Specialty Pharmacy: Learn the Legal Risks and Avoid the Pitfalls

Description

Specialty pharmacy poses unique legal risks, especially when pharmacies that are not routinely involved in specialty work drift into it. Learn about key laws that present challenges and how to steer clear of dangers. This session will focus on specialty offerings, ranging from patient adherence calls and free drug programs to sales force marketing efforts and patient financial assistance programs. The discussion will include the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark law, False Claims Act, common law fraud, and more. You’ll also hear about recent whistleblower and government enforcement action.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe primary differences between specialty pharmacy and community pharmacy operations.
  2. List unique legal concepts applicable to specialty pharmacy.
  3. Identify operational programs that implicate unique legal issues (i.e., specialty legal landmines).
  4. Explain potential consequences of “specialty programs” and demonstrate an understanding of the basic components of balancing business risk.

Technician Learning Objectives

At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe primary differences between specialty pharmacy and community pharmacy operations.
  2. List unique legal concepts applicable to specialty pharmacy.
  3. Identify operational programs that implicate unique legal issues (i.e., specialty legal landmines).
  4. Explain potential consequences of “specialty programs” and demonstrate an understanding of the basic components of balancing business risk.
 

Joint Providership

Cosponsored by the American Society for Pharmacy Law.

 
 
Speakers:
Shannon
Shannon Wiley, Esq.
Attorney
Bass, Berry & Sims, PLC
 
Learning Level: Level 2
Track: Specialty Pharmacy, Pharmacy Law and Regulations
Session Time Slot(s): 
Date: 
Sunday, March 24
Time: 
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Room: 
Washington State Convention Center - Room 611-612
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-19-052-L03-P
CEUs Pharmacist: .15
ACPE Pharmacy Technician: 0202-0000-19-052-L03-T
CEUs Pharmacy Technician: .15
Activity Type:
Knowledge-based