Visions of a US Value-Based Health Care System

ACPE UAN #:  0233-0000-18-015-H04-P

Release DateApril 24, 2018

Expiration Date:  April 24, 2021

Activity Type:    Knowledge-based

Contact Hours1.25

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

Target Audience: Pharmacists who practice in managed care settings.

Activity Description

Value—a word of great promise and ambiguity—continues to chisel and sculpt the national health care system at large. Whether through benefit design, provider reimbursement, pharmaceutical pricing and contracts, patient access and incentives, drug approvals, coverage issues, or regulatory issues, value continues to carve different tracks through health care. While value offers great promise, there are unintended risks. In the Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy editorial, “Changing the Way We Pay for Health Care: Is Value the New Plastic?” Dr. Robert P. Navarro steps back to piece together the bigger picture and contemplates our odyssey through value. Join this high-level session to review the transformation and incorporation of value across the health care spectrum, as we know it today.  To access Dr. Navarro’s article, please visit

Learning Objectives:  

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

  1. Review the impact and incorporation of “value” across the health care distribution system, including on patients, providers, managed care, pharmaceutical industry, and federal agencies.
  2. Discuss the objectives, outcomes, and unintended consequences of the overall shift to a value-based health system.
  3. Summarize new approaches pharmaceutical companies are taking as part of building their value strategies to support better patient access to innovative pharmaceuticals.

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.  

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

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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 Annual Meeting 2018. 

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.


Robert P. Navarro, PharmD | Clinical Professor | University of Florida College of Pharmacy | Ponte Vedra, Florida.

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Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE UAN #0233-0000-18-015-H04-P 1.25 Contact Hours April 24, 2018 - April 24, 2021