Integrating Pharmacists into Primary Care

 SCPhA’s Integrating Pharmacists into Primary Care (IPPC) certificate training program (1st Edition) is designed to help prepare pharmacists to collaborate with medical practices. The curriculum is a combination of clinical and business concepts essential to providing high quality sustainable services as part of an interdisciplinary team.  Participants can choose from two options.  Option 1 is online, self-paced, and provides the basic knowledge to be successful. Option 2 expands upon the training in option 1 by providing an opportunity to practice applying the knowledge and skills once the online portion is completed.  Option 2 includes a live session that is added to the online and self-paced portion.  Those that complete Option 2 successfully may be eligible for a pilot program position.  All available scholarship funds have been utilized and we can no longer off the discounted price until the next grant year.  If you are interested in being added to a waiting list, please click HERE.  We will contact you when the discounted price is available.

Option 1: Home-Study

Option 2: Home-Study + Live Session

Pilot Program

  1. Chronic Disease State Reviews (11.5 CEUs)
  2. Team-Based Care Principles (4 CEUs)
  3. Sustainability (4.5 CEUs)
 
  1. Everything in Option 1
  2. Structured skills assessment and feedback (4 CEUs) on:
    1. Conducting patient visits and developing a plan
    2. Interacting with practice staff
    3. Billing and documentation activities
    4. Determining value and impact scenarios

The Pilot Program provides a brief window of opportunity for a pharmacist to demonstrate their value to the team with minimal financial risk to the pharmacist, pharmacy or clinic.    

 

Check back in April for more information on the requirements, application, and approval process!

 

Cost

 

Option 1: Home-Study

Option 2: Home-Study + Live Session

Value

$999

$1399

Discounted Price for Members*

$249

$199

Discounted Price for Non-Members*

$399

$349

 

*We are able to offer the discounted price for a limited time due to a grant with the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control.  We will continue to offer the discounted price as funds allow.

Option 1: Home-Study

Chronic Disease State Reviews (11.5 CEUs)

The Pharmacist’s Role in Managing Certain Cardiovascular Disorders

B. Blake Miller, PharmD, BCPS

  1. Recall current guidelines for the management of heart failure, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and anticoagulation.
  2. Distinguish between current pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment recommendations for heart failure, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and anticoagulation. 
  3. When given a patient case, determine the most appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment options for heart failure, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and anticoagulation when presented with a patient case. 
  4. Summarize how heart failure, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and anticoagulation is best assessed in the primary care setting by a pharmacist. 
  5. Describe how pharmacists can play an integral role on an interprofessional care team in the management of heart failure, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and anticoagulation.

Pharmacist’s Role in Managing Endocrine Disorders

Kayce M. Shealy, PharmD, BCPS, CDCES

  1.  Identify guidelines for the endocrine-associated medical conditions. 
  2. Identify treatment options for endocrine-associated medical conditions, including diabetes and osteoporosis. 
  3. Recommend initial therapy for endocrine-associated medical conditions. 
  4. Develop a patient-centered treatment plan for endocrine-associated medical conditions, including diabetes and osteoporosis.

Pharmacist’s Role in Managing Mental Health Disorders

Jordan C. Cooler, PharmD, BCPP

  1. Identify clinical features of common psychiatric disorders. 
  2. Differentiate between treatment options for common psychiatric disorders with regards to side effects, drug interactions, place in therapy, and patient education. 
  3. Compare and contrast advantages and disadvantages for pharmacotherapeutic treatment options for common psychiatric disorders. 
  4. Design a treatment plan using the Patient-Centered Care Process for a patient with specific factors.

Pharmacist’s Role in Managing Respiratory Disorders

Eileen D. Ward, PharmD, BCACP, TTS

  1. Identify common features of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). 
  2. Select an appropriate evidence-based treatment plan for the management of asthma, COPD, and nicotine dependence based on patient-specific factors.
  3. Compare and contrast different inhaler devices and appropriate use techniques. 
  4. Identify opportunities for pharmacist intervention in primary care to assist in the management and patient education of asthma, COPD, and nicotine dependence.

