Putting it Into Practice: Examples of Successful Practices in PCMHs and ACOs

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With growing interest in value-based payment models, there is opportunity for pharmacists in accountable care organizations (ACOs), patient centered medical homes (PCMHs), and more traditional care sites to provide care for patients. These pharmacists seek to improve patient outcomes and related quality scores while reducing the cost. They practice in a variety of settings, some bill for their services while others see patients with the intent to lower the overall cost of care and improve quality. Many have collaborative practice agreements with their providers and see patients on a referral basis. Whether you are wanting to expand services or are just getting started, this webinar will offer advice from successful practices regarding how to put these strategies into practice.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe successful strategies for pharmacist integration into patient centered medical homes (PCMHs) and accountable care organizations (ACOs).
  • Discuss roles and care delivery models for pharmacists within value-based care.
  • Discuss pharmacist funding models in various PCMHs and ACOs. 

Activity type: Knowledge-based
Target Audience: Pharmacists 
Learning level: 2

Accreditation Information


The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The following education course is approved for 1.0 contact hour of CPE credit (0.1 CEU). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-20-241-H04-P. 

To obtain credit for completing Putting it Into Practice: Examples of Successful Practices in PCMHs and ACOs,  participants will need to watch the archived webinar, complete the assessment with a grade of 70% or better, complete the evaluation questions, and then CLAIM credit. Participants need to have a valid pharmacist.com username and password to claim credit. After credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor for your transcript.

APhA continuing pharmacy education policy provides you with two opportunities to successfully complete this continuing pharmacy education assessment. Please note that you will not be permitted to submit the assessment 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 assessment.

Initial release date: July 21, 2020
Expiration date: July 21, 2023 - No credit can be earned after this date


Putting it Into Practice: Examples of Successful Practices in PCMHs and ACOs is an activity for pharmacists developed by the American Pharmacists Association. © 2020 American Pharmacists Association


Amy Thompson, PharmD; Rachel Barhorst, PharmD, BCACP; Rena Gosser, PharmD, BCPS, and 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, visit the APhA website at www.pharmacist.com/apha-disclosures

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


There is no fee associated with this activity, which is available to APhA members as a free member benefit. 

System Requirements

Computer and internet access are required to complete this activity.  Please visit our website to view the Technology System Requirements in order to have a positive learning experience.