The Current State of Value-Based Contracting

ACPE UAN #:  0233-0000-19-029-H04-P

Release Date:  March 26, 2019

Expiration Date:   March 26, 2022

Activity Type:    Knowledge-based

Contact Hours:  1.25 

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

Target Audience: Pharmacists who practice in managed care settings.

Activity Description

Value-based contracting (VBC) has shown significant promise as an emerging model that rewards value rather than volume in health care. But where does VBC stand now? Keeping up with the latest trends, innovations and emerging best practices is important to manage these contracts to their greatest potential.

Join this session to discover where we are as a nation in implementing VBCs. Learn what are the hot disease states for VBC development, the current trends in VBC, and how rare disease contracts are being approached.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Describe the current trends in value-based contracting (VBC), including hot disease states for VBCs.
  2. Discuss strategies for approaching rare disease VBCs.
  3. Review information technology strategies and needs for VBCs.
  4. Explain the current status of VBCs within the United States.

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.

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.

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 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.


Jeff Hawes, PharmD | Vice President Sales | Citizens Rx | Oak Park, Illinois.

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Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE UAN #0233-0000-19-029-H04-P 1.25 Contact Hours March 26, 2019 - March 26, 2022