“You are one of the best teachers I have encountered and this course should be taught at every pharmacy school.”
“I couldn’t have imagined learning as much as I did over these 8 weeks, especially as it pertains to hidden revenue streams and ambiguous contract language that ultimately drives up costs for the plan sponsor.”
“Thank you so much for being a great teacher. I learned so much!”
“I have thoroughly enjoyed and benefited from the training. As you can see below by my signature, I have other designations. I can honestly say this was, by far, the most challenging certification course I’ve taken. I know I still have much more to learn, but this class has set me in the right direction.”
“I can’t express enough how invaluable your class was for me.”
“I truly thank you for your effort in putting together this class, I learned more than I ever thought I would. I have always found it hard to concentrate in school and you kept me engaged, answered all my questions and I was pumped after each class.”
“…it’s been a great class!”
“Thanks so much. I enjoyed the class and learned a lot.”
“I just completed my Certified Pharmacy Benefits Specialist certification and DANG was it tough! I learned so many things that I look forward to sharing with my clients and community. Right now I am seeing about 20-28% in preliminary savings for a self-funded prospect. That is just Rx costs! We haven’t even started on the Medical yet.”
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Stand out from the crowd, discover the latest trends, best practices, and innovations in the Pharmacy Benefits Management industry; register now to become a Certified Pharmacy Benefits Specialist®.
Who Should Attend:
CPBS Coursework Includes:
PBM 101 (Week 1): Introduction to Pharmacy Benefit Management
PBM 102 (Week 2): Fundamentals of PBM Pricing
PBM 201 (Week 3): Plan Design for the Pharmacy Benefit
PBM 202 (Week 4): Cost Containment Strategies for the Pharmacy Benefit
PBM 203 (Week 5): PBM Contracts
PBM 204 (Week 6): PBM Procurement
PBM 205 (Week 7): Specialty Pharmacy Benefits Management
Week 8 – Final Exam
Benefits of Certification:
Given the projected growth of traditional and specialty pharmacy expenses, employers should be educated and work directly with the PBM to ensure appropriate use according to best practice guidelines and elimination of waste and should strive for a relationship that provides the best outcomes and lowest net cost.
DATE: Every Thursday; live online classroom with on-demand recordings
TIME: 6:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)
DURATION: 1 hour per session – 8 sessions total
COURSE MATERIALS: Available online during the first day of class
EXAMS: Students must pass the final exam with a score of 85% or better
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 5 business days prior to start of class*
The Certified Pharmacy Benefits Specialist® (CPBS) program is accredited by the University of Kentucky School of Pharmacy. Put your career or team on the fast track to sustained pharmacy benefits management success.
*Class size is limited to the first 25 registrants and classes fill up early. Reserve your seat today!
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by UK HealthCare CECentral and TransparentRx. University of Kentucky HealthCare CECentral is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
This live activity is designated for a maximum of 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This application-based activity will award 7.00 contact hours (0.700 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit in states that recognize ACPE providers.
This activity is jointly provided by the University of Kentucky and TransparentRx.
The use of the HRCI seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.
TransparentRx is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. This program is valid for 12 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.
Life and Health (L&H) licensees may earn up to 21 continuing education credits. Check with your department of insurance or email firstname.lastname@example.org to determine reporting requirements and to confirm if we’re an approved provider of L&H continuing education in your state.