Optimizing Management Decisions in Insomnia: Evidence-based Treatments to Improve Outcomes

A continuing medical education activity provided by NAMCP and AAMCN

This activity is an archive from the live session from the 2022 Spring Managed Care Forum. If you participated in the live session, you are not eligible for continuing education credits from this archive.

This activity is valid from August 1, 2022, to August 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

Insomnia is a sleep disorder which makes it difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep, even when a person has the chance to do so. This can affect a person’s sleep so much that they still feel tired after they wake up. Insomnia can also make patients feel that they are the only one still awake while the rest of the world sleeps. It can sap your energy level, affects your mood, and causes stress with your health, work performance and quality of life. The dangers of insomnia can affect more than just a person’s mood and if not treated properly can lead to other effects such as anxiety, depression, irritability, concentration problems, memory problems, poor immune system function, and reduced reaction time. Many adults experience acute insomnia, which can last for days or weeks and is usually the result of stress or a traumatic event in one’s life. There are some people that experience chronic insomnia which is long term and can lasts for a month or more. There are 60 million Americans affected by the disease. About 25% of Americans experience acute insomnia each year with around 10% experiencing chronic insomnia.

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

  • Examine the clinical guideline recommendations for the management of insomnia to help inform appropriate treatment decisions

  • Discuss the current diagnostic screening and testing for patients with insomnia

  • Analyze the clinical data for the safety and efficacy profiles for pharmacologic therapies for the treatment of insomnia

  • Assess the novel therapies for insomnia and discuss how to manage their residual effects

  • Identify the challenges associated with treating and managing insomnia, including patient adherence and untreated insomnia


Faculty: Karl Doghramji, MD, FAASM, DFAPA
Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Medicine
Director, Jefferson Sleep Disorders Center
Program Director, Fellowship in Sleep Medicine


(Relevant Financial Relationships with Ineligible Companies in the Last 24 Months):
Dr. Doghramji has served as a consultant for Eisai, Harmony, Idorsia, Imrium, Inspire, Jazz, Merck, and Purdue. He owns stock in Merck. His presentation has been reviewed for any bias.
Planning Committee: Bill Williams, MD has no relevant financial relationships with an ineligible company in the last 24 months to disclose.

Jeremy Williams has no relevant financial relationships with an ineligible company in the last 24 months to disclose.

Jacqueline Cole, RN, MS, CMCN has no relevant financial relationships with an ineligible company in the last 24 months 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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