Innovations in Managed Care for Oncology Specialty Pharmacy

ACPE UAN #:  0233-0000-20-06-H01-P

Release Date:  November 10, 2020

Expiration Date:   November 10, 2023

Activity Type:    Knowledge-based

Contact Hours:   1

Activity Fee:  Member:  Free        Non-Member:  Free

Target Audience: Pharmacists who practice in managed care settings.

Activity Description

Benefit designs and management tools promoting high-quality care while simultaneously addressing total cost of care, are critical for improving value in oncology. However, there are many challenges around defining value in oncology care and discerning which interventions are best utilized to promote value.. Various value frameworks and alternative
payment models in oncology have provided some insight into possible next- generation oncology management. These models however have not led to widespread adoption and may lack the ability to scale. Meanwhile, payers are still struggling to mitigate the rising trend in oncology.

Established payer management tools need to be repurposed in order to bring innovation to oncology management. Tools such as utilization management must be adapted to address the increasing complexity of oncology treatments including an expansion of oral therapy options and the explosion of precision medicine. In the era of precision medicine,
appropriate oncology drug utilization is inseparable from genomic testing and yet genomic testing remains largely unmanaged or is completely disconnected from the drug therapy management. Patient management programs can fill gaps in service such as palliative care.  Unit cost management strategies must also be adapted in unique ways to increase value.  Programs such as dose optimization and oncology site-of-service programs improve value within the context of delivering clinically appropriate but high cost therapies. In this webinar, oncology management approaches that consider all of these facets of management and develop holistic solutions to ensure patients receive high-quality, high-value oncology care will be explored.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Describe attempts to define value in oncology care including value frameworks and
    alternative payment models.
  2. Summarize innovative ways payers can adapt traditional management strategies to
    bring added value to oncology treatment.
  3. Discuss challenges with right sizing drug costs and ways that unit cost management,
    applied in unique ways can help to mitigate this issue.

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 Specialty Connect 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.

Statement of Commercial Support:

This program is supported by independent medical education grants from Celgene Corporation and Pfizer Inc.

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 #0233-0000-20-006-H01-P 1 Contact Hour November 10, 2020 - November 10, 2023