Pharmacist’s Role in Medication Optimization

Kristin Zimmerman, PharmD, BCGP, BCACP

  1. Describe the impact of polypharmacy and polymedicine on healthcare outcomes. 
  2. Summarize examples of successful deprescribing strategies. 
  3. Utilize tools and resources to identify potentially inappropriate medications (PIMS). 
  4. Apply the deprescribing "protocol" to PIMS. 
  5. Consider how you might practically implement these strategies into your practice.

 

Team-Based Care Principles (4 CEUs)

Interprofessional Collaboration Basics

Michelle Thomas, PharmD, BCACP, CDE, FAPhA

  1. Justify interprofessional relationship change between pharmacists and providers. 
  2. Identify crucial challenges to cultivate collaboration. 
  3. List steps pharmacists can take toward team formation and strengthening. 
  4. Describe communication principles essential to teamwork for pharmacists in primary care. 
  5. Outline key pharmacist responsibilities in establishing effective interprofessional teamwork.

Build Your Brand, Own Your Value: Translate your pharmacy skills to lasting success inside the primary care setting

Ashlee Klevens Hayes, PharmD, MHA

  1. Discuss the current career ecosystem in pharmacy. 
  2. Discuss strategies on how to create and build an authentic personal brand that can support you standing out as an expert in your industry. 
  3. Review 5 steps on how to show your value inside the primary care providers (PCP) office.

 

Primary Care Practice Integration for Pharmacists

Stephanie White, PharmD, BCACP

  1. Understand the workflow of a physician's primary care office. 
  2. Understand how to effectively schedule patient visits. 
  3. Understand the benefits of utilizing the provider's electronic health record. 
  4. Understand how to incorporate referrals into patient visits.  
  5. Understand when to share a visit with a provider on the same day.

 

Sustainability of Integrating Pharmacists into Primary Care (4.5 CEUs)

Billing and Documentation for Pharmacists

Taylor Evans Meyers, PharmD

  1. Develop a basic understanding of current billing opportunities in primary care. 
  2. Review billing codes and documentation requirements for billing opportunities. 
  3. Understand "incident-to" rules for physician office services. 
  4. Understand how a pharmacist implements these services.

Overview of Primary Care Practice Model Changes and Value Based Care

Brian Zeigler, PharmD, MBA

  1. Describe the difference between fee-for-service and value-based care. 
  2. Describe the changing landscape of primary care medical practice and reimbursement models for primary care providers. 
  3. Identify how healthcare quality metrics are driving primary care value-based reimbursement. 
  4. Identify the different practice and payment models currently in place in South Carolina primary care settings.

Determining Your Value

Patricia H. Fabel, PharmD, BCPS

  1. Summarize the impact pharmacists have on the Quadruple Aim. 
  2. Determine the metrics a pharmacist should track in order to demonstrate value. 
  3. Explain how the data gathered can be used to illustrate the pharmacist's value.

Option 2: Home-Study + Live Session

Check back in February for specific information about and dates for the live skills assessment!

Signed up for Option 1 and now want to take the live session? No problem!  Please reach out to Cecily DiPiro at [email protected]

Questions about the program? Please contact Cecily DiPiro at [email protected]

Integrating Pharmacists into Primary Care was developed by the South Carolina Pharmacy Association through a grant from the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control. Copyright © 2020 South Carolina Pharmacy Association.

Accreditation Information

This Certificate program with UAN: 0171-20-001-CP offers 20 Contact hours or 2 CEUS with the below programs associated with the Certificate:

0171-0000-20-064-H01-P Pharmacist's Role in Managing Cardiovascular Disorders

0171-0000-20-065-H01-P Pharmacist's Role in Managing Endocrine Disorders

0171-0000-20-066-H01-P Pharmacist's Role in Managing Mental Health Disorders

0171-0000-20-067-H01-P Pharmacist's Role in Managing Respiratory Disorders

0171-0000-20-068-H01-P Pharmacist's Role in Medication Optimization

0171-0000-20-069-H04-P Basics of Providing Interprofessional Care

0171-0000-20-070-H04-P Promoting Your Value

0171-0000-20-071-H04-P Primary Care Practice Logistics for Pharmacists

0171-0000-20-072-H04-P Incident-To Billing and Documentation for Pharmacists

0171-0000-20-073-H04-P Overview of Quality Metrics and Health Care Payment Models

0171-0000-20-074-H04-P Determining Your Value