Federal and State Legislative and Regulatory Update - Nexus 2017

Title:  Federal and State Legislative and Regulatory Update

ACPE UAN #:  0233-9999-17-048-H03-P

Release Date:  October 17, 2017

Expiration Date:  October 17, 2020

Activity Type:    Knowledge-based

Contact Hours:  1.5

Activity Fee:  Member:  Free        Non-Member: $30  (This home study also sold as part of the "Best of AMCP Nexus 2017" one-time subscription set)

Target Audience: Pharmacists who practice in managed care settings.

The live session was presented jointly by AMCP and PRIME Education, LLC and accredited for pharmacists, physicians, and nurses. However, this home study is only accredited for pharmacists.

Activity overview

This must-attend session will bring you timely updates on the latest federal and state legislative and regulatory actions of interest to managed care and specialty pharmacy professionals. This session

will provide an overview of the policy and legislative developments adopted by the Trump administration and Congress. 

Topics discussed will include the repeal and replace efforts surrounding the Affordable Care Act; changes to Medicare Part D and Part B; and policies related to specialty pharmacy and biologic and biosimilar issues. Activities covered at the state level will include efforts to address the opioid epidemic, biosimilars, and utilization management restrictions. Lastly, an overview of the actions of national and state policymakers in efforts to address the cost of drugs will be discussed. 

Learning Objectives:  

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

1. Describe at least one proposal that will impact formularies and medication management decisions by health plans in 2018.

2. Summarize at least two federal legislative proposals this year and the potential impact on managed care pharmacy teams.

3. Discuss at least two major state legislative actions that may have an impact on managed care pharmacy teams.

4. Identify at least one regulatory action that will impact the practices of managed care pharmacy professionals and teams next year.

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.

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.  It is AMCP’s intent that all CPE activities be independent, objective, balanced, evidence-based and free of any commercial bias.

CPE Requirements:   

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 2017. 

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 web sites.  View the minimum technical and system requirements for continuing education online learning activities. 


Abigail Stoddard, PharmD, MBA | Government Affairs Consultant Principal | Prime Therapeutics | Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE UAN #0233-9999-17-048-H03-P 1.5 Contact Hours October 17, 2017 - October 17, 2020