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

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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
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 these tumors

  • 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 colorectal cancer

  • Discuss the managed care considerations of immunotherapy by exploring where these agents fit in the evolving MSI-H colorectal cancer management paradigm


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
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

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