by John M. Coster, RPh, PhD and Sandra K. Jung, MS, RPh
John M. Coster, RPh, PhD
John Coster is Vice President of Policy and Programs with NACDS. He is responsible for policy issues relating to federal health care programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid, and federal regulatory issues, such as the FDA. He is a 1984 graduate of St. John's University College of Pharmacy in New York and received his Masters and Ph.D. in Health Policy from the University of Maryland.
Sandra K. Jung, MS, RPh
Sandra Jung is the Vice President of Education with the NACDS Foundation. She is responsible for the development and execution of educational programs and activities associated with community pharmacy practice and the chain drug industry. Sandra earned her B.S in Pharmacy and M.S. in Pharmacy from The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy. She has practiced as a pharmacist in a community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy and home health care setting.
The NACDS Foundation has a conflict of interest policy that requires course faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.
The authors, sponsor, and publisher of this continuing education program have made all reasonable efforts to ensure that information contained herein is accurate in accordance with the latest available knowledge at the time of accreditation of this continuing education program. Information regarding the implementation of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (P.L. 108-173) is subject to change, and the reader is advised to check the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ website on Medicare at www.medicare.gov.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:
- Describe the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (MPDIMA).
- Identify sources of information for Medicare beneficiaries about the changes to Medicare and the new Medicare-approved discount drug card programs.
- Explain the Medicare-approved Prescription Drug Discount Card Program.
- Discuss the Impact of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 on state pharmaceutical assistance programs and other employer-based coverage.
This program is appropriate for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. This program is not intended for Medicare Beneficiaries.