Do Value Assessment Tools Measure Up?

ACPE UAN #:  0233-0000-16-055-H04-P 

Release Date:  December 15, 2016

Expiration Date:  October 5, 2019

Activity Type:    Knowledge-based

Contact Hours:  1.5

Activity Fee:  Member:  $15        Non-Member: $30

Target Audience: Pharmacists who practice in managed care settings.

Activity Overview

Over the past several years, the delivery of health care has seen a significant shift in management practices due to the emergence of value assessment tools developed by various organizations, such as:

  • Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER)
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
  • National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK)
  • American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association (ACC-AHA)

This session will provide a primer on major value assessment tools in the United States. How does each work? How comparable are value assessments produced by the different tools? What are the strengths and areas of concern for each tool? How are these tools impacting patient management and formulary decision-making? The answers to all of these questions and more will be revealed during this informative session.

Learning Objectives:  

At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify the key components and characteristics for each framework, including: intended purpose, development process, methodology, measures of benefit and cost, and evidence base.
  2. Classify frameworks as shared decision-making tools or payer-focused tools.
  3. Recognize strengths and areas of concern in each of the frameworks, along with methods to address concerns.
  4. Discuss how these frameworks are impacting patient management and formulary decision-making.

Schedule of Educational Activity

This activity consists of an audio recording, pre-test assessment questions (not required to pass or continue), post-test questions (required to pass with a score of 70% or higher) and a specific activity evaluation. 

CPE Requirements:   

Participants should claim continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit for this home study activity only if they have not claimed credit for the live activity presented at AMCP Nexus 2016. 

CPE credit will be processed through the AMCP Learn portal and reported directly to CPE Monitor.  Please allow 72 hours for processing and posting in your NABP account.

To receive credit for an online activity you must:

  • Review the full content of the activity.
  • Successfully complete the post-test (required to pass with a score of 70% or higher, it may be taken a maximum of three times).
  • Complete a specific activity evaluation.

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Jeremy Schafer, PharmD, MBA

Senior Vice President, Director Specialty Solutions

Precision for Value

Woodbury, Minnesota

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE UAN #0233-0000-16-055-H04-P 1.5 Contact Hours October 05, 2016 - October 05, 2019