C.A.R.E.S. Article: The Basics of Medicare for Pharmacy Personnel
This is a 1 hour C.A.R.E.S. CE article available for 1 CE credit. Instructions will be given within the course. Please click on the "Register" tab then the "Take Course" button.
After completion of the CE program, participants will receive certificates from Alabama Department of Senior Services (ADSS).
The C.A.R.E.S. continuing education programs are designed for Alabama pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to provide an overview of Medicare and the roles of the Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) with the primary goal to help pharmacists and pharmacy staff effectively and efficiently assist Medicare beneficiaries. All of our CE programs are funded by the Alabama Department of Senior Services (ADSS) and are made available to community pharmacists in Alabama at no cost. The programs are developed by Dr. Salisa Westrick, Professor and Department Head of Health Outcomes Research and Policy in collaboration with the Alabama Department of Senior Services.
In addition to this particular 1-hour CE program, three other CE programs are currently available for CE credit:
C.A.R.E.S. Training (3 hour online video module CE)
Pharmacists' Role in Assisting Medicare Patients with Limited Income (1 hour CE article)
Assistance Programs Available for Older Adults (1 hour CE article)
If you are interested in learning more and/or joining the C.A.R.E.S. Pharmacy Network, you can complete the three ACPE approved one-credit-hour each CE articles or the three hour video training program (3 CE credits) that is available free online. After at least one full-time pharmacist from your pharmacy has completed the 3 CE credits training you can be enrolled in the C.A.R.E.S. Pharmacy Network at no cost and will receive a referral kit to help you identify and refer Medicare patients who may benefit from community programs to a local agency.
If you are interested or want more information about either CE program, please visit
Each program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education and can be found on our home page under the Online Courses tab.
This 1-hour CE has the following objectives:
Provide a general description of the Medicare Program and enrollment process
Compare and contrast Original Medicare with Medicare Advantage
Discuss Medicare Part D and need for yearly plan evaluation
Auburn University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education; credits are recognized nationwide. The Universal Activity Number for this knowledge-based program is 0001-0000-20-031-H04-P/T and is intended for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. The initial release date for this home-study program is July 15, 2020 and the intended expiration date is July 15, 2023 .
- 1.00 ACPE PharmacyAuburn University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education; credits are recognized nationwide.
- 1.00 ACPE TechnicianAuburn University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education; credits are recognized nationwide.
- 1.00 Attendance