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State and Federal Regulation of PBMs

Legislative and Regulatory Efforts to Open the Black Box of PBMs

Published by Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding
and Washington State Pharmacy Association




Summary

State and Federal Regulation of PBMs – Legislative and Regulatory Efforts to Open the Black Box of PBMs and Bring Transparency and Equity to Independent Pharmacies

Presented by: Payal Amin, Pharm.D., RPh, Esq. and A.J. Barbarito, Esq. of Frier Levitt LLC

Learning Objectives for pharmacists and technicians:
1. Attendees will gain an understanding of recent legislative action by states aimed at regulating PBM practices, including audit practices, post-point of sale fees like DIR and GER, patient “steering,” and MAC reimbursement.

2. Attendees will learn about efforts to procure transparency from PBMs, including possible model laws for requiring heightened transparency, and legal avenues some pharmacies may have to gain access to opaque PBM information.

3. Attendees will learn about the case before the Supreme Court of the United States, PCMA v. Rutledge, the outcome of which will affect future efforts at state regulation of PBMs, for better or worse.

4. Attendees will be able to identify the kinds of laws they want passed on the state and federal levels, and will be able to go to their elected representatives to demand the introduction of bills that will arm compounding and other independent pharmacies with the means to procure transparency and even even-handedness from PBMs.

Accreditation Information:
This lesson is a knowledge-based CE activity and is targeted to pharmacists and technicians.
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The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as providers of continuing pharmacy education. This program is approved for 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEUs) of continuing education credit for pharmacists and technicians. UAN #: 0046-9999-20-290-H03-P/T.

If you are interested in earning credit for this program, please note that you will be asked to enter your NABP e-Profile ID during the credit selection step of the registration process. If you have not yet registered your NABP e-Profile ID, please visit www.nabp.net.

CE credit and certificates of attendance will be provided only to those individuals who registered and logged into the webinar online. If you want CE credit and your certificate of attendance, you must have purchased the program and logged into the web portion under that registration so that we can verify attendance.


Presenters
Payal Amin, Pharm.D., RPh, Esq.


A.J. Barbarito, Esq.

Frier Levitt LLC


Originally Published
December 8, 2020

Program Titles and Supporting Materials
This program contains the following components:
  • State and Federal Regulation of PBMs - Video
  • State and Federal Regulation of PBMs - Paper

How To Attend
Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.

Technical Requirements
You may access this course on a computer or mobile device with high speed internet (iPhones require iOS 10 or higher). Recommended browsers are Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

Credit
If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.

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