Advancing Multiple Sclerosis Treatment and Outcomes: Navigating Access, Adherence, and Site of Care Obstacles

Advancing Multiple Sclerosis Treatment and Outcomes: Navigating Access, Adherence, and Site of Care Obstacles

On-Demand Webcast
FACULTY

Jeffrey D. Dunn, PharmD, MBA
Vice President, Clinical Strategy and Programs and Industry Relations
Magellan Rx Management
Salt Lake City, Utah

Clyde E. Markowitz, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Director, Multiple Sclerosis Center
Department of Neurology
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

PROVIDER STATEMENT

 Provided by North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC, an HMP Company.

For questions regarding this educational activity, please call 609-371-1137 or email info@naccme.com.

INTENDED LEARNERS

This activity is designed for QI/assurance experts, medical directors, pharmacy directors, practice administrators, credentialing specialists, regulatory/compliance specialists, and other decision makers working in managed care organizations such as private payers, pharmacy benefit managers, Medicare/Medicaid, VA/DOD, large employers, hospitals, ACOs, long-term care, and other segments,

Learning Objectives

After participating in this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Quantify the clinical, social, and economic burden of MS and its impact on plan populations
  • Evaluate current and newer DMTs in terms of pharmacology, safety and efficacy data, indications, route of administration, cost evaluations, dosing frequency, and adherence
  • Identify and overcome access, adherence, and site of care issues that hinder optimal MS treatment
  • Integrate recently-approved DMTs, guideline updates, and clinical/pharmacoeconomic data into value-based benefit design and formulary discussions
CLAIMING CREDIT

To be eligible for credit, participants must complete the online activity, a post-test assessment, and the evaluation by April 30, 2020. Upon completing the activity, there will be instructions on how to print a certificate or other documentation of credit.

Release Date: April 30, 2019
Expiration Date: April 30, 2020
Estimated Time to Complete: 1 hour

There is no fee associated with this activity.

COMMERCIAL SUPPORT

NACCME would like to thank the following company who has supported the Advancing Multiple Sclerosis Treatment and Outcomes: Navigating Access, Adherence, and Site of Care Obstacles through educational grants and/or in-kind support: Genentech

CONTINUING EDUCATION

  In support of improving patient care, NACCME is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

PHYSICIANS

NACCME designates this on-demand activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NURSING

This continuing nursing education activity awards 1.00 contact hour.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13255 for 1.00 contact hour.

PHARMACY

This enduring, knowledge-based activity (Universal Activity Number JA0006201-0000-19-056-H01-P ) has been approved for a maximum of 1.00 contact hour (.100 CEUs).

The certificate is not the official record of your participation in the activity. The official record of credit will be the information in CPE Monitor system. The deadline to claim credit is 60 DAYS AFTER ACTIVITY. Following ACPE Policy, NACCME will not be able to report your claimed credit to CPE Monitor after this 60-day period. Eligibility for pharmacy credit is contingent upon the successful completion of a post-test and/or evaluation for each activity or session attended.

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS

NACCME has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with the AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.00 AAPA Category 1 credit(s). PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

USE OF PROPRIETARY NAMES

This continuing medical education activity may include device or medicine brand names for participant clarity purposes only, due to the presence of different branded versions of the same product. No product promotion or recommendation should be inferred.

UNAPPROVED AND/OR INVESTIGATIONAL USES OF DRUGS AND DEVICES

This activity may contain information about experimental and other uses of drugs or devices that are not currently approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) of the European Union or the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States. Participants are strongly encouraged to consult approved product labeling for any drug or device mentioned in this activity before use. The opinions expressed during this activity are the opinions of the respective authors, presenters or moderators and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of NACCME.

DISCLAIMERS

The material presented and related discussions are not intended to be medical advice, and the presentation or discussion of such material is not intended to create and does not establish a physician-patient relationship. Medical advice of any nature should be sought from an individual’s own physician.

Neither NACCME nor any of its subsidiaries or affiliates is affiliated with, or formally endorsed by a medical society.

The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and are not attributable to NACCME or HMP. Clinical judgment must guide each professional in weighing the benefits of treatment against the risk of toxicity. Dosages, indications, and methods of use for products referred to in this activity are not necessarily the same as indicated in the package insert for each product, may reflect the clinical experience of the presenters, and may be derived from the professional literature or other clinical sources. Consult complete prescribing information before administering.

DISCLOSURE OF RELEVANT FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIPS

NACCME, LLC is an independent provider(s) of continuing medical education. NACCME, LLC has no proprietary or financial interest in medical or healthcare products over which the FDA (USA) or EMA (EU) has regulatory authority.

NACCME, LLC assures that all educational materials are reviewed to ensure for the absence of commercial bias, fair balance, scientific objectivity, and levels of evidence. The educational activity will not be influenced by commercial organizations and will not conflict with any other scheduled educational activities.

According to the disclosure policy of NACCME, faculty, editors, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control content are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with relevant commercial companies related to this activity. All relevant conflicts of interest that are identified are reviewed for potential conflicts of interest. If a conflict is identified, it is the responsibility of NACCME to initiate a mechanism to resolve the conflict. The existence of these interests or relationships is not viewed as implying bias or decreasing the value of the presentation.

Clinical Reviewers

Bernard Abrams, MD
Clinical Professor of Neurology
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Kansas City, Missouri

Planning Committee

In addition to the faculty listed below, NACCME planners and staff include Donna Brophy, Angelica DeMaria, Amy GhirettiJennifer Ilcyn, Randy Robbin, Margaret Stefan and Amanda Steinmayr. 

Faculty
The faculty has reported the following:

Dr. Markowitz has consulted for Actelion, Alexion, Bayer, Biogen, BMS, Celgene, Genentech/Roche, Genzyme/Sanofi, Merck-Serono, Novartis, Teva

Dr. Dunn has disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

Dr. Abrams has disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest.

ADA STATEMENT

North American Center for Continuing Medical Education (NACCME) complies with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the rules and regulations thereof. If any participant in this educational activity is in need of accommodations, please call 609-371-1137.

PRIVACY POLICY

NACCME protects the privacy of personal and other information regarding participants, educational partners, and joint providers. NACCME and our joint providers will not release personally identifiable information to a third party without the individual’s consent, except such information as is required for reporting purposes to the appropriate accrediting agency. NACCME maintains physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to guard your nonpublic personal information.

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