A Guide for Pharmacies Negatively Impacted by COVID-19: Financial Relief Tools and New Business Opportunities

Published by American College of Apothecaries and American Society for Pharmacy Law


Activity Description:
This presentation will assist pharmacies in finding much needed funding and financial relief during these emergent times and be able to remain open and appropriately staffed to care for patients. The presentation will detail not only financial tools and products that exist, but also other forms of relief from expenses and debt that are available to pharmacy providers. Finally, the program will also detail new opportunities under various pharmacy practice acts and payor programs, that will allow pharmacies to provide more efficient and comprehensive care in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing requirements.

Presentation Objectives for Pharmacists & Pharmacy Technicians:
• Describe the newly created financial relief tools for businesses and pharmacies, including the Payroll Protection Loan Program, SBA Emergency Loans, and State/Local grants
• Identify other areas of potential financial relief for struggling businesses, including rent abatement and renegotiation, mortgage and loan modification, and more
• Describe the various opportunities for seeking waivers from Boards of Pharmacy on a variety of topics, including staffing and remote pharmacy practice
• Explore payor waivers implemented by major PBMs and additional opportunities through CMS
• Discuss additional business expansion opportunities based on guidance from FDA

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 is: 0201-0000-20-037-H03-P and UAN is: 0201-0000-20-037-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 www.nabp.net.

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, including community retail pharmacies, chain pharmacies, compounding pharmacies, specialty pharmacies, mail order pharmacies, home infusion providers, and dispensing physician practices. Jesse represents pharmacy providers nationally regarding issues with...More

Originally Published

April 27, 2020

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • A Guide for Pharmacies Negatively Impacted by COVID-19 - Video
  • A Guide for Pharmacies Negatively Impacted by COVID-19 - 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.

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