Optimizing HCV Management within a System of Care: A Focus on Utilizing the PCMH Model to Improve Screening, Treatment, and Outcomes

Optimizing HCV Management within a System of Care: A Focus on Utilizing the PCMH Model to Improve Screening, Treatment, and Outcomes

On-Demand Webcast

Mina Harkins, MBA, PCMH CCE
Former Assistant Vice President
Recognition Programs Policy and Resources
National Committee for Quality Assurance

Paul Pockros, MD

Director, Liver Disease Center
Scripps Clinic
Director of Clinical Research, Scripps
Translational Science Institute


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


After completing this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the growing HCV epidemic in terms of shifting demographics, under-diagnosis, and under-treatment
  • Implement appropriate HCV screening practices for at-risk patient populations
  • Outline the latest information on DAAs, including pan-genotypic all-oral regimens promoting adherence and meeting the needs of a broader range of patients

To be eligible for documentation of credit, participants must participate in the full activity, complete the 10-question post-test with a score of 70% or better, and complete the evaluation form. Participants who successfully complete the post-test and evaluation form online may immediately print 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: November 30, 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.


NCQA 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.


This continuing nursing education activity awards .75 contact hours.


This activity is approved for .75 contact hours (.0075 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education (UAN JA0004597-0000-18-024-H04-P).

This educational activity is a knowledge-based activity.

Clinical Reviewer: Karla Thornton, MD, MPH, Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Associate Director, Project ECHO

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


The planning committee comprises Johann Chanin, MSN, RN, PCMH CCE; Mina Harkins, MBA, PCMH CCE; Paul Pockros, MD; Karla Thornton, MD, MPH; 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, Ms. Harkins, Dr. Thornton, and Dr. Pockros 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 Gilead Sciences, Inc.