CE Spotlight Course 

Working With the TOC Pharmacists: Beyond Medication Reconciliation
Sara Panella, PharmD, BCPS
Manager of Pharmacy Ambulatory Care, Population Health and Transitions of Care
Baptist Health South Florida 

Pharmacists, as members of the interdisciplinary care team, have a crucial role and impact in improving transitions of care (TOC) for patients, their identified family caregivers, and providers within the health care continuum. What we find today is their role is not always acknowledged within the collaborative care team, and we often exclude an important discipline that can support not only medication management services but interventions toward improving transitions and care coordination at all levels of care/service in our health care system. This course addresses the gaps and barriers that hinder TOC pharmacists and offer principles and examples of innovative collaboration that support pharmacists as an integral element of quality care transitions between patients, their identified family caregivers, and providers.

At the conclusion of this activity, attendees should be able to:
  • Identify the gaps and barriers in transitions of care (TOC) and medication management services
  • Discuss the role and function of TOC pharmacists and their potential impact to improve care coordination
  • Analyze the Transitions of Care Pharmacists 10 Principles and how to incorporate this process into daily practice at the acute and post-acute levels of care 
Complimentary for ABQAURP Diplomates and Professional Members
August 31, 2023 through September 30, 2023*

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*Price will automatically update in your cart to no charge when ordering online. Spotlight course is also available to non-members at the regular price.
The American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, Inc. (ABQAURP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ABQAURP designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. ABQAURP is an approved provider of continuing education for nurses. This activity is designated for 1 contact hour through the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # 50-94.

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Recertify now and avoid delays! We recommend completing your recertification early in your cycle instead of waiting until the deadline to recertify. Diplomates are required to complete a minimum of 8 CME / CE credit hours of applicable continuing education every two years and remain current with all account balances.

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2023 HCQM Certification Exam

Certification in Health Care Quality and Management (HCQM) is for physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals who are committed to Health Care Quality and Patient Safety. Validate your expertise by earning the Certified in Health Care Quality and Management (CHCQM) credential!

The 2023 HCQM Exam window is open through September 30, 2023. There is still time to apply for your choice of date, time, and location. Remote testing is available through ProProctor™ - a remote testing platform that allows candidates to test anywhere, at any time.

Additional Sub-Specialties are available:
          -Case Management
-Managed Care
-Patient Safety/Risk Management
           -Physician Advisor (physicians only)
-Transitions of Care
-Workers' Compensation

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CHCQM Digital Credentials!

Health Care Quality & Management Certification –
Issued by American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians© (ABQAURP)

Validate your ABQAURP credential with a digital badge. Your HCQM Certification can be instantly verified by anyone clicking on your digital badge on your LinkedIn profile, Facebook page, on your website, or in your email signature. 

Your digital badge contains verified metadata that describes your qualifications and the process required to earn them.
View verified ABQAURP credentials by simply clicking on the badge to immediately verify when the credential was issued and when it expires.
The secure and fully digital format displays credentials in real-time and eliminates the need to request credential verification from ABQAURP. 

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A Message from Our Corporate Sponsor

Trusted Peer Review Partner for Over 50 Years

CIMRO is a URAC accredited independent peer review organization serving all health care sectors since 1972. CIMRO’s extensive resources include a peer review membership of over 450 clinical peer reviewers with all major specialties and sub-specialties represented. 
Our high-quality, unbiased peer review services support your internal quality program:
  • Medical necessity and quality of care reviews
  • New technology or procedure reviews
  • Over-reads
  • Peer to peer discussions
  • Onsite and/or virtual review, mentoring, or proctoring services
External Peer Performance Evaluations (EPPEs) are an affordable review option to evaluate a single or sample of practitioner performance for credentialing or audit.
We offer competitive pricing and contracting with per case and hourly rates, volume discounts, non-exclusivity, and no required minimums. 
Our Project Managers assure individualized attention from start to finish to meet your unique needs. 
As a 501(c)6 not-for-profit organization, CIMRO is committed to our mission to support improvements in the delivery of quality health care.
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Redesigning Care Through Service Excellence, Technology, and Disruptors

Hotel Room Reservation Deadline is September 18, 2023!

There is still time to register! Join your colleagues on October 19-20, 2023, at ABQAURP's Annual Health Care Quality & Patient Safety Conference at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater Beach, Florida.

Don’t miss the opportunity to come together as we develop strategies to integrate technology, disruptive delivery models, and service excellence into practice to address the challenges of social determinants of health, improve the population health of communities served, and expand opportunities and patient outcomes for providers. 

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Visit Our Conference Partners!

Reserve Your Hotel Room – $189 Per Night Room Rate  Expires Soon!

Sheraton Sand Key Resort – Clearwater Beach, Florida
Reservations must be made no later than September 18, 2023, to receive the group rate of $189.00 per night, plus applicable taxes, single/double occupancy. Rooms in this block are available at a limited quantity and on a first-come, first-served basis. The Sheraton Sand Key Resort offers Gulf view, poolside, and club rooms with limited availability.

