Federal and State Legislative and Regulatory Update - Annual Meeting 2018

ACPE UAN #:  0233-0000-18-023-H03-P

Release DateApril 24, 2018

Expiration Date:  April 24, 2021

Activity Type:    Knowledge-based

Contact Hours1.25

Activity Fee:  Member:  $15        Non-Member: $30

Target Audience: Pharmacists who practice in managed care settings.

Activity Description

This must-attend session will bring you timely updates on the latest federal and state legislative and regulatory actions of interest to pharmacists and other managed care and specialty pharmacy professionals. This session will address first quarter developments on Capitol Hill and in the federal agencies. Topics discussed will include updates on the Affordable Care Act; Medicare Parts B and D; and policies related to specialty pharmacy, biologic and biosimilar issues and value-based contracts. Activities covered at the state level will include efforts to address the opioid epidemic, drug pricing, biosimilars, and utilization management restrictions.

Learning Objectives:  

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

  1. Describe at least one proposal that could impact formularies and medication management in the health insurance marketplaces in 2018.
  2. Summarize at least two federal legislative proposals this year and the potential impact on managed care pharmacy.
  3. Discuss at least two state legislative trends that may have a significant impact on managed care pharmacy.
  4. Identify at least one regulatory action with the potential to impact managed care pharmacy this 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 Annual Meeting 2018. 

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.


Collin Conway, PharmD | Manager, Pharmacy Product Development and Business Analysis |  Kaiser Permanente Washington | Renton, Washington.

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Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE UAN #0233-0000-18-023-H03-P 1.25 Contact Hours April 24, 2018 - April 24, 2021