A Path Forward: Medicaid Accountable Care Organization Implementation

ACPE UAN #:  0233-0000-18-057-H04-P

Release DateOctober 23, 2018

Expiration Date:  October 23, 2021

Activity Type:    Knowledge-based

Contact Hours:  1.5

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

Target Audience: Pharmacists who practice in managed care settings.

Activity Description

While a dozen states have implemented new Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Medicaid models, another 12 are in the planning phases. These models include the use of innovative value-based payment structures, quality measurement, and improvement components, along with the use of health information technology (HIT) and data analysis. The application of inventive payment models through ACOs is still new, but early results appear promising.  Don’t miss this opportunity to learn best practices and pitfalls from the experiences of those who recently implemented a large ACO model.

Learning Objectives:  

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

  1. Describe at least two ways in which Accountable Care Organization (ACO) models differ from traditional care models.
  2. Discuss the value of the Medicaid ACO model.
  3. Identify key implementation activities and best practices for ACO model implementation.

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.

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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 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.


Jane Guo, PharmD, MBA | Managed Market Liaison Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development and Commercialization, Inc. | New York, New York.

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Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE UAN #0233-0000-18-057-H04-P 1.5 Contact Hours October 23, 2018 - October 23, 2021