Comparative Effectiveness and Payer-Provider Coordination in CLL: What Does Managed Care Need to Know About New and Emerging Combinations Therapies?

A continuing medical education activity provided by NAMCP and AAMCN

Recent Advances in the Treatment and Management of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL):
Expert Perspectives on the Evolving Role of BTK Inhibitors and
Combination Therapy is a three-part webinar series

This is Part 2 of the series focusing on what managed care needs to know in the management and treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)

This activity is an archive from the webinar held March 12, 2021

This activity is valid from April 1, 2021 to April 1, 2023

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

This activity is supported by an educational grant from

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow that affects older adults. CLL is the most common type of leukemia in adults. It affects B cell lymphocytes, which originate in the bone marrow, develop in the lymph nodes, and normally fight infection by producing antibodies. In 2021, it is expected that there will be 20,720 new cases of CLL and about 3,930 deaths. Fortunately for patients with CLL, several new treatments have recently become available, including BTK inhibitors, giving healthcare professionals many new options to improve patient outcomes with these new treatments and strategies.

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

  • Examine the economic burden of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), including factors that contribute to poor prognosis and increased costs

  • Evaluate managed care considerations on optimizing the use of BTK inhibitors, and their combinations, in CLL, managing therapy-related toxicities, improving adherence, expanding payer/provider communication, and aiding in the implementation of clinical pathways to deliver quality care

  • Describe approaches currently utilized by third party payers to manage costs associated with the care of patients with CLL

  • Assess the managed care considerations of newer, second generation BTK inhibitors, and their combinations, by exploring where these agents fit in the evolving CLL treatment paradigm

  • Transform therapeutic advances and resource utilization data on BTK inhibitors, and their combinations, in CLL into informed health plan decisions


Faculty: Gary Owens, MD
Gary Owens Associates


Dr. Owens has served as a consultant for Eli Lilly, Horizon, Intersect ENT, Magnolia Innovation, Payer Sciences, Octave Biosciences, Vertex, and Xcenda. 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.

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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 requirements.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from

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