Pharmacy Law Update: Trends, PBMs, and What to Expect in 2020

Published by American College of Apothecaries


Activity Description:
As the pharmacy landscape continues to change, it is becoming increasingly important for pharmacies to be aware of current and future trends, particularly those associated with Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs). Identifying these trends can not only impact your pharmacy operations, but also impact your bottom line.

This webinar will discuss the top legal issues as they relate to the pharmacy industry today, and how these issues correlate to the day-to-day operations of the pharmacy. A meaningful understanding of the top issues, and how to plan and prioritize for them in your pharmacy, is paramount as you seek to outperform your competition.

Join Jesse C. Dresser, Esq., and Harini Bupathi, Esq., attorneys at boutique healthcare law firm Frier Levitt, as they breakdown what pharmacies need to know, including:

• Current trends for DIR/GER/BER fees and the impact on a pharmacy’s bottom line
• PBM auditing trends and measures pharmacies can take to avoid common pitfalls
• Staying compliant in PBM pharmacy networks to prevent termination
• Proper record keeping, documentation, and billing practices
• Common errors in prescription validation and dispensing
• Importance of adhering to pharmacy policies and process

Pharmacist Objectives: Presentation Objectives: Pharmacists
1. Discuss current trends for DIR/GER/BER fees and identify the impact on the pharmacy’s bottom line
2. Identify PBM auditing trends and measures pharmacies can take to avoid common pitfalls
3. Recognize issues in staying compliant in PBM pharmacy networks to prevent termination

Technician Objectives: Presentation Objectives: Technicians
1. Develop proper record keeping, documentation, and billing practices
2. Identify common errors in prescription validation and dispensing
3. Discuss the importance of adhering to pharmacy policies and process

Accreditation Information:
This is a knowledge-based CE activity and is targeted to pharmacists and technicians.

ACPE logo The American College of Apothecaries (ACA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACA has accredited this program for 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEUs) of continuing education credit for pharmacists and technicians: UAN: 0201-0000-20-029-H03-P and UAN: 0201-0000-20-029-H03-T.

If you are interested in earning credit for this program, please note that you will be asked to enter your NABP e-Profile ID and date of birth during the credit selection step of the registration process. If you have not yet registered your NABP e-Profile ID, please visit

Jesse C. Dresser, Esq.
Partner - Frier Levitt
Jesse C. Dresser, Esq. is a Partner in Frier Levitt’s Life Sciences Department and heads the firm’s Pharmacy Practice Group. In this role, Jesse’s practice is dedicated to representing a broad cross-section of pharmacies and pharmacy providers,...More
Harini Bupathi, Esq.
Associate - Frier Levitt
Harini Bupathi, Esq. is an associate practicing in the Frier Levitt’s Life Sciences Department. Harini focuses on representing several different types of pharmacy providers on issues relating to pharmacy operation, pharmacy benefit managers (PBM)...More

Originally Published

February 13, 2020

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • Pharmacy Law Update - Video
  • Pharmacy Law Update - Paper

How To Attend

Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.

Technical Requirements

You may access this course on a computer or mobile device with high speed internet (iPhones require iOS 10 or higher). Recommended browsers are Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.


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