• Addressing Cost of Medications

    Online PICME

    Patients are increasingly concerned about growing out-of-pocket prescription costs. Patients frequently do not bring up these concerns unless specifically asked. This activity encourages team-based strategies for addressing medication cost conversations.  

    • Evaluate the prevalence of cost concerns/medication cost-related non-adherence 
    • Incorporate a team-based approach to addressing cost of medications
    • Adopt strategies to reduce medication costs available to patients in their geographic locations 

    The education and tools were developed based on validated instruments with input from family physicians. Use slide decks, speaker notes, and downloadable tools to engage your entire team in the effort and lead team training. Earn PICME credit following completion of a quality improvement project.

    AAFP Member: $445
    New Physician: $395
    Resident: $295
    Other Health Care Professional: $445
    Nonmember: $575

    Product Features

    • Three interactive, mobile-friendly online learning courses for self-study
    • One customizable slide decks for team discussion
    • Six ready-to-use, downloadable tools, including:  
      • Patient Medications Cost Survey
      • Data Comparison Tool
      • Performance Planning Worksheet
      • Workflow for Medication Cost Screening Implementation
      • Time-Intensive Cost-Savings Resources
      • Retail Pharmacy Discount Programs
    • Easy access to additional resources and references 

    NOTE: Access to this topic will be available through April 30, 2026. All components of this product are provided as digital copies only.

    Following your purchase, access this product through your AAFP account in the Online Access section to receive instructions for sharing it with your team.

    CME Credit Statement

    The AAFP has reviewed Addressing Cost of Medications and deemed it acceptable for up to 20 Performance Improvement AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 5/1/2023 to 4/30/2026. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    The AAFP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The American Academy of Family Physicians designates this Performance Improvement CME for a maximum of 20.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    CME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.