Collaborative Multiple Sclerosis Care Management Approach

ACPE UAN #:  0233-9999-17-052-H04-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

Multiple sclerosis is a debilitating, chronic illness and a key driver of medical and pharmacy costs. Managing these costs is challenging,  and methods for improving the cost picture are continuously being sought. This session will examine an innovative partnership program that created analytic methods and assessments to target MS patients who could benefit from interventions.  

The program’s predictive analytic model uses historical prescription claims to identify patients with expected future high medical spending, along with potential adherence issues. This session will explore the program in-depth, along with the economic and disease burden associated with multiple sclerosis.

Learning Objectives:  

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

1. Discuss the disease and economic burden associated with a multiple sclerosis population.

2. Identify innovative models of care created through a multi-stakeholder and interprofessional approach.

3. Recognize opportunities to incorporate predictive analytic models with a focus on holistic patient care.

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. 


Erin Lopata, PharmD | Manager, Clinical Pharmacy | UPMC Health Plan | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE UAN #0233-9999-17-052-H04-P 1.5 Contact Hours October 17, 2017 - October 17, 2020