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What's Up with Medicare in 2022?

Access to medications is critically important for Americans. Medicare drug and health benefits have gotten more complex over time. This session will provide practical tips for using the Medicare Plan Finder tool and for understanding coverage options for older adults and adults with disabilities. The session will also help attendees understand changes in Medicare benefits during COVID and what that means for our patients.



CE Hours


CE Units


Activity Type

  • Knowledge

Target Audience(s)

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy Technicians


Participants have 60 days from the start of their program to claim CE credit and verify it has been upload to CPE Monitor. If your program requires the completion of a post test/eval/survey those items MUST be done before that 60 day window closes to receive credit for that program. Statements of credit can be viewed and printed from CPE Monitor. Statements of credit will no longer be printed and mailed to the participant. **No partial individual session credit will be given**
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If paying by check please mail to the address below:

UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Attn: Continuing Education
301 Pharmacy Lane, CB# 7574 Beard Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
The University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. To receive CE credit, participants must complete the CE attendance form and the online evaluation of the program (instructions to be emailed). Statements of credit can be viewed and printed in CPE Monitor approximately 2 to 3 weeks after the program and you have completed any needed requirements. **No partial credit will be available**


Program slides and video are available under the Course Materials section after you have completed registation for this program.





  • Summarize the Standard Part D benefit for 2022
  • Explain the pros and cons of enrolling in Original Medicare vs. a Medicare Advantage Plan
  • Outline how to use the CMS website to find competitive drug plans
  • Describe how COVID-19 has changed Medicare benefits at this time


Gina Upchurch, RPh, MPH
Executive Director, Senior PharmAisst

Brief Bio : Gina earned her Bachelor of Science in pharmacy and her master’s degree in public health at UNC-Chapel Hill. She also completed a residency in geriatric pharmacy practice at UNC-CH. She remains as adjunct faculty with both schools. Between degrees, she served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer teaching science in Botswana.

Activity Number


Release Date: Oct 27, 2021
Credit Expiration Date: Oct 27, 2023

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