Comparative Effectiveness and
Payer-Provider Coordination in Multiple Sclerosis: What Does Managed
Care Need to Know About New and Emerging Therapeutics?
A continuing medical education
activity provided by NAMCP and AAMCN
Managing Clinical and Cost Outcomes in Multiple Sclerosis: Utilizing
Data to Make
Informed Decisions in Managed Care is a three-part webinar series
This is Part 2 of the series focusing on what managed care needs to
This activity is an archive from the webinar held November 20, 2020
This activity is valid from January 1, 2021 to January 1, 2023
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This activity is intended for healthcare professionals practicing in
managed care environments.
This activity is supported by
educational grants from
Biogen, Novartis and Sanofi Genzyme
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic progressive disease. It is the
most common neurological cause of disability among young adults,
with a prevalence of approximately one million cases throughout the
United States. Although there is still no cure for MS, many advances
in MS treatment have arrived in recent years, allowing patients to
manage these symptoms and improve their quality of life. Effective
and timely treatment of MS can greatly improve the quality of life
in MS patients. With the advancement and complexity of different
treatment options, including therapies that have recently become
available, managed care professionals are being challenged to make
informed decisions in their organizations and provide the correct
treatment options that are available to patients.
Upon completion of this
activity, participants will be able to:
Discuss key economic challenges
surrounding management of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS)
and the need for more optimal medical intervention to reduce
Explore the evolving role of new and
emerging CD20-directed and S1P therapeutics in the management of
MS, including managed care considerations around these therapies
Employ treatment optimization
approaches to balance costs with improved outcomes in MS
Integrate utilization management and
benefit design strategies for MS therapies to enhance clinical
and economic outcomes for patients with MS
Identify practices that managed care
professionals can take to help improve outcomes, mitigate
disease progression and ensure appropriate and timely access to
disease-modifying therapies for MS
||Gary Owens, MD
Gary Owens Associates
has served on an advisory panel for Biogen, Novartis and
Roche. He is current a consultant for Octave
Biosciences. His presentation has been peer reviewed for
MD has no real or perceived financial relationships to
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
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materials provided in this activity.
Accreditation & Designation
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with
the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation
Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint
providership of the National Association of Managed Care Physicians
(NAMCP) and American Association of Managed Care Nurses (AAMCN). The
National Association of Managed Care Physicians is accredited by the
ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
NAMCP designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA
PRA Category 1 credit(s)TM. Each
physician should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their
participation in the activity.
The American Association of Managed Care Nurses is accredited as a
provider of nursing continuing professional development 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 nursing continuing professional development.
This activity has been approved by the American Board of Managed
Care Nursing for 1.0 contact hours toward CMCN recertification
This activity is supported by educational grants from
Biogen, Novartis and Sanofi Genzyme
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