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This program is supported by an educational grant from Otsuka America Pharmaceutical Inc and Lundbeck.
Treating Behavioral Health Disorders in an Accountable Care Organization
Neil D. Minkoff, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Maynard, Massachusetts
Editorial Support
Debra Gordon
GordonSquared, Inc
Highland Park, Illinois
Educational Objectives:
At completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
  • Identify challenges for treating behavioral health disorders and the gaps in an accountable care organization (ACO).
  • Explore opportunities to treat behavioral health disorders by establishing partnerships within an ACO.
  • Examine best practices and examples of successful incorporation of behavioral health treatment within an ACO.
Target Audience: Pharmacists, physicians, and managed care professionals
Type of activity: Application
Release date: December 12, 2016
Expiration date: December 12, 2017
Estimated time to complete activity: 2.0 hours
Medium: Internet-based with online posttest, evaluation, and request for credit
Fee: Free
This activity is jointly provided by the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and Pharmacy Times Continuing Education, and supported by an educational grant from Otsuka America Pharmaceutical Inc and Lundbeck.          
Physician Credit
Accreditation Statement - CME
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and Pharmacy Times Continuing Education. The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Kentucky College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The University of Kentucky College of Medicine presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.
ACGME Competencies:
  • Medical knowledge
  • Practice-based learning and improvement
  • Professionalism
Pharmacist Credit
Accreditation Statement
Pharmacy Times Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours (0.2 CEUs) under the ACPE universal activity number 0290-9999-16-134-H01-P. The activity is available for CE credit through December 12, 2017.
This activity is offered to pharmacists free of charge at www.pharmacytimes.org
Obtaining Credit
Participants must read the article in its entirety, complete the online posttest, achieve a passing score of 70% or higher, and complete an online evaluation and request for credit.
The following contributors have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose:
Faculty/Editorial Support
Neil Minkoff, MD
Debra Gordon
Pharmacy Times Continuing Education
Planning staff—David Heckard; Maryjo Dixon, RPh; Dipti Desai, PharmD, RPh; and Donna Fausak
An anonymous peer reviewer was part of the content validation and conflict resolution. The peer reviewer has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.
The American Journal of Accountable Care
Planning staff—Nicole Beagin
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Planning Staff— Steven Johnson, PhD, LCSW, and Candy Back
No (other) speakers, authors, planners, or content reviewers have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.
The material presented in this course represents information obtained from the scientific literature, as well as the clinical experiences of the speakers. In some cases, the presentations might include discussion of investigational agents and/or off-label indications for various agents used in clinical practice. Speakers will inform the audience when they are discussing investigational and/or off-label uses.
Content review confirmed that the content was developed in a fair, balanced manner, free from commercial bias. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.
Disclosure Policy
According to the disclosure policy of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and Pharmacy Times Continuing Education, all persons who are in a position to control content are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. If a conflict is identified, it is the responsibility of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and Pharmacy Times Continuing Education to initiate a mechanism to resolve the conflict(\s). The existence of these relationships is not viewed as implying bias or decreasing the value of the activity. All educational materials are reviewed for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies reported, and levels of evidence.
Disclosure of Unapproved/Off-Label Use
The contents of this activity may include information regarding the use of products that may be inconsistent with or outside the approved labeling for these products in the United States. Participants should note that the use of these products outside current approved labeling is considered experimental, and they are advised to consult prescribing information for these products.
The information provided in this CE/CME activity is for continuing medical and pharmacy education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical or pharmacy judgment of a physician or pharmacist relative to diagnostic, treatment, or management options for a specific patient’s medical condition.
The opinions expressed in the content are solely those of the individual faculty members and do not reflect those of The American Journal of Accountable Care, Pharmacy Times Continuing Professional Education, or University of Kentucky College of Medicine, or any of the companies that provided commercial support for this CE/CME activity.

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