Pharmacists' Role within Value Based Care Models, Home Study 2020

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Value-based care models are evolving rapidly. The pharmacist’s role in these models is not well established or measurements clearly defined or understood as it relates to pharmacists’ patient care services.  A collaborative approach to identify and develop a system for referral between pharmacists and other health care providers and between pharmacists themselves needs to also be defined to ensure patient and healthcare team member access the pharmacists who can best address the needs of the patient, resolve issues and recommend action plans for patient management.  Under value-based care models, various team members can play a vital role in meeting established measures that can lead to enhanced team compensation.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of these knowledge-based activities, the pharmacist will be able to:

  1. Discuss emerging opportunities for pharmacists in value-based care models.
  2. Explain the factors that may influence reimbursement in value-based care.
  3. Discuss examples of Alternative Payment Models (APM) and how pharmacists are participating in these models.
  4. Assess potential payment model reform options and how pharmacists may be affected.

Activity Type: Knowledge-based
Target Audience: Pharmacists
Learning Level: 2

Accreditation Information

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The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The following home study CPE activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours of CPE credit (0.10 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-20-136-H04-P.

To obtain 1.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit (0.10 CEUs) for completing "Pharmacists’ Role within Value Based Care Models," complete the CPE examination and evaluation questions. A Statement of Credit will be available upon achieving a passing grade of 70% or better. Please visit CPE monitor for your transcript. 

APhA continuing pharmacy education policy provides you with two opportunities to successfully complete this continuing pharmacy education examination. Please note that you will not be permitted to submit the examination a third time. The current policy of the APhA Education Department is not to release the correct answers to any of our CPE tests. This policy is intended to maintain the integrity of the CPE activity and the test. This policy also meets the ACPE standards for quality education. Individuals completing this activity by March 15, 2022 can receive credit.

If you already claimed credit for the live version of this activity (ACPE Universal Activity Number: 0202-0000-16-198-L04-P) you are NOT eligible to receive credit for the home study version.

Release date: March 15, 2020

Expiration date: March 15, 2022 - NO CREDIT GRANTED AFTER THIS DATE


"Pharmacists’ Role within Value Based Care Models" is a home-study, continuing education activity for pharmacists developed by the American Pharmacists Association.

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Anne Burns, RPh
American Pharmacists Association
Vice President
Professional Affairs


Anne Burns, RPh, declare no conflicts of interest or financial interests in any product or service mentioned in this activity, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, and honoraria. 

APhA's editorial staff declare no conflicts of interest or financial interests in any product or service mentioned in this activity, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, and honoraria. For a complete list of APhA staff disclosures, please see the Accreditation information section at

Conflicts of interest have been resolved through content review by Helen Sairany, PharmD, BCACP, Associate Director of Content Development at the American Pharmacists Association.

Activity Fee

There is no fee associated with this activity. 

System Requirements

Computer and Internet access is required to complete this activity.  Please visit our website to view the System Requirements to have a positive learning experience.

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE# 0202-0000-20-136-H04-P 0.1 CEUs March 15, 2020 - March 15, 2022