Financial Models to Manage Drug Spend of Gene Therapy - Annual Meeting 2019

ACPE UAN #:  0233-0000-19-015-H04-P

Release Date:  March 25, 2019

Expiration Date:   March 25, 2022

Activity Type:     Knowledge-based

Contact Hours:  1 

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

Target Audience: Pharmacists who practice in managed care settings.

Activity Description

Gene therapy techniques offer potential breakthroughs for patients with serious health conditions. They also are associated with significant short-term costs yet hold the promise of long-term savings if they deliver durable benefits such as reduced mortality and improved health and quality of life, which can lead to lower health care costs, improved productivity and reduced disability. Thus, gene therapy raises questions about how costs are managed and distributed across systems and payers. Innovative and novel financing and reimbursement strategies may be needed to support sustainable patient access to these new treatments. During this session, participants will explore managed care and provider strategies for addressing gene therapy.

Learning Objectives:  

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

  1. Explain the short-term and long-term financial impacts associated with gene therapy.
  2. Discuss managed care strategies for addressing issues posed by gene therapy, including formulary considerations.
  3. Describe innovative and novel payment strategies that may be used to support access to gene therapy.
  4. Discuss learnings that have emerged from the development of payment models for the use of gene therapy using real-world examples.

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. 

Accreditation Statement:

The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) 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.  AMCP intends that all CPE activities be independent, objective, balanced, evidence-based, and free of any commercial bias.

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 Specialty Connect 2019.

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.

Statement of Commercial Support

This educational activity is supported by independent educational grants from AveXis Inc., Genzyme Corporation, Pfizer and Sarepta Therapeutics.


Clifford Goodman, PhD | Senior Vice President & Director | Lewin Center for Comparative Effectiveness Research | Falls Church, Virginia.

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Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE UAN #0233-0000-19-015-H04-P 1 Contact Hour March 25, 2019 - March 25, 2022