Reserve your room online now, or call (727) 595-1611. Be sure to identify yourself as an ABQAURP Conference Attendee to receive the ABQAURP room rate and benefits.
We can’t wait to see you in Clearwater Beach!
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Annual Conference Featured Session
Innovations in Population Health
Amy Berk, MSN, RN
Director, Population Health
Microsoft, US

Innovations in population health begin with the end in mind. Improved clinical, operational, and financial outcomes are the underpinnings of a successful population health framework. Achievement of these outcomes is dependent on a combination of people, process, and technology; and it is technology that is the enabler to this plight. Technology that is led with innovation, and innovation that optimizes the population health framework - a framework that is grounded in data and AI. It is this robust data environment that provides enriched data activations expounding across insights, interventions, and outcomes.
Cloud technology brings forth capabilities that enable better experiences, better insights and better care. Enhancing patient engagement, empowering health team collaboration, enhancing the clinician experience, and improving clinical and operational insights are in alignment with the Quintuple Aim and are tangential to population health management. Cloud technology enables an integrated, scalable, and exchangeable data environment that promotes data quality and fluidity across the population health ecosystem including both providers and payers, thereby surfacing the right information at the right time to the right persona. It is this connectedness that facilitates more informed decision making, enhanced care collaboration, and a seamless experience amongst both providers and patients resulting in improved whole health outcomes, improved patient and provider satisfaction, and a reduction of costs across administrative functions and clinical operations.
At its core, Cloud is an integrated, scalable, and agile platform that serves as a secure data platform with an overlay of innovative solutions. Innovative solutions such as AI/Open AI is prime to transform population health initiatives by providing predictive, insightful, intelligent, and automated workflows across essential workflows to enhance the patient & provider experience, indefinitely change the way providers work, and the ways in which patients engage with their healthcare.
A myriad of applicable use cases is illuminated to accelerate population health initiatives spanning innovative care delivery models, e.g., digital health and virtual health, enhanced care coordination, precision medicine & genomics, whole person care and social determinants of health, health equity advancements, value-based care initiatives, and quality & administrative processes that support enhanced clinical, operational, financial outcomes that population health elicits.
As the dynamics and culture of healthcare change due to regulatory, equity, cost pressures, SDoH, environment, and changing population demographics, it is certain that the demand for population health will increase. As a result, population health will have a greater dependency on technology and innovation to accelerate initiatives that are prudent to population health’s key value proposition - more personalized care to improve health outcomes, advance health equity of the population, and reduce total cost(s) of care. This proposition is as important as ever and it is now time for providers and payers to take advantage of the benefits innovation can deliver to improve health outcomes, advance health equity, improve the clinician and patient experience, reduce total cost of care, and most importantly advance population health towards its future in healthcare.

Learn more at Ms. Berk's session at ABQAURP's Annual HCQ&PS Conference on Friday, October 20, 2023. Register at: www.abqaurp.org/AnnualConference.

Corporate Membership with ABQAURP

How can my organization partner with ABQAURP?
Companies that participate as Corporate Members recognize the importance of quality in today’s health care environment and realize the impact certification and continuing medical education have on providing safe and effective care to patients.

By joining ABQAURP as a Corporate Member, your company will have opportunities to connect with our membership and event attendees beyond traditional ad placements. The Corporate Membership program offers professional memberships, annual conference registrations, savings on HCQM and sub-specialty certifications, continuing education programs, discounts on recruitment ads to our Career Center, exhibit space at Annual Conference, and much more.

Reach prominent health care leaders! Our membership is comprised of 80% physicians & 20% nurses and other health care professionals. Corporate Membership benefits include:
  • Presence on ABQAURP’s website (over 49k visitors annually)
  • Exhibit space at the ABQAURP Annual Conference
  • Continuing education conference registration
  • Professional membership
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For complete details (including membership levels, benefits and discounts), download the Corporate Membership Application.

2023 Member Referral Program – Refer Your Colleagues

Diplomates and Professional Members are our most valuable resource! In recognition of your commitment to quality, ABQAURP credits your account $25.00 for each referral that becomes a Professional Member or sits for the HCQM Exam. The member who recruits the most is awarded a Member Spotlight in the ABQAURP newsletter, a $500 Visa Gift Card, and complimentary registration to attend the 2024 Annual HCQ&PS Conference!
Don't miss this opportunity to support your association's objectives and reduce your annual fees.
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If you need any assistance, please feel free to reach out to us via email at abqaurp@abqaurp.org or call us at (800) 998-6030.

Is Your Continuing Medical Education Accredited?

ABQAURP welcomes applications for joint providership of educational activities for continuing medical education credit. ABQAURP accredits a variety of activities including live activities, enduring materials, and more. As an accredited provider, ABQAURP works with each joint provider organization to ensure the accreditation process runs as smoothly as possible. 

For more information, please contact the Education Department at (800) 998-6030 or education@abqaurp.org

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