Utilization of Biosimilars: Achieving Value-Based Plan Management Through Access, Outcomes, and Communication

Utilization of Biosimilars: Achieving Value-Based Plan Management Through Access, Outcomes, and Communication

On-Demand Webcast

This webcast is based on live proceedings from the 2018 Health Care Quality Congress.

Provided by North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC, an HMP Company, and the National Committee for Quality Assurance




















Jonathan Kay, MD
Professor of Medicine and Timothy S. and
Elaine L. Peterson Chair in Rheumatology
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Physician, UMass Memorial Medical Center 
Worcester, Massachusetts

Intended Learners

This activity is designed for the seasoned health care management professional responsible for managing, implementing and assessing the Health Plan Accreditation survey process and those professionals gathering, analyzing, or reporting HEDIS data.

Learning Objectives

After completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Highlight the clinical, cost, regulatory, and stakeholder considerations that impact the adoption of biosimilar treatments in the United States
  • Review the key clinical and regulatory concepts surrounding biosimilars including totality of evidence, complex data analytics, indication extrapolation, and interchangeability/substitution
  • Evaluate the current evidence surrounding biosimilar safety and efficacy, economic, post-approval data, and resources available to improve provider/patient confidence
  • Describe how biosimilars complement the evolving landscape of value-based, quality health care
  • Initiate strategies to address barriers to biosimilar adoption through formulary, plan, and value-based reimbursement as well as patient/provider communication strategies
Activity Overview

This on-demand webcast is available with synchronized slides and audio.

To be eligible for documentation of credit, participants must complete the educational activity, complete the 10-question post-test with a score of 60% or better, and complete the evaluation form.

After successful completion of the post-test and evaluation form online at www.naccme.com, participants 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 webcast.

Release Date: December 28, 2018
Expiration Date: December 28, 2019
Estimated time to complete: 60 minutes

There is no fee associated with this activity.

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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 live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


This educational activity is approved for 1 nursing education contact hour.


This activity is approved for 1 contact hour (.01 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education (UAN JA0004597-9999-19-008-H04-P).

This educational activity is a knowledge-based activity.

Clinical Reviewer: Victor Caraballo, MD, Senior Medical Director, Quality Management, Independence Blue Cross, Philadelphia, PA

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

Planning Committee

The planning committee comprises Victor Caraballo, MD; Johann Chanin, MSN, RN, PCMH CCE; Jonathan Kay, MD; Vashon Coehins, Jennifer D'Alessandro, and Bart Ecker, NCQA; and Kristin Ciszeski, Mary Johnson, Michael Kearney, Randy Robbin, and Susan Yarbrough, NACCME.

Financial Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

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(s). The existence of these interests or relationships is not viewed as implying bias or decreasing the value of the presentation.

All educational materials are reviewed for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies reported, and levels of evidence.

The faculty has reported the following:

Dr. Kay: Research Grants (paid to the University of Massachusetts Medical School)—Gilead Sciences Inc., Pfizer Inc., UCB, Inc.; Consultant— Amgen Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH, Celgene Corp., Celltrion Healthcare Co. Ltd., Janssen Biotech Inc., Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Myriad Genetics, Inc., Pfizer Inc., Roche Laboratories, Inc., Samsung Bioepis, Sandoz Inc.

Dr. Caraballo and Ms. Chanin 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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Grant Support

Supported by an educational grant from Sandoz Inc.