The Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council celebrating 25 years

The Healthcare Compliance
Packaging Council

RxAdherence 2014 was the singular educational event focusing specifically on patient adherence and compliance-prompting pharmaceutical packaging. This annual conference, a respected industry event for nearly two decades, was co-sponsored by HCPC, Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News, & Packaging Digest.

Agenda

RxAdherence Presentations 2014

7:30 AM

Continental Breakfast (Hamilton Prefunction Area)

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8:30 AM

Opening Remarks (Hamilton 1 and 2)

HCPC Chairman, Ralph Mendoza, Daphne Allen, Editor, Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News, and Walt Berghahn, HCPC Executive Director

8:40 - 9:20 AM

Pharmaceutical Packaging and Supply Chain Safety: Another link in the chain

The HCPC has promoted the concept that supply chain security ends when patients take the appropriate dose that has been safely delivered through the channel. A recent study conducted by pharmaceutical contract packaging and material suppliers, in cooperation with the HCPC, adds further support to this concept. The study examined product stability of three chronic condition pharmaceuticals in a normal use environment, not in pristine unopened containers as required by industry. The resulting data reveals the impact on critical product characteristics when products are packaged in different blister materials, HDPE bottles, and amber pharmacy vials and then repeatedly opened under conditions simulating in-home patient use. Discover which packaging formats provide maximum safety to doses, maintaining product efficacy throughout a typical use cycle. This may be the last link in supply chain security, ensuring the drugs that reach patients are indeed safe and effective.

Walt Berghahn, Executive Director, HCPC

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9:20 - 10:10 AM

Safety Considerations for Product Design, Container Labels and Carton Labeling - the FDA Draft Guidances

The July 2006 Institute of Medicine report on Preventing Medication Errors found that on average a hospital patient is subject to at least one medication error per day, and cited labeling and packaging issues as the cause of 33% of medication errors. This session will review the FDA's draft guidances on strategies to reduce or eliminate medication errors through product design, labels, and labeling.

Irene Z. Chan, PharmD, BCPS, CDR,
U.S. Public Health Service, Associate Director, Division of Medication Error Prevention and Analysis FDA/CDER/OSE/OMEPRM/DMEPA

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10:10 - 10:50 AM

Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Dysfunction

California has identified problems in the distribution of prescription drugs that have resulted in counterfeit, adulterated or outdated medications being identified in the supply chain by unscrupulous providers. These problems and possible solutions will be discussed during this presentation.

Virginia Herold, Executive Officer,
California Board of Pharmacy

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10:50 - 11:20 AM

Networking, Exhibits & Refreshment Break

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11:20 - 12:10 PM

Thrifty White Pharmacy's Medication Adherence Strategies: Healthier Outcomes for Patients

Medication Adherence is playing an important role in keeping our patients healthier. This talk will detail the strategies that Thrifty White Pharmacy is using to increase patient adherence to medications. It will also show the benefits to everyone involved including the patient, pharmacy, provider, PBM, government and manufacture. Details of a study with Virginia Commonwealth University will show how medication adherence will decrease overall expenditures for insurance companies and increase the health of our patients.

Tanya Schmidt, PharmD,RPh,
Central Sites Operations Manager,Thrifty White Drug Stores Inc.

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12:10 - 12:40 PM

Identifying and Overcoming Barriers to Accelerate Spread of Med Sync

Despite the building evidence of the value of the appointment based model, distinct barriers to its widespread implementation still exist. Pharmacy associations and others have worked to identify these barriers and identify the solutions for implementation. Legislative actions and other solutions to overcoming these barriers demonstrate the growing interest in the appointment based model as a solution to increasing patient adherence.

Krystalyn Weaver, PharmD,
Director, Policy & State Relations, National Alliance of State Pharmacy Association

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12:40 - 1:45 PM

The Arrive Dining Room Luncheon

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(Hamilton 1 & 2)

1:45 - 2:25 PM

Medication Synchronization in the Emerging Quality Landscape

The enactment of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act led to a new focus on quality improvement, including incentives for high quality health plans. CMS has initiated substantial quality bonus payments (QBPs) for health insurance companies that administer Medicare Advantage plans based on their Medicare star rating. QBPbased Medicare rebates are awarded to plans achieving a three-star rating or higher according to a sliding scale based on star performance. To capitalize on this new shift in the marketplace, health plans are utilizing a variety of methods to improve patient performance on adherence metrics. Formularies, clinical strategies, network contracts, marketing/promotions are all being aligned with star measures strategies. Health plans are also leveraging their network pharmacies, such that for some plans network pharmacies are judged according to their performance on PQA adherence and safety measures. This presentation will review how health plans and network pharmacies are working together to improve patient adherence including the Appointment Based Model (ABM) of medication synchronization, as pharmacists assume medication adherence as one of their core competencies.

Samuel F. Stolpe, PharmD,
Associate Director of Quality Initiatives, Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA)

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2:25 - 3:10 PM

Driving Awareness of the Walmart® Compliance Pack Program

Did you know that up to 50% of people forget to take their medication as prescribed? Compliance packs have been proven to help patients remember their doses. Now Walmart is helping their customers not miss another dose through the launch of the Walmart Compliance Pack Program. A recent clinical study found that patients using compliance packs refilled their prescriptions five days sooner and stayed on their medication 22 days longer. Walmart wants to expand this adherence success rate through the Walmart Compliance Pack Program. In this presentation, you will hear Walmart's commitment to improving patient adherence and learn how this Walmart program is designed to raise awareness of compliance packs with physicians and patients to drive greater uptake.

Ken Begasse, Jr., Founder and CEO, Concentric Health Experience
Ross Quinn, Managing Partner, Director of Customer Integration Concentric Health Experience

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3:10 - 3:30 PM

Networking, Exhibits & Refreshment Break

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3:30 - 4:00 PM

HCPC COMPLIANCE PACKAGE OF THE YEAR AWARDS CEREMONY & PRESENTATION OF WINNING PACKAGES

4:00 - 4:45 PM

Industry Perspective Panel

Join our industry experts as they collaborate on the effective methods of improving patient adherence based on their knowledge and experience in the field. Understand what it is to be a pharmacist on the front line of patient adherence with unique challenges, opportunities and a wish list for improving patient adherence.

Moderator:
Daphne Allen, Editor, Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News

Panelists:
Tanya Schmidt, PharmD, RPh Central States Operations Manager, Thrifty White
Samuel F. Stolpe, PharmD, Associate Director of Quality Initiatives, Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA)
Krystalyn Weaver, PharmD, Director, Policy & State Relations, National Alliance of State Pharmacy Association
Ken Begasse, Jr., Founder and CEO, Concentric Health Experience
Ross Quinn, Managing Partner, Director of Customer Integration Concentric Health Experience

4:45 PMClosing Remarks

* Agenda is subject to change.


 

 



 
* Agenda subject to change.