describe how medications contribute to the frequency of re-hospitalizations.
(4) Discuss how pharmacists, physicians, and other facility team members can collaborate to reduce hospital re-admissions.

avatar for Cari Levy, MD, PhD, CMD

Cari Levy, MD, PhD, CMD

Cari Levy, MD, PhD, CMD, is a geriatrician and Certified Medical Director with board certification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She began serving as a nursing home medical director in 2003 and as Director of Palliative Care at the Denver Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center... Read More →
avatar for Lori Aronson, NHA, MBA

Lori Aronson, NHA, MBA

Lori Aronson, NHA, MBA, is a healthcare executive with over 20 years of leadership experience. She currently serves as a Vice President with the Lumeris Advisory Solutions team, a technology enabled services organization who serves as a long-term operating partner for organizations... Read More →
avatar for Chad Worz, PharmD

Chad Worz, PharmD

Chad Worz, PharmD, received his Bachelors of Science and PharmD from the University of Cincinnati in 1996 and 1998, respectively. He developed an innovative clinical practice in the long-term care setting in Ohio and directed the pharmacy practice of a regional, independent pharmacy... Read More →
avatar for Marylee Grosso, RPh

Marylee Grosso, RPh

Marylee Grosso, BSPharm, RPh, PD, FASCP, is Managing Partner for HealthCare Consults, LLC an independent consulting company providing services to the LTPAC sector. Marylee’s expertise is in the many challenging LTPAC areas such as pharmacy relationship and management, medication... Read More →

Friday March 23, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
Austin 4-6
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