Minimizing the Burden of Prior Authorization in AMD Through Actionable Strategies and Improved CommunicationPremiere Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019
This activity offers CE credit for:%>
- Physicians (CME)
- Pharmacists (ACPE)
- ABO (MOC)
All other clinicians will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Credit Expiration Date:
Thursday, December 31, 2020
Note: Credit Is No Longer Available
|Darius M. Moshfeghi, MD (Moderator)
Professor and Chief, Retina Division
Horngren Family Vitreoretinal Center, Byers Eye Institute
Department of Ophthalmology
Stanford University School of Medicine
|Derek van Amerongen, MD, MS
Vice President and Medical Officer
Humana of Ohio
The development of anti-VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) agents has revolutionized the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Nevertheless, optimal management of AMD is impeded by challenges in access to FDA-approved therapies. Step therapy, a type of prior authorization (PA) instituted by the payer, mandates that more cost-effective therapies be used before more expensive alternatives, in a stepwise approach. However, applying this strategy to vision-threatening diseases such as AMD often leads to treatment delays and increases the risk of disease progression.
In order to decrease the burden of PA for AMD treatments, the second module of this CME Outfitters Snack series aims to provide learners with strategies to improve documentation and establish clear communication with the payer to minimize treatment delays.
At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:
- Evaluate and adapt strategies to reduce the burden of PA, improve documentation, and establish clear communication with the payer to minimize treatment delays.
The following learning objectives pertain only to those requesting CNE or CPE credit:
- Evaluate strategies to reduce the burden of PA, improve documentation, and establish clear communication with the payer to minimize treatment delays.
This activity is supported by an independent medical education grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Retina specialists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, and patients.
CME Credit (Physicians):
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CPE Credit (Pharmacists):
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ABO MOC Credit: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to satisfy the Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment requirements for the American Board of Ophthalmology’s Maintenance of Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting MOC credit.
Royal College MOC: Through an agreement between the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, medical practitioners participating in the Royal College MOC Program may record completion of accredited activities registered under the ACCME’s “CME in Support of MOC” program in Section 3 of the Royal College’s MOC Program.
MIPS Improvement Activity: This activity counts towards MIPS Improvement Activity requirements under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). Clinicians should submit their improvement activities by attestation via the CMS Quality Payment Program website.
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Dr. Moshfeghi reports that he receives research support from Apellis Pharmaceuticals and Genentech, Inc. He is on the advisory committee for Alcon; Bayer Corporation; Iconic Therapeutics, Inc.; and Regeneration Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He is a consultant for Alcon; Congruence Medical Solutions, LLC; Iconic Therapeutics, Inc.; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and Visunex Medical Systems, Inc. He is a stock shareholder (directly purchased) of dSentz Inc.; Grand Legend Technologies, Ltd; Linc; Pr3vent; PromiSight Inc.; Pykus Therapeutics, Inc.; Versl, Inc.; and Visunex Systems, Inc.
Dr. van Amerongen has no disclosures to report.
Jeffrey Helfand, DO (peer reviewer) has no disclosures to report.
Mae Ochoa, RPh (peer reviewer) has no disclosures to report.
Kavitha Ramachandran, PhD (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.
Susan Perry (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.
Jan Perez (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.
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