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Minnesota Pharmacy Legislative Day Sessions

8:15 a.m.
Welcome & Announcements

Michelle Aytay, RPh, CDE, Region #21 Clinical Services, Walgreens Co., MPhA President
Rachel Root, PharmD, MS, BCPS, Pharmacy Manager, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, MSHP President

Morning Sessions

8:30 a.m.
Minnesota Pharmacy Advocacy Agenda: Harnessing Your Power as a Key Contact

Rachel Root, PharmD, MS, BCPS, Pharmacy Manager, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, MSHP President
Jill Strykowski, MS RPh BCPS, Director of Pharmacy, Mercy & Unity Hospitals, Allina Health, PATF Co-Chairs
Pamela Phelps, Pharm.D., FASHP, System Director, Clinical Services, Fairview Health Services
John Pastor III, PharmD, FASHP, Director of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota Health, MSHP Public Policy Committee Co-Chairs
Jeff Lindoo, RPh Thrifty White retired
Julie Freeman, PharmD, Cub Foods, MPhA Public Affairs Co-Chairs
Buck Humphrey, PATF Lobbyist

This session will provide information on pharmacy related issues that are active or likely to be active in the 2018 Minnesota Legislature, details on the impact legislation will have on pharmacy practice and how

After participating in this session, attendees should be able to:

  • List the MPhA, MSHP and Pharmacy Advocacy Task Force's 2018 legislative initiatives, describe for each initiative the present and future process it will need to go through toward passage, and explain what action is desired for legislator visits.

9:45 a.m.
Medicaid Overview and Role in US Healthcare

Sara Drake, RPh, MPH, MBA, Principal, Mercer (Invited)

"Overview of the laws, rules and regulations that govern Medicaid including the financing of prescription drugs through Medicaid. Discussion of the future of Medicaid and ongoing federal policy considerations. "

After participating in this session, attendees should be able to:

  • Discuss who is eligible for Medicaid programs and what services are covered.
  • Describe the Federal and State roles and how the programs are funded.
  • Explain how federal changes could impact states and Medicaid enrollees.

11:00 a.m.
Roundtable Briefings

After participating in the roundtable session, attendees should be able to:

  • List the key pharmacy issues being discussed in Minnesota.
  • Explain key talking points for three issues.
  • Create one action item for your professional and/or practice development based on the key talking points learned.

Evening Sessions

5:30 p.m.
Welcome & Announcements

Michelle Aytay, RPh, CDE, Region #21 Clinical Services, Walgreens Co. MPhA President

5:45 p.m.
Program: Visit Experience Sharing

Rachel Root, PharmD, MS, BCPS, Pharmacy Manager, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, MSHP President
Molly Ekstrand, RPh, BCACP, AE-C, Medication Management Program Manager, Park Nicollet Health Services, MPhA Immediate Past President

6:15 p.m.
Program: Minnesota Legislative Panel: What's on the Horizon?

Steve Schondelmeyer, PharmD, PhD, CMC Endowed Chair, Professor & Head, Department of Pharmaceutical and Health System, University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, Moderator, Legislators TBD and Invited

After participating in this session, attendees should be able to:

  • List the major health-related initiatives being considered by the Minnesota legislature, explain the legislative process and create one action item for advocacy to advance practice.

7:00 p.m.
Program: Reforming Healthcare Reform: The Schondelmeyer Report

Steve Schondelmeyer, PharmD, PhD, CMC Endowed Chair, Professor & Head, Department of Pharmaceutical and Health System, University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy

After participating in this session, attendees should be able to:

  • List the major changes being proposed by the new administration and Congress to the Affordable Care Act, describe the potential impact of those changes to healthcare in Minnesota, and list likely milestones for implementing these changes.

7:30 p.m.
Minnesota Board of Pharmacy: Issue Update

Cody Wiberg, PharmD, MS, RPh, Executive Director, Minnesota Board of Pharmacy

After participating in this session, attendees should be able to:

  • List the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy's 2018 legislative initiatives, describe the reasoning for each initiative and the process it will need to go through toward passage, and explain other key issues the Board intends to address in the coming year.

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