Available Until 6/29/2024

Financial and Regulatory Considerations with White and Brown Bagging

ACPE Activity Number: 0204-0000-21-049-H04-P
Release Date: June 29, 2021
Expiration Date: June 29, 2024
Activity Type: Knowledge-based
CE Credits: 1.0 hour, no partial credit
Activity Fee: Members – Free / Non-Member – N/A

 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

Many health-systems today are being faced with a push from payers to use white or brown bag processes for high cost medications. There are both financial and regulatory/compliance  considerations with white and brown bagging that pharmacy departments and pharmacy leaders must take into account. This webinar will consider these concerns with white and brown bagging, and offer insights and perspectives on ways health systems have managed  these challenges. 


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 activity was planned to meet the educational needs of pharmacy leaders.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the differences and similarities between white and brown bagging.
  2. List the major financial and regulatory/compliance concerns with white and brown bagging.
  3. Discuss potential opportunities to manage concerns with white and brown bagging.

Schedule of Activities

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


  • Maxie Friemel, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, Manager, Revenue Integrity Pharmacy and Oncology, SCL Health
  • Nick Gazda, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, Assistant Director of Specialty Pharmacy Services, Cone Health
  • Christopher Wilson, Pharm.D., M.B.A./H.A., BCPS, System Director, Specialty & Research Pharmacy Services, SCL Health
  • Moderator: Ina Liu, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, Pharmacy Clinical Manager, UNC Hospitals at WakeBrooke


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.