Improving Treatment and Controlling Costs for Patients with Diabetes

ACPE UAN #:  0233-0000-16-056-H01-P 

Release Date:  December 19, 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

As the number of people in the United States with diabetes continues to grow—and the number of available treatment options multiplies—diabetes presents increasing challenges for managed care. Is it possible to ensure optimal disease management, prevent complications, and maximize quality outcomes while simultaneously controlling costs? At Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan, Inc. (CDPHP) in Albany, New York, the answer is yes—by using a coordinated approach that combines strategic formulary decisions with consistent clinical messaging to internal and external stakeholders.

In this session, a pharmacist and physician engagement specialist from CDPHP share their experiences creating and deploying formulary changes and other interventions to meet the challenges of diabetes management. 

Learning Objectives:  

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

  1. Recall current evidence-based recommendations for the treatment of diabetes.
  2. Describe a cost-conscious approach to evaluating new and emerging diabetes medications (including biosimilar insulin) that incorporates clinical comparison data, evidence-based guidelines, and quality metrics.
  3. Identify trends and opportunities for controlling costs associated with diabetes medications.
  4. Discuss ways of engaging the physician community to maximize awareness and implementation of pharmacy initiatives related to diabetes management. 

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.

System Technical Requirements/Viewing Requirements: System Requirements Courses and learning activities are delivered via your Web browser and Acrobat PDF. For all activities you should have a basic comfort level using a computer and navigating web sites.  View the minimum technical and system requirements for continuing education online learning activities.

The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

As an accredited provider, AMCP strictly adheres to the ACPE Standards for Commercial Support and other relevant guidelines and standards to ensure the independence of continuing pharmacy education (CPE) activities.  It is AMCP’s intent that all CPE activities be independent, objective, balanced, evidence-based and free of any commercial bias.

Ashley Coleman, PharmD
Pharmacy Director, Medication Management Program The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
Columbus, Ohio

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE UAN #0233-0000-16-056-H01-P 1.5 Contact Hours October 05, 2016 - October 05, 2019