The Present and Future of Oncology Care Management

ACPE UAN #:  0233-0000-17-037-H04-P

Release Date: March 30, 2017

Expiration Date:  March 30, 2020

Activity Type:    Knowledge-based

Contact Hours:  1.25

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

Target Audience: Pharmacists who practice in managed care settings.

Activity Overview

In recent years, a convergence of factors—including rapidly escalating costs of care—has compelled payers to explore new approaches to managing oncology care. As a result, oncology has become “ground zero” in the evolution from traditional fee-for service payment systems to alternative models based on value and quality. What approaches are proving to be most successful or promising for achieving the goals of better care, smarter spending, and optimal patient outcomes? 

The session will provide an overview of existing and emerging oncology care management techniques. You will leave with a better understanding of payer-level strategies (e.g., screening for early intervention, episode of care payments) and government initiatives (e.g., the Medicare Oncology Care Model) that are changing the oncology landscape by adding payer elements into providers’ decision-making. 

Learning Objectives:  

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

1. Identify trends that are shaping the future of oncology care management.

2. Explain why payer management techniques differ in oncology compared with other disease states.   

3. Describe the oncology care management techniques currently being used most commonly by payers.

4. Discuss the structure and likely impact of emerging payment and delivery models in oncology. 

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 the AMCP Annual Meeting 2017. 

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.

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.

Moderator:

Steve Boekenoogen | PharmD | Director, Clinical Account Services | MedImpact Healthcare Systems, Inc. | Lake Stevens, Washington

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE UAN #0233-0000-17-037-H04-P 1.25 Contact Hours March 30, 2017 - March 30, 2020