Acute Hospital Care at Home Program - Pharmacy Perspectives Operationalizing the CMS Initiative


ACPE Activity Number: 0204-0000-21-024-H03-P, 0204-0000-21-024-H03-T
Release Date: April 28, 2021
Expiration Date: April 28, 2024
Activity Type: Knowledge-based
CE Credits: 1.0 hour, no partial credit
Activity Fee: Members – Free / Non-Member – Free

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 pharmacists whose organization are currently operating CMS Acute Hospital Care at Home Programs or considering pursuing participation in the Program, especially in light of the accelerating movement to provide more patient care in the home.

Activity Overview

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) expanded its Hospital Without Walls to include an Acute Hospital Care at Home program. As of March 3, 2021 there are 48 systems, 109 hospitals in 29 states currently included within the program. This webinar will describe the experience of the Mt. Sinai Health System who was one of the first approved programs and share lessons learned on implementing and supporting the medication use processes for these acute patient populations. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the CMS Acute Hospital Care at Home Program.
  2. Describe the areas of opportunity for pharmacy services to support Program.
  3. Discuss the compliance and operational lessons learned from pharmacy’s perspective.

Schedule of Educational Activities

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

Faculty Information

  • Donald S. Mashni, Pharm.D., System Director, Outpatient Pharmacy, Mt. Sinai Health System, New York , NY
  • Moderator: David Chen, R.Ph., M.B.A., Assistant Vice President for Pharmacy Leadership and Planning, Pharmacy Practice Sections, ASHP

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.

Per ACPE requirements, CPE credit must be claimed within 60 days of being earned. Claim your CE at http://elearning.ashp.org. Once you have processed and claimed your CE credit, we encourage you to check your NABP eProfile account to verify your credits were transferred successfully before the ACPE 60-day deadline. It is an electronic direct-report process so your credits should appear in your account within a few minutes. After the 60 day deadline, ASHP will no longer be able to report your credit(s) for this activity.

System Technical Requirements

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