Available Until 12/31/2023

Health Policy Trends Impacting Managed Care Pharmacy: Are You Ready?

Please note this online program is not accredited for continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit.

Release Date:  April 24, 2020

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

Target Audience: Pharmacists who practice in managed care settings.  

Program Description: 

Congress, the White House, and presidential candidates are proposing major health policy changes in an election year where health care is a top issue on voters’ minds. Potential disruptors on the horizon: The Supreme Court will soon hear a case about state regulation of pharmacy benefits managers. Partnerships, vertical integration, and new entrants are shaking up the supply chain. And a coming wave of high-cost treatments will affect public and private payers alike.

What could the future look like, and how can managed care professionals be prepared to make a difference? Join health policy expert John O’Brien, former senior advisor at the Department of Health and Human Services, will describe potential changes to the health policy and commercial landscape in this highly interactive session.

Learning Objectives:

1. Compare and contrast proposals being discussed by Congress, the Trump administration, and presidential candidates.
2. Identify examples of commercial activity that could affect the pharmaceutical supply chain.
3. Recognize potential changes in health policy and reimbursement that could affect managed care organizations.

Schedule of Educational Activity

This online program consists of an audio recording and an activity evaluation.

Online Education Requirements:   

Please note this online program is not accredited for continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit.


Vice President, Policy & Regulatory Affairs | OptumRx.

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