Available Until 12/31/2023

The Dash for NASH: A Managed Care Perspective

Course Description:

Although no drug is currently FDA approved for non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), the pipeline is plentiful. The first agent to market will be a big specialty deal. The FDA has provided guidance for industry regarding clinical trial design and expected efficacy endpoints. However, even with this guidance, there are many questions surrounding the right patient population for these drugs.

This session will include a health plan’s preliminary analysis of the potential pool of patients with NASH, discuss the needed inputs for an estimated budgetary impact model, and provide perspective regarding efficacy, safety, and cost-effectiveness of drugs approved for NASH.

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  1. Discuss NASH, including clinical manifestations, current treatment options, and pipeline.
  2. Describe one health plan’s NASH population and the components and limitations of a budget impact model designed to estimate cost avoidance and trend modeling.
  3. Review what payers need to know about NASH in order to manage budgetary expectations.


Amy Lugo, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist and Formulary Manager

Defense Health Agency

San Antonio, TX

Gregory Palmrose, PharmD, PhD, BCACP

Chief, Enterprise Integrated Analytic Solutions

Defense Health Agency, Pharmacy Operations Division, Market Management Branch

San Antonio, TX


Ashley Holzworth-Nash, PharmD

Vice President, Clinical Strategy

Express Scripts


The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

ACPE UAN:0233-0000-22-009-L01-P • Activity Type: Knowledge-Based
Contact Hours: 1.25
Release Date: March 31, 2022 •  Expiration Date: December 31, 2023
Activity Fee: $15 for Members and $30 for Non-Members

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 2022. 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.

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  • 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.

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Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE UAN #0233-0000-22-009-H01-P 1.25 Contact Hours March 31, 2022 - December 31, 2023