Pre-Conference Programs

The following pre-conferences will be offered during AMCP Nexus 2024:

Residency Program Design and Conduct

The Residency Program Design and Conduct Preconference program has been designed to review the newly developed and harmonized PGY1 Competency Areas, Goals, and Objectives (CAGOs) that go into effect July 2024 and align with the accreditation standards implemented in July 2023 for the design and conduct of a PGY1 managed care pharmacy residency program. The session will include requirements related to program purpose, competency areas, goals and objectives, program structure, learning experiences, orientation, use of preceptor roles, evaluation, resident development plans, continuous residency program improvement, and residency program director and preceptor qualifications.


Hot Topics in Health Policy: Focus on Medicare Part D Redesign ad PBM Reform

With rising medical treatment costs and increased scrutiny of health care reimbursement and access, health policy is more important than ever. Two specific health policy topics warrant a comprehensive understanding for managed care professionals to plan and operationalize changes effectively in advance of 2025.

With the rollout of the Medicare Part D benefit redesign and the introduction of the Medicare Prescription Payment Plan (M3P) starting in 2025, payers need to create an internal implementation plan to ensure compliance with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations and program guidance for this important new program. The first portion of this Pre-Conference Program will provide a quick update on implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and primarily focus on reviewing the details of M3P to make sure you’re prepared. Attendees will have an opportunity to engage in several interactive planning scenarios to better understand the role of the M3P program for differently situated Medicare enrollees.

The second portion of this Program will focus on the role of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) in the supply chain and the current legislative activity to reform their practices at the state and national levels. Faculty will dive into the legislative activity, what measures seem most likely to be enacted and implemented, and the likely impact on the PBM business model in the future. To better understand the impact of PBM reform on various stakeholders, attendees will have an opportunity to engage in workshop-style scenario planning.