Please join the Fort Worth Association of Health Underwriters on Thursday, August 12th for our monthly membership meeting. Lunch begins promptly at 11:30am and the meeting should end around 1:30pm. FWAHU meets at Rolling Hills Country Club in Arlington (NE corner of Cooper and Lamar).
Our luncheon program this month features two great speakers – Camille Ramirez, TX RX Consultant and Carol Bailey with Action RX. Carol’s presentation is approved for one hour of CE credit.
The price of the event is $20 for NAHU members, $30 for non-members, and FREE for FWAHU Season Pass holders.
Chicken Parmesan w Pasta
Yellow Squash and Zucchini Combo
Brownies and Cookies
ABOUT OUR LUNCH SPEAKER: Camille Ramirez
Camille will be speaking about specialty Rx with a focus on seniors.
As a Consultant of Pharmacist in long-term care, Camille worked in several different types of facilities on a monthly basis such as long term care, acute care rehabilitation, psychiatric, youth rehabilitation, and assisted living complexes both locally and in surrounding rural areas. She clinically reviewed patient charts for medication regimen and laboratory monitoring management and worked with physicians, nurses, and nurse practitioners to ensure necessary, appropriate, and safe use of medications across a wide variety of patient ages, conditions, and settings in effort to maximize therapeutic effectiveness while containing medication costs. She has served on monthly committee meetings to design formularies and help manage the use of medications towards meeting formulary requirements. She has provided education (via in-services and/or written material) to administrative and staff nurses to correct and/or prevent deficiencies related to the annual state survey inspections of different types of facilities. She remains versed with current laws and regulations guiding the daily operation of these facilities as related to pharmacy services, medication storage, and medication use (such as proper dosing, monitoring, and indication).
JNC is an Independent LTC, Hospice, and Home Health consulting Company that she created to eliminate the red tape that is ever too common with a consultant “owned” by the pharmacy. She is able to practice and perform every aspect of her degree to its fullest without restraint from outside influences to enable medication to do what it is supposed to do, nothing less, nothing more. Being an Independent Consultant Pharmacist has allowed her to not only to become a better team member within a facility, but it’s helped her nursing staff and administration that she is their dedicated Pharmacist and her focus is on the residents and the value of the care they receive.
Camille Ramirez PharmD, CGP’s Specialties: Long Term Care, Hospice, Assisted living, Group homes, MTM, and SNF, Home Health, Medication management
ABOUT OUR CE SPEAKER: Carol Bailey
Carol will be speaking about the rising costs of pharmacy.
As a pharmacy benefit consultant with Action Rx, an independent national pharmacy consulting firm, Carol has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry—14 of which are in pharmacy benefits. Carol has significant experience in, and knowledge of, the PBM industry having held positions with Medco Health Solutions and Advance Paradigm (now CVS Caremark) as a sales consultant and Director of Account Management. Carol is an expert in PBM pricing methodologies, benefit design modeling, clinical edit recommendations, contracting, RFP development and data analysis. For the past 9 years, as a pharmacy consultant for two national Rx consulting firms, Carol has assisted mid-to-large plan sponsors with their programs and developed and managed a large national purchasing coalition. A veteran of the managed care and pharmacy benefits industry, Carol guides brokers, consultants and plan sponsors as they improve effectiveness of their pharmacy benefits. Carol often works with PBMs to improve service, reporting data or capabilities and define internal processes in order to better serve mutual clients.
Carol, a native of Texas, graduated magna cum laude from Texas Woman’s University. She is a licensed agent in the State of Texas; a Registered Health Underwriter and is currently working on her REBC designation. Carol served for 8 years on the Dallas Association of Health Underwriters Board as President and Ed Chair. Carol serves as a supporter and mentor to the School of Business graduates in the University of North Texas Professional Leadership Program. Carol regularly speaks at national and regional conferences around the country and has contributed to articles published in several trade journals. Carol is a nationally recognized pharmacy expert who is frequently asked to provide industry strategies and trends to analysts in the financial markets.
Course Name: Rising Costs of Pharmacy – Why?
Course Number: 3135
Provider Name: Texas Association of Health Underwriters
Provider Number: 32408
CE Hours: 1
To RSVP, go to http://fwahu.info/cde.cfm?event=317437