Tennessee Pharmacists Association

Join us for the PBM Playbook, an in-person training program educating on PBM reform in Tennessee. The program encourages pharmacy professionals to make the most of Public Chapter 1070.

The PBM Playbook’s first installment, “Mastering MAC Appeals in TN,” will be presented by Tyler Dougherty, PharmD, BCACP, an esteemed expert in pharmacy benefit management reform and compliance.

This training program aims to empower community pharmacists and pharmacy staff with knowledge and tools to navigate the complexities of PBM regulations and enhance patient care. Each program installment comprises a three-part webinar series focusing on understanding the regulatory landscape, mastering compliance requirements, and implementing best practices for handling PBM interactions.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills in PBM reform and compliance. Learn more and register!

Presenter

“Mastering MAC Appeals in TN,” the first installment of the PBM Playbook, will be presented by Tyler Dougherty, PharmD, BCACP, an esteemed expert in pharmacy benefit management reform and compliance.

Dr. Dougherty is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at South College School of Pharmacy and a practicing community pharmacist. He teaches on topics including pharmacy law, calculations, immunizations, and chronic disease management while also implementing enhanced pharmacy services that focus on collaborative practice, workflow processes, and cost savings. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy and completed a PGY-1 with South College and Kroger. He lives in Knoxville, TN, with his wife, Stacie, and two children, Xavier and Peyton.

Program Objectives

  • To provide pharmacists with a clear understanding of PBM reforms and the TDCI regulatory framework.
  • To train pharmacists on compliance with TDCI rules and statutes, including record-keeping, reporting, and auditing.
  • To share effective strategies for submitting and managing MAC appeals, thus enabling pharmacists to advocate for their patients.
  • To offer insights into successful handling of PBM disputes and reimbursement challenges.
  • To promote best practices for engaging with PBMs and achieving optimal outcomes for patients and pharmacies.

Content Outline: "Mastering MAC Appeals in Tennessee"

Session 1: PBM Reform Overview

  • An introduction to the current state of PBM Reform, including key issues, trends, and implications for pharmacies

Session 2: Submitting MAC Appeals

  • A deep dive into the process of submitting MAC appeals, covering steps, documentation, and potential challenges

Session 3: Advanced Strategies and Best Practices

  • Advancing strategies for managing appeals and optimizing outcomes, including tips on communicating with PBMs and regulators

Registration & Cancellation

Register for one of the upcoming cohorts through the links below. Early registration is recommended, as space is limited.

Attendees must register individually. Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable under any circumstances.

2024 Training Dates

Click your preferred cohort below to access the registration page. 

Cohort B — Register Here

Session 1: PBM Reform Overview

  • Date: September 5

Session 2: Submitting MAC Appeals

  • Date: September 19

Session 3: Advanced Strategies and Best Practices

  • Date: October 3
 
Cohort C — Register Here

Session 1: PBM Reform Overview

  • Date: November 6

Session 2: Submitting MAC Appeals

  • Date: November 20

Session 3: Advanced Strategies and Best Practices

  • Date: December 4

Program Pricing

TPA Member Rate – $200

Non-Member Rate – $350

Questions?

If you have questions, please contact Ariel Clark, TPA Director of Educational Affairs.

The Tennessee Pharmacists Consortium for Education (TPCE) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This seminar will provide seven (7.0) hours of ACPE-accredited continuing pharmacy education to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who attend the program and complete the online evaluation required to claim credit.