Available Until 10/20/2023

Federal and State Legislative and Regulatory Update Nexus 2020

ACPE UAN #:  0233-0000-20-010-H03-P

Release Date:  October 20, 2020

Expiration Date:   October 20, 2023

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

In today’s world there are many uncertainties, especially with the COVID-19 pandemic, but health care legislation and regulation continue to move at a staggering pace. It is vital for managed care professionals to stay abreast of upcoming legislative and regulatory activity to prepare for potential changes that can impact their practice.

This must-attend session will bring you timely updates on the latest federal and state legislative and regulatory actions of interest to managed care and specialty pharmacy professionals. In addition, this session will include current developments on Capitol Hill and within federal agencies and state governments on topics such as the high cost of medications, utilization management, updates on Medicare Parts B and D, and policies related to biologic and biosimilars. Session leaders will also discuss the current political environment and how the upcoming elections may impact policies of interest to managed care pharmacy.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Describe at least one proposal that will impact formularies and medication management decisions by health plans in the coming year.
  2. Summarize federal proposals from the past year and the potential impact on managed care pharmacy.
  3. Discuss at least two major state legislative trends that may have an impact on managed care pharmacy.
  4. Identify at least one regulatory action that will impact the practices of managed care pharmacy professionals next year. 

Schedule of Educational Activity:

This activity consists of an audio recording, pre-test assessment questions (not required to pass to 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 CPE credit for this home study activity only if they have not claimed credit for the live activity presented at AMCP Nexus 2020 Virtual.

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 National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) e-Profile account.

To receive credit for a home study activity you must:

  • Review the full content of the home study activity.
  • Complete the post-test and achieve a score of 70% or higher.
  • Complete a specific activity evaluation.

System Technical Requirements/Viewing Requirements

Courses and continuing education activities are delivered via your Web browser and Acrobat PDF.  For all activities, you should have a basic comfort level using a computer and navigating websites. View the minimum technical and system requirements for all continuing education activities. 

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE UAN #0233-0000-20-010-H03-P 1 Contact Hour October 20, 2020 - October 20, 2023