What Managed Care Needs to Know about New Therapies in the Management of Insomnia

A continuing medical education activity provided by NAMCP and AAMCN

Novel Treatment Advances and Approaches in the Management of Insomnia: Managed Care Considerations in an Evolving Management Paradigm is a three-part webinar series

This is Part 3 of the series focusing on what managed care needs to know
about new therapies in the management of insomnia

This activity is an archive from the webinar held October 30, 2020

This activity is valid from December 1, 2020 to December 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 Eisai

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. The dangers of insomnia can affect more than just a person’s mood as people 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. 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:

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

  • Review the latest clinical data on novel and emerging therapies, including dual orexin receptor antagonists, to the treatment of patients with insomnia

  • Explore costs associated with insomnia and patient population needs to identify potential management strategies

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

  • Assess the managed care considerations of new and emerging therapies, including dual orexin receptor antagonists, by exploring where these agents fit in the insomnia management paradigm


Faculty: Gary Owens, MD
Gary Owens Associates


Dr. Owens 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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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 Eisai

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