Managing Different Perspectives: Panel Discussion on Integrating Medical and Pharmacy Benefits

ACPE UAN #:  0233-0000-20-015-H04-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

With several new treatments crossing the traditional dividing lines between medical and pharmacy benefits, there are many questions on how to best manage the coverage for these medications. No clear-cut solution has emerged, as there is a complex web of perspectives to identify and evaluate. This session will bring together multiple viewpoints to discuss challenges and debate different strategies for integrating medical and pharmacy benefits and the potential impact on stakeholders such as the health plan and provider.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Identify and debate various ways health plans and PBM’s categorize drugs as medical vs pharmacy benefit.
  2. Describe potential strategies for managing benefit integration and how these strategies impact the different stakeholders.
  3. Examine challenges facing different stakeholders related to the categorization and integration of medical and pharmacy benefits.

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.

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Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE UAN #0233-0000-20-015-H04-P 1 Contact Hour October 20, 2020 - October 20, 2023