Key Forces Driving Change in Oncology

ACPE UAN #:  0233-0000-18-009-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

Oncology practice is changing rapidly as new advances in innovation lead to new evidence and testing requirements, as well as treatment guidelines. Also, helping drive change in oncology practice is new coverage and reimbursement policies based on new clinical and safety evidence. Together, these developments underscore the need for payers to keep up with rapid advances and market forces shaping this sector.  As oncology, the practice continues to become more sophisticated and therapy more individualized what forces are driving the future of oncology practice and change in delivery models? How will payers be involved in these changes?

This session will provide a detailed discussion of three current forces driving change in oncology and care delivery models—(1) value-based care, (2) digital health, and (3) precision medicine—and what payers need to know about these drivers. 

Learning Objectives:  

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

  1. Summarize why value-based care, digital health, and precision medicine are all considered forces driving change in oncology.
  2. Discuss at least three care delivery challenges today and possible solutions to these challenges.
  3. Identify the key features of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Oncology Care Model.
  4. Define the qualities that result in high-value care for oncology patients.
  5. List an example of how digital health can be used to optimize oncology care. 

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.  


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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.


James R. Hopsicker, RPh, MBA | Vice President, Pharmacy Programs | MVP Health Care | Schenectady, New York.

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Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE UAN #0233-0000-18-009-H04-P 1.25 Contact Hours April 24, 2018 - April 24, 2021