Strategies for Responding to Specialty Infusion Site of Care Restrictions

Planned in cooperation with the ASHP Section of Specialty Pharmacy Practitioners

ACPE Activity Number: 0204-0000-21-021-H04-P, 0204-0000-21-021-H04-T
Activity Date: April 15, 2021
Expiration Date: April 15, 2024
Activity Type: Knowledge-based  
CE Credits: 1.0 hour, no partial credit
Activity Fee: Members – Free / Non-Member – Not Available

Accreditation for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

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

 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.

Target Audience

This activity was planned to meet the educational needs of pharmacy leaders, pharmacists, and pharmacy tecnicians working with specialty infusions, infusion centers, and/or home infusion.  

Activity Overview

Third party payers across the country are implementing site of care restrictions for high cost and specialty infusions. These restrictions are aimed at moving specialty infusions from higher cost settings (e.g., hospital outpatient department infusion center) to lower cost sites of care (e.g., ambulatory infusion center or home infusion). Implications for hospitals and health systems may be significant and include care fragmentation, decreased patient and provider satisfaction, and loss of revenue. This webinar will provide an overview of site of care initiatives, their impact on specialty infusions, and potential mitigation strategies. Case studies presented from several organizations will demonstrate approaches that have been successful in navigating these policies and retaining patients and revenue within the health system. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe site of care restrictions.
  2. Identify the impact of site of care restrictions on hospitals, health systems, and patients.
  3. Identify strategies for managing site of care restrictions in order to retain patients and revenue within the health system.
  4. Review successful approaches taken by health systems to retain specialty infusions within their systems.

Schedule of Educational Activities

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

Faculty Information

  • Lisa Blanchette, Pharm.D., M.H.A., Director of Specialty Pharmacy & Infusion Services, Novant Health, Charlotte, NC
  • Samantha Bochenek, Pharm.D., M.B.A., BCPS, CSP, Director, Infusion Pharmacy Services, University of Kentucky Healthcare, Lexington, KY
  • Andrea Kramer, Pharm.D., Specialty Pharmacy Coordinator, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Florence, KY
  • Megan McGugan, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, Manager, Specialty Pharmacy, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
  • Scott Sterrett, Pharm.D., Director, Home Infusion & Specialty Pharmacy, Beaumont Health, Southfield, MI

Faculty Disclosures

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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