Overcoming Challenges with a Patient-Centered Approach in the Management of Overactive Bladder

A continuing medical education activity sponsored by NAMCP and AAMCN.

This activity is an archive from the live session from the 2018 Fall Managed Care Forum. If you participated in the live session, you are not eligible for continuing education credits from this archive.

This activity is valid from February 1, 2019 to February 1, 2020

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Audience: This activity is intended for healthcare professionals practicing in managed care environments.

This presentation is supported by an educational grant from

Affecting approximately 33 million people, overactive bladder (OAB) is a highly prevalent condition. It has a significant impact on quality of life (QoL), co-morbidities and cost; sufferers are two to three times more likely to experience disturbed sleep, overeating, poor self-esteem, and depression. Once diagnosed, there are a variety of treatments available. There is a stepwise progression in the management of OAB and multiple options of treatment available in each of the lines of therapy provide for a tailored approach to individualize treatment based upon a patient’s expectation and goal for treatment, their co-morbidities, symptoms, and the side-effects of treatments. What works and does not work will vary patient to patient, and it’s important to keep communications open to determine if a patient is unable to remain compliant to treatment due to side-effects or cost.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the differential diagnosis of overactive bladder (OAB) and underlying medical conditions that may impact bladder function

  • Compare and contrast the costs, safety, efficacy and mechanisms of action in anti-muscarinic agents and ß3-adrenoceptor agonists in OAB management

  • Discuss strategies to engage in more effective patient, provider and payer dialogues to identify the patient’s needs and improve outcomes for OAB

  • Apply methods to enable optimal cost management of current therapies to be realized by multiple OAB stakeholders including managed care organizations

  • Provide proper counseling and support to patients with OAB to increase their motivation for treatment-plan adherence and to improve patient quality of life

Faculty: David Staskin, MD
Associate Professor of Urology
Tufts University School of Medicine
St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center – Steward Health


Dr. Staskin serves on an advisory board for Astellas, Ferring, and Velicept. He serves as a consultant for Astellas, Ferring, Roivant and Velicept. He has received research/grant support from Astellas, Urovant, and Velicept. He serves on the speaker's bureau for Astellas. His presentation has been peer reviewed for any bias.
  Planning Committee:
Bill Williams, MD has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Jeremy Williams has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Will Williams has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Jacqueline Cole, RN, MS, CMCN has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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NAMCP designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category I creditsTM.

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Nurses who complete this activity and achieve a passing score will receive 1 hour in continuing
nursing credit.

This activity has been approved by the American Board of Managed Care Nursing for 1.0 contact hour toward CMCN recertification requirements.

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