Comparative Effectiveness and
Payer-Provider Coordination in MSI-H Colorectal Cancer: What Managed
Care Needs to Know About Recent Advances in Immunotherapy
A continuing medical education
activity provided by NAMCP and AAMCN
Recent Therapeutic Advances and Updates in the Management of MSI-H
Colorectal Cancer: A Closer Look at the Evolving Role of
Immunotherapy is a two-part webinar series
This is Part 1 of the series focusing on what managed care needs
to know about recent advances in immunotherapy
This activity is an archive from the webinar held February 24, 2021
This activity is valid from March 1, 2021 to March 1, 2023
Instructions for CME/NCPD: 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
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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
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This activity is intended for healthcare professionals practicing in
managed care environments.
This activity is supported by
an educational grant from
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the development of cancer from the colon
or rectum, due to the abnormal growth of cells that have the ability
to invade or spread to other parts of the body. Excluding skin
cancers, CRC is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men
and women in the United States. In 2021, it is expected that there
will be 149,500 new cases of colorectal cancer and 52,980 deaths.
When discovered early, CRC is highly treatable. However, when the
disease has spread, treatment becomes much more difficult.
Fortunately, immunotherapy options have become available for
patients with metastatic CRC, particular in MSI-High disease, giving
clinicians and managed care professionals more options in managing
this patient population.
Upon completion of this
activity, participants will be able to:
Identify current unmet economic
needs in the management of MSI-H colorectal cancer and
evidence-based recommendations for the care of patients with
Review the role of immune checkpoint inhibitors in the
management of MSI-H colorectal cancer in the first-line setting
Describe approaches currently utilized by third party payers to
manage costs associated with the care of patients with MSI-H
Discuss the managed care considerations of immunotherapy by
exploring where these agents fit in the evolving MSI-H
colorectal cancer management paradigm
||Gary Owens, MD
Gary Owens Associates
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.
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 an educational grant from
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
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