Comparative Effectiveness and Coordinated Care in Moderate to Severe Psoriasis: What Does Managed Care Need to Know about Novel Biologic Therapies?

A continuing medical education activity sponsored by NAMCP and AAMCN.

New Horizons in the Treatment and Management of Moderate to Severe Psoriasis: Tailoring Treatments to Achieve Improved Patient Outcomes and Quality of Life is a 3-part live webinar series that will provide attendees with the latest information in Psoriasis.

This is Part 2 of the series focusing on novel biologic therapies

This activity is an archive from the webinar held January 17, 2018

This activity is valid from February 20, 2018 to February 28, 2019

Instructions for CME/CNE: Complete the pre-test, listen to the audio and view the slides, complete the post test, complete the evaluation form and hit submit. You will be asked to enter your name and email address on the pre-test, evaluation and post-test. If you close your internet browser without completing the post test, you will have ONE more opportunity to complete. A score of 70% must be achieved on the post test to receive continuing education credits. If you do not pass the post test after two attempts, you will not be eligible to try again. Once you complete the evaluation form and score 70% or higher on your post test, you will automatically be given your certificate.

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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
Novartis Pharmaceuticals

During this three-part live webinar activity and subsequent enduring webcast and monograph, attendees will receive education that can not only assist them in developing the best strategy to improve outcomes for their psoriasis member population, but that education can also be passed along to their providers and patients (members) in an effort to better manage and support psoriasis patients, while improving outcomes, and quality of life. The webinars will explore critical aspects of the pathogenesis of psoriasis, updated safety and efficacy data on new biologic therapies that inhibit the IL-17 and IL-23 pathways, issues related to caring for patients not responding to traditional systemic treatments, strategies to manage treatment related adverse events, and strategic approaches to diagnosing and treating psoriasis. Attendees will leave with the ability to understand the disease prevalence and burden, management strategies for current and emerging therapies, combination therapy and managing side effects and co-morbidities, as well as the ability to help educate both their staff and colleagues, which will ultimately increase organizational quality and, most importantly, improve outcomes and quality of life in patients.

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

  • Apply methods to enable optimal cost management of IL-17 and IL-23 inhibitors to be realized by multiple psoriasis stakeholders including managed care organizations

  • Integrate interventions to coordinate health plan and affiliated provider's efforts that will lead to better outcomes for patients with psoriasis

  • Analyze strategies used by managed care organizations to facilitate high quality care for members with moderate to severe psoriasis, and how newer therapies affect those strategies

  • Assess comparative effectiveness information among newer biologic therapies, including IL-17 and IL-23 pathway inhibitors

Faculty: Gary M. Owens, MD
Gary Owens Associates


Dr. Owens serves on an advisory board or panel for Lilly and Novartis and serves as a consultant for: Sanofi and Regeneron. His Presentation has been peer reviewed for any bias.
  Planning Committee:
Bill Williams, MD has no real or perceived financial relationships to disclose.
Jeremy Williams has no real or perceived financial relationships to disclose.
Jacqueline Cole, RN, MS, CMCN has no real or perceived financial relationships to disclose.

NAMCP and/or the presenter has copyright or has received permissions for use of materials provided in this activity.

Accreditation & Designation
The National Association of Managed Care Physicians (NAMCP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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

The American Association of Managed Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing
education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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 hours toward CMCN recertification requirements.

This presentation is supported by an educational grant from
Novartis Pharmaceuticals

NAMCP and/or this website does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. NAMCP does not endorse or imply endorsement of the content on any linked website. This website is to be used as an informational resource. With any health related concern, consult with your physician or healthcare professional.

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