GOTMeDS: Having Value Conversations with Patients about Medication Costs

It is well known that patients face significant—and continually rising—out-of-pocket drug costs. Research has shown that these costs can lead to medication underuse, resulting in poor disease management and costly complications. There is also research concluding that patients and clinicians agree that there should be more discussion about out-of-pocket drug costs. To avoid the serious and costly complications of medication underuse, clinicians must be able to screen patients for potential cost-related issues and be prepared to provide counseling and strategies to help decrease their out-of-pocket drug costs.

Activity Length
Pretest: 3 minutes | Video 2: 11 minutes | Posttest 1: 4 minutes

Target Audience

This activity has been designed for health care providers of all specialties including physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate how to identify patients who are having difficulty paying for their medications;
  • Describe strategies to reduce out-of-pocket drug costs for patients.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Systems-based Practice
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
September Wallingford
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
Available credit: 
  • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.25 Participation
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Physician Credit
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 Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and Costs of Care. The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professions Credit
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.
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