Available Until 12/31/2023

The Path to Selection and Implementation of Value-Based Contracts

Course Description:

As innovative, high-cost treatment options become more available in the US health care market, there has been increasing desire among stakeholders to shift towards payment models based on treatment value and outcomes. For payers, these payment models also help share risk when therapies are approved through the expedited review pathways that offer limited evidence upon approval.

This session will review the various types of value-based arrangements with a focus on newer models and the current role of value-based arrangements among key stakeholders with examples of how best to select and utilize specific payment models.

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  1. Summarize the current landscape relative to the adoption of value-based arrangements among manufacturers, payers, and health systems.
  2. Identify best practices and challenges with implementing various types of value-based arrangements.
  3. List key considerations when determining which type of value-based arrangement to utilize in a specific situation.
  4. Based on case studies, describe key learnings from the implementation of value-based arrangements and what payers are seeking with future value-based arrangements.


Chester B. Good, MD, MPH

Senior Medical Director for Value Based Pharmacy

UPMC Health Plan

Pittsburgh, PA

Jennifer S. Graff, PharmD

Senior Director, Professional Affairs


Alexandria, VA

Robert O'Brien, RPh

Vice President, Specialty Pharmacy

Real Endpoints

Hopewell Junction, NY


Jessica Daw, PharmD, MBA

Senior Director, Clinical Pharmacy

UPMC Health Plan

Pittsburgh, PA


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:0233-0000-22-050-H04-P • Activity Type: Knowledge-Based
Contact Hours: 1.25
Release Date: October 13, 2022 •  Expiration Date: December 31, 2023
Activity Fee: Free 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 Nexus 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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Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE UAN #0233-0000-22-050-H04-P 1.25 Contact Hours October 13, 2022 - December 31, 2023