Available Until 12/31/2022

Moderate-to-Severe Challenges with Managing Moderate-to-Severe Plaque Psoriasis

This educational activity is supported by unrestricted educational grants from Pfizer, Inc.

Course Description:

Staying up-to-date with plaque psoriasis treatment has become a difficult but necessary task for managed care pharmacists. A variety of available therapeutic options brings both patient-care benefits and major expenditure for payers. Are traditional benefit strategies effective in managing trend in the use of biologics and biosimilars or do the challenges warrant contemporary approaches?

This session will focus on recently approved and pipeline products for the treatment of plaque psoriasis, benefit design challenges within this space, and strategies to effectively manage plaque psoriasis trend.

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  1. Review the evidence supporting novel plaque psoriasis therapies.
  2. Identify plaque psoriasis trend management challenges.
  3. Discuss a benefit design strategy to effectively control plaque psoriasis medication spend, while still ensuring appropriate patients are able to receive necessary medication.


Steven Kheloussi, PharmD, MBA

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice; Senior Pharmacist, Clinical Pharmacy Strategies

Wilkes University; Highmark, Inc.

Wilkes-Barre, PA

Carly Rodriguez, PharmD, FAMCP

Vice President & Chief Pharmacy Officer

Moda Health

Portland, OR


Penny Surratt, RN, MBA

Senior Director, Trade Relations

ReCept Health Care Services

Palmer, Texas


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:0233-0000-21-043-H01-P • Activity Type: Knowledge-Based
Contact Hours: 1.25
Release Date: October 19, 2021 •  Expiration Date: December 31, 2022
Activity Fee: Free for Members and 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 Nexus 2021. 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.

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Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE UAN #0233-0000-21-043-H01-P 1.25 Contact Hours October 19, 2021 - December 31, 2022