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This is a meeting of small business pharmacy owners to hear discussions on emerging issues of importance to independent pharmacy. Seating is limited and requires pre-registration.

When: Sunday, October 9, 2016
2:00 pm until 3:30 PM
Where: Embassy Suites Lake Buena Vista South
4955 Kyngs Heath Road
Kissimmee, Florida  34746
United States
Contact: Michael Jackson
(850) 222-2400

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Pharmacy Small Business
Town Hall Meeting, October 9, 2016
Embassy Suites Lake Buena Vista South
4955 Kyngs Heath Road
Kissimmee, Florida 34746

The Florida Pharmacy Association is very aware of the many issues facing small pharmacy businesses today. We are working on many of these issues forming partnerships and coalitions to address some of the challenges to providing patient care, growing jobs and improving business value. This meeting is designed to brief pharmacy business owners on the emerging issues, what the challenges are and what possible solutions that may help to pharmacy businesses to succeed in today’s managed care market.  There will be no continuing education for this event.

Embassy Suites Lake Buena Vista South
4955 Kyngs Heath Road
Kissimmee, Florida 34746


2:00 PM

Welcome and Introduction of Panel Members

Michael Jackson, BPharm, EVP & CEO, Florida Pharmacy Association

Invited Panelists: Claudia Davant, Adams Street Advocates, Representative from the FPA's General Counsel Office, Bill Mincy, Pharmacy Choice and Access Now, Michael Fischer, FIPN Lobbyist, William Eley, APCI, Theresa Tolle, FPPC Treasurer



2:05 PM

Panel Presentation of the Issues

  • Pharmacy Medicaid Network Closure - 409.975 (1)
  • DIR Fees (Federal Issue)
  • MAC Pricing Updates and Compliance – 465.1862
  • PBM Transparency



2:45 PM

Other Significant Pharmacy Issues

  • National Provider Status Initiative
  • Proposed Revisions to Pharmacy Practice Act – 465.003 & 465.0125
  • 30 day supply for emergency refills – 465.0275



3:00 PM

Getting Pharmacy Owners Engaged

  • Know your state legislator – Invite them to your pharmacy
  • Get your customers to be more active on your behalf
  • Make political contributions
  • Join and maintain your state pharmacy association membership



3:15 PM

Open Comments by Participants

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610 North Adams Street
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Ph: (850) 222-2400