Releasing Format Version 4.1: Updates, Perspectives and Application

ACPE UAN #:  0233-0000-19-065-H04-P

Release DateOctober 31, 2019

Expiration Date:  October 31, 2022

Activity Type:    Knowledge-based

Contact Hours:  1.5 

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

Target Audience: Pharmacists who practice in managed care settings.

Activity Description:

The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy developed the AMCP Format for Formulary Submission as a template and guidance that has become one of the most widely recognized standards for requesting and receiving clinical and economic evidence from manufacturers. The Format is used to evaluate the value of pharmaceutical products, tests, and devices and help health care decision-makers with

formulary decision-making and other population health decision-making.  In 2019, AMCP’s Format Executive Committee reviewed and drafted the sixth revision of the AMCP Format. This update aligns with recent guidance from the Food and Drug Administration on manufacturers’ communication of

information about unapproved products and unapproved uses of approved products to payers, formulary committees, or other similar entities. This latest update to the Format explains how to present information and evidence throughout the continuous life-cycle of products.  This session will provide a brief historical perspective on the AMCP Format with a focus on the recent updates proposed in Format Version 4.1. In addition, the session will discuss how the Format is applied to managed care practice and some of the issues considered during the development of this new version. 

Learning Objectives:

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

  1.  Summarize at least two updates made to the AMCP Format 4.1 from the previous version.
  2.  Identify at least one application of dossiers developed according to the AMCP Format in managed care pharmacy practice.
  3.  Explain the different perspectives on issues faced during the development of the AMCP Format version 4.1 such as sharing drug pricing information prior to regulatory approval and manufacturer proactive versus reactive communications as related to formulary information. 

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 AMCP Nexus 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.


Iris Tam | PharmD, FAMCP |  Senior Director and Head, HEOR, Patient Access & Value | Coeus Consulting Group | Daly City, California.

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Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE UAN #0233-0000-19-065-H04-P 1.5 Contact Hours October 31, 2019 - October 31, 2022