Date: Feb 22, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
- Pharmacy Technicians
The Tennessee Pharmacists Consortium for Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
- Discuss the recently enacted Medication Therapy Management in Medicaid pilot program
- Review key requirements and objectives of the Medication Therapy Management in Medicaid pilot program
- Describe the role of pharmacists and pharmacy team members in value-based care
- Outline ways for pharmacists and pharmacy team members to partner with physicians and other primary care providers to promote positive patient outcomes
L. Brian Cross, PharmD, BCACP, CDE
Brief Bio : Dr. Cross received his bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University College of Pharmacy in 1991 and Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Tennessee in 2000. He completed a residency in hospital pharmacy practice from the New England Medical Center in Boston in 1992 and an Advanced Practice Residency in Primary Care from the Regional Medical Center, Memphis in 2001. Cross was recognized by the National Certification Board of Diabetes Educators as a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE). Currently, he is a pharmacotheraphy specialist with the ETSU Family Physicians of Kingsport and services as an associate professor in the departments of Pharmacy Practice & Family Medicine at ETSU. His varied clinical experiences include direct patient care in disease management clinics both in the Indian Health Service and the Department of Veterans Affairs where he was the coordinator of cardiovascular risk reduction services. In addition, Cross was the director of pharmacotherapy services at the University of Tennessee St. Francis Family Practice Center, managing a referral-based medication assessment & management clinic for multiple chronic disease states. His major research interests include cardiovascular risk assessment and reduction, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, anticoagulation, ad medical educational development and assessment.
Micah Cost, PharmD, MS
Brief Bio : Dr. Cost has been the Executive Director of the Tennessee Pharmacists Association since January 1, 2015. He completed his bachelor’s degree at Lipscomb University and earned his PharmD at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy. Dr. Cost also earned a post-graduate Master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Health Policy from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. Dr. Cost originally joined TPA in 2008 as the Executive Resident in Association Management and Health Policy, after which he served as the Director of Professional Affairs for TPA until taking his current position. Dr. Cost has taught hundreds of pharmacists and student pharmacists in the practice areas of pharmacy-based immunization delivery, diabetes care, and medication therapy management, among others. Dr. Cost currently resides in Thompson Station, TN with his wife of ten years, Kyle.