Available Until 10/24/2026

Developing High-Cost Therapies Stewardship Policies

Planned in cooperation with the ASHP Section of Clinical Specialists & Scientists - Clinical Leadership Section Advisory Group

ACPE Activity Number: 0204-0000-23-163-H04-P
Release Date:  10/24/2023
Expiration Date: 10/24/2026
Activity Type: Knowledge-based 
CE Credits:  1.0 contact hour, (0.10 CEUs)
Activity Fee: Member – Free / Non-Member – Not Available 

This activity is a recording from a live webinar and those that claim credit for the live webinar should not claim credit for this activity.

Activity Overview 

This activity will provide hospitals with innovative cost saving strategies used by two academic institutions to improve patients’ access to high-cost medications and care coordination during transitions from the acute care setting to rehabilitation, skilled nursing, or home.   

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education with Commendation.

This activity provides strategies for medication cost containment while improving care transitions for patients on chronic high-cost medications.   

After completing this activity, the learner should be able to…

  • Identify how pharmacy leaders can integrate internal processes of medication use policy and financial stewardship.
  • Discuss high-cost therapy stewardship policies that positively impact patient outcomes and strengthen organizational financial health.

  • Introduction and Announcements 

  • Presentation  

  • Questions, Answers, and Discussion 

Katrina (Katie) Derry, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Director, Clinical Pharmacy Programs
University of California Health
Los Angeles, CA

Hai Tran, PharmD, BCPS
Director, Drug Use Policy and Stewardship
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA 

In accordance with our accreditor’s Standards of Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, ASHP requires that all individuals in control of content disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if they have had a financial relationship with an ineligible company in any dollar amount in the past 24 months and the educational content that the individual controls is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company. 

An ineligible company is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The presence or absence of relevant financial relationships will be disclosed to the activity audience. 

  • No one in control of the content of this activity has a relevant financial relationship (RFR) with an ineligible company. 

This activity consists of recordings of faculty slides presentations, active learning activities, discussion, and handouts. Participants must participate in the activity in its entirety to claim continuing pharmacy education credit online at ASHP Learning Center. Follow the prompts online to complete the evaluation, claim credit and view the statement of credit immediately after completing the activity. 

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