DSN Quick Credit: Reviewing pharmacy Medicare/Medicaid fraud and abuse: technicians

Course description
Target Audience:

Technicians in community-based practice.

Universal program number: 0401-0000-17-501-H03-T
CE Broker tracking number: 20-559791
Activity type: Knowledge-based


According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse poses significant risks for health care and is responsible for the loss of billions of dollars per year due to improper payments. The resultant monetary loss contributes to the rising cost of health care and is responsible for the depletion of critical healthcare resources.1

Learning objectives:

Upon completion of this program, the technician should be able to:

  1. Define fraud and abuse.
  2. Identify federal laws governing Medicare and Medicaid fraud.
  3. Describe pharmacy best practices for compliance.
To obtain credit:

A minimum test score of 65% is needed to obtain credit. Submit your answers to the learning assessment questions online at Your statement of credit will be available through CPE Monitor located at To ensure transmission of credit hours to CPE Monitor, you must enter your correct e-PID number in your CE profile.

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Drug Store News is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This CPE activity is approved for technicians and is worth 0.25 contact hours (0.025 CEUs). The activity is available for CE credit through Jan. 4, 2020.

Faculty & disclosure

Nancy Grimm, RN, JD, senior attorney, Bula Law LLC.

Nancy Grimm and the DSN editorial and continuing education staff do not have any actual or potential conflicts of interest in relation to this lesson.

Course summary
Credit hours: 
  • 0.25 Technician
Course format: 
Written Lesson
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