Credentialing and Privileging: Essential Processes for Pharmacists to Expand Patient Care Roles (Home Study)

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As pharmacists continue to evolve patient care roles in various practice settings, understanding credentialing and privileging has become increasingly important. Credentialing and privileging processes are commonly used for health care providers across the health care system, from individual provider practices to health care provider organizations and payers. From the payer perspective, credentialing is important in both fee-for-service models and evolving value-based payment models where organizations and payers are focused on engaging highly functioning teams of health care practitioners practicing at the top of their training. 

Register for this webinar to learn about credentialing and privileging, what it is, why it’s important, how the processes are conducted, and examples of pharmacist credentialing and privileging in different practice settings. 

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Define credentialing and privileging as used in the health care system.
  2. Describe why credentialing and privileging is important to pharmacists.
  3. Explain the processes for credentialing and privileging.
  4. Provide examples of pharmacist credentialing and privileging in different health care settings.

Activity type: Knowledge-based

Target Audience: Pharmacists 

Learning Level: 2

Accreditation Information

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The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The following webinar is approved for 1.0 contact hour of CPE credit (0.1 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-18-146-H04-P

To obtain credit for completing Credentialing and Privileging: Essential Processes for Pharmacists to Expand Patient Care Roles (Home Study), watch the archived webinar, complete the assessment with a grade of 70% or better, complete the evaluation questions, and then CLAIM credit. Participants need to have a valid pharmacist.com username and password to claim credit. After credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor for your transcript. 

Initial release date: May 23, 2018

Expiration date: May 23, 2021 

Development

Credentialing and Privileging: Essential Processes for Pharmacists to Expand Patient Care Roles (Home Study) is an archived, online educational activity for pharmacists developed by the American Pharmacists Association.

Disclosures

Anne Burns, RPh and APhA’s editorial staff declare no conflicts of interest or financial interests in any product or service mentioned in this activity, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, and honoraria. For a complete list of APhA staff disclosures, visit the APhA website at www.pharmacist.com/apha-disclosures

Conflicts of interest have been resolved through content review by Helen Sairany, PharmD, BCACP, Associate Director of Content Development at the American Pharmacists Association. 

Fee

There is no fee for current APhA Members. This online educational activity is available exclusively to APhA members for the first 30 days of release, as a free member benefit. Thereafter, non-members can purchase this activity at a cost of $129.

System Requirements

Computer and internet access are required to complete this activity.  Please visit our website to view the Technology System Requirements in order to have a positive learning experience.