Ohio State's Medication Assistance Program Workshops

Ensuring Medication Access to the Uninsured
and Underinsured:
Building Your Own Medication Assistance Program

​Tuesday, May 15
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Ohio Union
Cartoon Room
1739 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43210
​Thursday, May 31
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Great Hall Meeting Room
The Ohio Union
1739 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43210
Please join us for a FREE one-day workshop hosted by the OSUCCC – James, the 2011 recipient of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation’s Pinnacle Award. Please choose which date works best for your schedule. Note: lunch is on your own. Click here for information about lodging.

Click here to register.

Workshop Objectives
• Describe the steps involved in the development of a Medication Assistance Program (MAP)
• Discuss methods/metrics to assist with justification of an MAP
• Describe the benefits of an MAP to patients and the organization
• Explain the importance of having a policy for off-label uses of medications
• Describe the process for appealing denied claims for off-label oral and intravenous therapies
• Discuss the importance of working collaboratively with the finance/patient access staff to effectively manage the precertification and predetermination process

Suggested Attendees
Institutions interested in taking advantage of this workshop should plan to send a team of
2-3 individuals from their respective institutions, consisting of: a pharmacist, social worker or case manager, and a member of the Finance Department who is familiar with the processes for handling precertifications and denials.
Attendees will receive a Toolkit containing: MAP Policy and Procedure, 340B procedures, appeal letter examples, patient communications, marketing materials, Off-Label Policy, MAP position description, individual manufacturer program specifics and more.

Workshop Faculty
Niesha Griffith, MS, RPh, FASHP
Director of Pharmacy and Infusion Services
OSUCCC – James

Sarah Hudson-Disalle, PharmD
Specialty Practice Pharmacist
Medication Assistance Program
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC) and OSUCCC – James

Stacy Morton, LSW
Medication Assistance Program Coordinator
OSUWMC Comprehensive Transplant Center

Kristina Keiffer, BA
Medication Assistance Program Coordinator
OSUCCC – James

Jennifer Howard, RN
Sr. Precertification Specialist
OSUCCC – James

Susan Smithhisler, RN
Sr. Reimbursement Analyst
OSUCCC – James

Click here to read more about Ohio State’s MAP Program.

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) 460 W. 10th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210 Phone: 1-800-293-5066 | Email: jamesline@osumc.edu