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Maine Pharmacy Association

DHHS shared guidance documents for e-prescribing and opioid dispensing

DHHS shared guidance documents for e-prescribing and opioid dispensing.  Notably, “A pharmacist is NOT required to verify that a practitioner has a waiver of the requirement to electronically prescribe…” To review the official documents, please click on the links below. Electronic-Prescribing-Clarifications Opioid Dispensing Clarification    

E-Prescribing Grace Period Notice and Chapter 488 User Guide

The deadline for mandatory e-prescribing of opioids was rapidly approaching on July 1st. However, the State sent the following communication announcing a 31 day grace period for enforcement of the penalties for violating the e-prescribing provision.  This is good news and will give prescribers and dispensers a little more time to prepare. DHHS provided material on other provisions in Chapter […]

2017 Scholarship Golf Scramble

Join us for our 2017 Scholarship Golf Scramble ! Where: Val Halla Country Club When: Saturday, August 12, 2017 Shotgun start 1pm Includes 18 holes of golf on a championship course, golf cart, BBQ dinner at Rachel’s on the Green! Cost: Single Golfer: $110.00 Foursome: $400.00 Dinner Only: $35.00 Corporate or personal hole sponsorship: $75 […]

Pharmacists from across Maine convene in Augusta to advocate for profession and patients

Pharmacists and pharmacy students from across the state convened in Augusta on May 30th to advocate for LD 572.   Update: Senate passes LD 572; now on to the House!  LD 572 specifies in statute that the “Practice of Pharmacy” is “the provision of health care services” and that “Pharmacists” are “providers of health care services”. […]

LD6 and LD44 Are Successfully Moving Through the Legislative Process

Good news!!  Two bills, LD 6, an “An Act to Prohibit Insurance Carriers from Retroactively Reducing Payment on Clean Claims Submitted by Pharmacies” and LD 455, “An Act Relating to the Provision of Smoking Cessation Services by Pharmacists” are moving through the legislature process. LD 6, an “An Act to Prohibit Insurance Carriers from Retroactively Reducing Payment on […]

Archive for January, 2015

Credits will appear on the CPE Monitor by April 22, 2015.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Traditional Programming

8:30am:  Immunization Update 2015: Kenneth “Mac” McCall, PharmD

11:00am: Diabetes Update: Sarah Martin, PhD

1:00pm: Antipsychotics:  Devon Sherwood, PharmD, BCPP

2:30pm: Alzheimer’s Therapy:  Cassandra White, PharmD, BCAP

3:30pm: Novel Anticoagulants, Deb Sturpe, PharmD, MA, BCPS

Immunization Training

8:30am: Immunization Update 2015:  Kenneth “Mac” McCall, PharmD

11:00am:  Immunization Training:    Kenneth “Mac” McCall

 

Saturday, March 21, 2015

8:00am: AHA Cholesterol:  Timothy Gladwell, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP

9:00am:  JNC 8 Hypertension:  Timothy Gladwell, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP

10:30am: Veterinary Pharmacy:   Cory Theberge, PhD

1:00pm: Federal Law Update:   Joe Bruno, R.Ph., MBA

2:00pm:  Ocular Disorders:  Evan Williams, PharmD, BCPS

3:15pm: NASPA Self Care Competition:  Round 1:  Round 2:  Final Round  Eric Jarvi, Ph.D.

 

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Traditional Programming

9:00 am: Prescription Drug Diversion:  Part 1:  Christian Teter, PharmD &  Part 2:  Kenneth “Mac” McCall, PharmD

11:00am: Medication Reconciliation:   Leslie Ochs, PharmD, PhD, BCPS

CPR Training

8:30 am: CPR Training/Certification:  Jane Jarvi, Ed.D

 

On January 28th, 2015​, the federal provider status legislation was reintroduced in the House of Representatives. The bill – introduced by Reps. Brett Guthrie (R-KY), G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), Todd Young (R-IN), and Ron Kind (D-WI) – is called the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act H.R. 592. Similar to 2014’s, H.R. 4190, the provisions will provide access to pharmacist provided patient care services to patients in medically underserved communities. This bill and its forthcoming companion bill in the Senate is the key priority for the Patient Access to Pharmacists’ Care Coalition (PAPCC), which Maine Pharmacy Association, participates in through the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations. Click here to view the press release from the American Pharmacists Association.​