Available Until 12/31/2024

Biosimilar Operational Readiness: Managed Care Stakeholder Preparation for Market Expansion

Course Description: 

With the emergence of biologics in the chronic inflammatory diseases space, all eyes are focused on the current and upcoming biosimilar pipeline. Many prominently used biologics are scheduled to lose patent protection in 2023, paving the way for a new wave of biosimilars to flood the marketplace.

It is crucial for managed care and other health professionals to monitor this unprecedented influx of biosimilars and its potential impact on pharmacy operations, patient care, and related cost savings.

This panel session will provide various managed care pharmacy perspectives on preparing for the biosimilar market expansion, including potential challenges and solutions.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Summarize the benefits and challenges of the potential biosimilar marketing expansion in 2023.
  2. Identify possible managed care pharmacy strategies for managing biosimilar marketing expansion including the impacts on pharmacy operations and providers.
  3. Describe strategies for improving education and adoption of biosimilars among key stakeholders including providers and pharmacy staff.


Molly Borchardt, PharmD

Director, Specialty Pharmacy and Innovation

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

Durham, NC

Kim N. Le, PharmD

Vice President, National Clinical Pharmacy Services

Kaiser Permanente

Downey, CA

Gary Rice, RPh MS MBA CSP

Senior Advisor

MedImpact Healthcare System, Inc

Fenton, MI


Cate Lockhart, MS, PharmD, PhD

Executive Director

Biologics and Biosimilars Collective Intelligence Consortium

Alexandria, VA


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:0233-0000-23-019-H01-P • Activity Type: Knowledge-Based
Contact Hours: 1.25
Release Date: March 23, 2023 •  Expiration Date: December 31, 2024
Activity Fee: Free 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 2023. 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.

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Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE UAN #0233-0000-23-019-H01-P 1.25 Contact Hours March 23, 2023 - December 31, 2024