2021 Federal and State Legislative and Regulatory Update

Session Description:

2021 began with a new administration in the White House, a new majority party in Congress, and a continuing global pandemic. Despite these changes — or perhaps because of them — health care legislation and regulation continue to rapidly evolve. It is essential for managed care professionals to stay abreast of legislative and regulatory activity to prepare for the potential impact on their practice.

Presented by AMCP’s Policy and Government Relations team, this must-attend session will feature the latest federal and state legislative and regulatory actions of interest to managed care and specialty pharmacy professionals. Session presenters will highlight AMCP’s 2021 government relations priority issues, as they share the latest legislative developments by Congress, recent regulations from federal agencies under the Biden administration, and pertinent legislative and regulatory updates within key state governments. Topics include accessibility and affordability of medications and therapies, value-based pharmacy care strategies, updates on Medicaid and Medicare Parts B and D, and policy developments on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  • Identify at least one federal and one state legislative proposal and its impact on managed care pharmacy.
  • Identify at least one federal and one state regulatory proposal and its impact on managed care pharmacy.
  • Describe two executive actions undertaken by the Biden administration within its first 100 days that impact managed care pharmacy.


Adam Colborn, JD
Manager, Policy & Government Relations
Alexandria, VA

Jennifer L. Mathieu, MA
Director, Government Relations
Alexandria, VA

Carrie Monks, MPA
Director, Regulatory Affairs
Alexandria, VA

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.


The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

ACPE UAN:0233-0000-21-006-H03-P • Activity Type: Knowledge-Based
Contact Hours: 1
Release Date: May 26, 2021 •  Expiration Date: December 31, 2022
Activity Fee: $15 for Members and $30 for Non-Members

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 2021 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 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.

System Technical Requirements/Viewing Requirements:

System Requirements Courses and learning 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 continuing education online learning activities.

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE UAN #0233-0000-21-006-H03-P 1 Contact Hour April 13, 2021 - December 31, 2022