Comparative Effectiveness and Coordinated Care in Hyperkalemia with End Stage Renal Disease: What Does Managed Care Need to Know about Newer Therapies?

A continuing medical education activity provided by NAMCP and AAMCN

Therapeutic Advances in the Management of Hyperkalemia with End Stage
Renal Disease: Improving Clinical and Cost Outcomes in an Evolving
Treatment Paradigm is a three-part webinar series.

This is Part 2 of the series focusing on the management of Hyperkalemia in
patients with End Stage Renal Disease.

This activity is an archive from the webinar held October 22, 2020

This activity is valid from November 1, 2020 to November 1, 2022

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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

Hyperkalemia, also known has high potassium, is an elevated level of potassium in the blood. Typically this results in no symptoms, but occasionally when severe it results in palpitations, muscle pain, muscle weakness, or numbness. Decreased kidney function is a major cause of hyperkalemia, especially in chronic kidney disease (CKD). Hyperkalemia occurs in up to 10% of hospitalized patients and is associated increased morbidity if left unaddressed. Fortunately for patients who experience hyperkalemia, new therapies have become available in recent years that have shown improved efficacy and safety. Attendees will be updated on these novel options and how they can integrate them into the treatment paradigm and optimize costs.

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

  • Analyze the economic burden of hyperkalemia and the impact of suboptimal management on outcomes

  • Evaluate recent potassium binders in terms of safety, efficacy, labeling, dosing and role in hyperkalemia with end stage renal disease management strategies

  • Integrate the latest clinical and pharmacoeconomic data into evidence-based formulary decisions and benefits design

  • Apply formulary strategies to assist in appropriate treatment choices and stem the high healthcare utilization associated with hyperkalemia

  • Analyze methods to enable optimal cost management of potassium binders to be realized by multiple hyperkalemia stakeholders including managed care organizations


Faculty: Gary Owens, MD
Gary Owens Associates


Gary Owens, MD has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  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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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.

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