Contact Hours: 1.0 | Activity Type: Knowledge-based | ACPE UAN: 0233-0000-18-080-L04-P
Market change is all around us. Large scale corporate mergers, delivery systems integrating, new ways of paying providers, potential for technology companies to enter the market, and lots of discussion on drug pricing. Health plans are thinking about drugs differently as a result. And as we approach the Fall of 2018, many Americans list health care as a top issue and a likely differentiator in congressional races.
The impact on managed care pharmacy is profound and changes are ongoing. If an oncologist doesn’t get paid more to prescribe a more expensive drug, how will she change her behavior? What is the effect on consumers if the government disallows rebates and discounts? How does the rise of managed care in public programs affect what is prescribed, the distribution system, and outcomes for patients?
This must-attend session will highlight the biggest commercial and policy issues facing the practice of managed care pharmacy – with an emphasis on the changes that are likely to affect your work.
At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to: