Managing Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Across the Medical Neighborhood: Insights for Therapeutic Selection and Care Coordination

Managing Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Across the Medical Neighborhood: Insights for Therapeutic Selection and Care Coordination

On-Demand Webcast

Richard N. Channick, MD
Director, Pulmonary Hypertention and  
Thromboendarterectomy Program
Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Megan Santanna, MA, PCMH CCE
Director, Practice Optimization
Ritner Medical Associates
Adjunct Professor
Cabrini University


This activity is intended for professionals devoted to transforming care through the medical home model of care, including clinicians, allied health professionals, practice administrators, quality managers, and consultants. 


After completing this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the clinical and socioeconomic consequences of diagnostic delay and fragmented care in the management of PAH
  • Outline PAH risk factors and diagnostic criteria for the prompt and accurate identification of at-risk and affected patients
  • Evaluate the PAH therapeutic aramentarium for individualized clinical decision-making with respect to mechanisms of action, routes of administration, available efficacy and safety data, and indications
  • Implement management strategies that facilitate coordinated diagnostic, therapeutic, and referral practices across the multidisciplinary care settings of the PAH medical neighborhood

To be eligible for documentation of credit, participants must attend the full activity and submit a completed evaluation form. Participants who complete the evaluation online at within four weeks of the live meeting will immediately receive their documentation of credit.

Participants who have successfully completed the live version of this activity are not eligible to receive credit for this enduring material.

Release Date: November 30, 2018
Expiration Date: December 31, 2019
Estimated time to complete: 45 minutes

For questions regarding this educational activity, please call 609-371-1137.


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


NACCME designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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 .75 AAPA Category 1 credit(s). PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


This continuing nursing education activity awards .75 contact hours.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13255 for .75 contact hours.


This activity is approved for .75 contact hour (.0075 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education (UAN JA0004597-0000-19-007-H04-P).

This educational activity is a knowledge-based activity.

Clinical Reviewer: Peter Oettgen MD, FACC, FAHA, FACP, Preventive Cardiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Nurse Reviewer: Johann Chanin, Senior Consultant, Steadman Group, Denver, CO


The planning committee comprises Johann Chanin, MSN, RN, PCMH CCE; Richard N. Channick, MD; Peter Oettgen MD, FACC, FAHA, FACP; Megan Santanna, MA, PCMH CCE; Vashon Coehins, Jennifer D'Alessandro, and Bart Ecker, NCQA; and Kristin Ciszeski, Mary Johnson, Michael Kearney, Randy Robbin, and Susan Yarbrough, NACCME.


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The faculty reported the following:

Ms. Chanin, Dr. Channick, Dr. Oettgen, and Ms. Santanna have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

Ms. Coehins, Ms. D'Alessandro, Mr. Ecker, Ms. Ciszeski, Ms. Johnson, Mr. Kearney, Mr. Robbin, and Ms. Yarbrough have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

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The faculty have disclosed no off label/unapproved uses of drugs and/or devices will be discussed in the presentations.


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This educational activity is supported by an educational grant from Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc.