Dollars and Sense: Basic Compensation in Ambulatory Care

Planned in cooperation with the ASHP Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners

ACPE Activity Number: 0204-000-19-025-H04-P
Release Date: August 1, 2019
Expiration Date: August 1, 2022
Activity Type: Knowledge-based  
CE Credits: 1.0 hour, no partial credit
Activity Fee: Members – 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

When starting or growing ambulatory care pharmacy services, compensation is often key to the discussion. While ambulatory care pharmacist’s impact on clinical outcomes in can be shared, the compensation component remains vital when looking for approval from C-suite. The presenters will share their experience in both fee-for-service and value based care reimbursement models. A combination of approaches from both settings is often vital for success. During this activity, educational information and real world examples related to compensation for pharmacy services in an ambulatory care setting will be shared.   


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

Target Audience

This continuing pharmacy education activity is designed for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and other healthcare providers involved in patient discharge and the transition of the patient from hospital to home.

Learning Objectives

  • List examples of billing codes utilized in a fee-for-service reimbursement model.
  • Identify opportunities for compensation in a value based care reimbursement model.
  • Discuss key resources and questions to ask when planning for ambulatory care pharmacy sustainability and growth.

Schedule of Activities

  • Introduction and Announcements
  • Presentation
  • Questions, Answers, and Discussion


  • Jamie Cavanaugh, Pharm.D., CPP, Assistant Medical Director, Assistant Professor of Clinical Education, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Megan Dorrell, Pharm.D., BCACP, Clinical Director, Ambulatory Care Pharmacy, Community Health Network, Indianapolis, IN
  • Ashley Marie Parrott, Pharm.D., M.B.A., BCPS, BCACP, Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacy Supervisor, Parkview Health, Fort Wayne, IN


In accordance with the ACPE's and ACCME's Standards for Commercial Support, anyone in a position to control the content of an educational activity is required to disclose to the accredited provider their relevant financial relationships. In accordance with these Standards, all potential conflicts of interest have been resolved. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she (or spouse/domestic partner) has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the activity content over which the individual has control.

As defined by ACCME, a commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The Standards for Commercial Support do not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests. The existence or non-existence of relevant financial relationships will be disclosed to the activity audience. All identified conflicts of interest must be resolved prior to the activity.

  • All planners, presenters, reviewers, and ASHP staff report no financial relationships relevant to this activity.

Methods and CE Requirements

This activity consists of a 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 eLearning Portal. 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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