[W4] Biosimilar Operational Readiness: Managed Care Stakeholder Response to Market Expansion Impact

Pricing: Free for Members and Non-Members

This activity is supported by independent medical education grants from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Coherus BioSciences, Inc.

Course Description

With the emergence of biologics in the chronic inflammatory diseases space, all eyes are focused on the current and upcoming biosimilar pipeline. Many prominently used biologics have lost patent protection in 2023, paving the way for a new wave of biosimilars to flood the marketplace and to foster more competition than seen before in the biosimilar marketplace.

Managed care and other health professionals must monitor this unprecedented influx of biosimilars and its potential impact on pharmacy operations, patient care, and related cost savings.

This panel session will provide various managed care pharmacy perspectives on adjusting to the rapid biosimilar market expansion, including potential challenges and solutions.

Target Audience

Pharmacists who practice in managed care settings.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Summarize biosimilar concepts related to market competition, access, interchangeability, switching, and substitution.
  2. Identify evidence-based formulary considerations for the current biosimilar market, anticipated launches, and pipeline.
  3. Discuss the benefits and challenges of the biosimilar market expansion among key stakeholders.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 ACPE
    ACPE The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • 1.25 Certificate of Completion
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Course expires: 


Chelsee Jensen, PharmD, BCPS
Senior Pharmacy Specialist
Pharmaceutical Formulary Manager
Mayo Clinic

Prerakkumar Parikh, PharmD
Director, Specialty Clinical Solutions
Magellan Rx Management

Thomas Scott Raisor, PharmD, MPH, MBA, BCACP
Chief, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Section
Defense Health Agency

Annie Schuster, PharmD, FAMCP
Sr. Director, Clinical Pharmacy Programs
Cigna Healthcare


Elizabeth Hill, PharmD, MBA
Director, Professional Affairs

Financial Relationship Disclosures



Reported Relevant Financial Relationships​

Chelsee Jensen​


Consultant: Amgen​

Advisor: Aptitude Health Cases​

Prerakkumar Parikh​


Employee: Magellan Rx Management, a Prime Therapeutics company (PBM)​

Thomas Scott Raisor​


Disclosed no relevant financial relationships.​

Annie Schuster​


Employee: The Cigna Group; Individual Stocks/Stock Options​

Nicole Hancy​


Disclosed no relevant financial relationships.​

Ruby Singh​


Disclosed no relevant financial relationships.​

  • AMCP Staff have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
  • If applicable, relevant financial relationships have been mitigated and documented.
  • Content has undergone a peer review to ensure content validity.

ACPE UAN:0233-0000-23-058-H04-P
Activity Type: Knowledge-Based
Contact Hours: 1.25
Release Date: November 15, 2023 •  Expiration Date: December 31, 2024
Activity Fee: Free for Members and Non-Members

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 Nexus 2023. 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.

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  • 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.

Available Credit

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


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