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    Home Study Details


    Program Type

    Home Study

    Credits

    1 Contact Hour(s)

    Release Date

    Friday, January 20, 2017

    Offline Date

    Monday, January 20, 2020

    ACPE Expiration Date

    Monday, January 20, 2020

    Target Audience

    Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician, Nurse

    Cost

    $30.00

    • Overview

      This monograph questions whether managed care has fully realized its potential to improve the quality of patient care while also stabilizing the costs of health care. The monograph suggests that managed care activities have focused almost entirely on cost containment, with far less emphasis on quality improvement. The lack of transparency in managed care contracts impedes a productive discussion between pharmacists and employers regarding the value that pharmacists can bring to health care provided to employees/plan members.

      This monograph can be taken as a standalone 1 credit hour home study in law (ACPE accredited) but is also a component of the Pharmacy Regulatory Specialist curriculum. To qualify as a PRS, one must enroll in each of the five (5) live PRS pharmacy law webinars given throughout the year and successfully complete twenty-six (26) one-credit monographs. Once all requirements have been completed, the participant must pass a final comprehensive exam (70% or higher) and pay $199 for the recording and issuing of the Pharmacy Regulatory Specialist Certificate.

      Handouts

      • Homestudy PDF :   0798000017025H03.pdf

      Financial Support By

      PharmCon
    • Pharmacist

      Discuss the pros and cons of expanded regulation of PBMs.
      List the characteristics of managed care organizations.
      Describe legal challenges created by the prescription benefit.

      Pharmacy Technician

      Discuss the pros and cons of expanded regulation of PBMs.
      List the characteristics of managed care organizations.
      Describe legal challenges created by the prescription benefit.

      Nurse

      List the characteristics of managed care organizations.
      Describe legal challenges created by the prescription benefit.
      Discuss the pros and cons of expanded regulation of PBMs.
    • Activity Type

      Knowledge

      CE Broker

      20-592042

      Universal Activity Number

      Pharmacist 0798-0000-17-026-H03-P
      Pharmacy Technician 0798-0000-17-026-H03-T
      Nurse 0798-0000-17-026-H03-P

      ACPE PharmCon is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

      PharmCon is an approved course provider for continuing education for nurses by the Florida Board of Nursing. PharmCon is also recognized by the California Board of Nursing as a provider of nursing programs.

      In order to obtain a Statement of Credit, participants must score no less than a 70% on the activity's test and complete a program evaluation.


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    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
    Speakers or headphones
     
     


    SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
    Microsoft Edge
    Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher
    Google Chrome
    Safari
    Firefox 3.0.3 or higher
    Adobe Acrobat Reader


    NETWORK REQUIREMENTS
    Broadband Internet Connection:
    T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
    4G cellular connection
     
     
     

    This continuing education activity is held as copyright by PharmCon, Inc. Through this notice, PharmCon, Inc. grants permission of its use for educational purposes only. These materials may not be used, in whole or in part, for any commercial purposes without prior permission in writing from the copyright owner(s).