Translating the Managed Care Value Proposition to the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis and Patient-Centered Care

Translating the Managed Care Value Proposition to the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis and Patient-Centered Care

On-Demand Webcast

Jeffrey D. Dunn, PharmD, MBA
Chief Clinical Officer/Senior Vice President
VRx Pharmacy
Salt Lake City, Utah

Clyde E. Markowitz, MD
Director, Multiple Sclerosis Center
Associate Professor of Neurology
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Intended Learners

The intended audience for this activity is pharmacy directors, medical directors, and other decision makers working in managed care organizations such as private payers, pharmacy benefit managers, Medicare/Medicaid, VA/DOD, large employers, hospitals, integrated delivery networks, long-term care, and other segments.

Learning Objectives

After completing this actvity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the clinical consequences of suboptimal treatment and management of MS
  • Outline the latest clinical trial data on available and emerging therapies for patients with MS, including PPMS
  • Develop proper SDM management plans for the monitoring and management of acute relapses and disease related symptoms, considering both pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic therapeutic options
  • Develop programs within health plans guide physicians in the treatment and management of MS, as well as to improve adherence to DMTs among patients with MS
Activity Overview

This on-demand webcast is available with synchronized slides and audio.

To be eligible for documentation of credit, participants must complete the educational activity, complete the 10-question post-test with a score of 70% or better, and complete the evaluation form.

After successful completion of the post-test and evaluation form online at, participants may immediately print their documentation of credit.

Participants who have successfully completed the live version of this activity are not eligible for credit for this enduring material.

Release Date: June 22, 2017

Expiration Date: June 22, 2018

Estimated time to complete: 1 hour

There is no fee associated with this activity.

For questions regarding this educational activity, please call 609-371-1137.

ACPE Credit Policy

The certificate is not the official record of your participation in the activity. The official record of credit will be the information in CPE Monitor system.

Eligibility for pharmacy credit is contingent upon the successful completion of a post-test and/or evaluation for each activity or session attended. The reporting function into CPE Monitor will only be available for 60 days after your completion of the activity. Under ACPE Policy, NACCME will not be able to report your credit to CPE Monitor after this 60 day period.

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   In support of improving patient care, North American Center for Continuing Medical Education (NACCME) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.



NACCME designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.


This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour (.10 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education (UAN JA0006201-0000-18-122-H01-P).

This educational activity is a knowledge-based activity.

Any participant wanting to file a grievance with respect to any aspect of a continuing pharmacy education activity accredited by NACCME may contact the Senior Manager, Accreditation & Compliance, NACCME, in writing at 104 Windsor Center Drive, Suite 200, East Windsor, NJ 08520. The Senior Manager, Accreditation & Compliance will review the grievance and respond within 30 days of receiving the written statement. If the participant is unsatisfied with the response, an appeal to the Senior Director, Accreditation and Compliance, NACCME, may be made for a second level of review.

Independent Clinical Reviewer: Bernard Abrams, MD, Clinical Professor of Neurology, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri

Planning Committee

The planning committee comprises Bernard Abrams, MD, Jeffrey D. Dunn, PharmD, MBA, Clyde E. Markowitz, MD; and Donna Brophy,  Kristin Ciszeski, Celeste Collazo, MD, Michelle Montgomery, Randy Robbin, John Savage, and Margaret Stefan, NACCME.

Financial Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

According to the disclosure policy of NACCME, faculty, editors, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control content are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with relevant commercial companies related to this activity. All relevant conflicts of interest that are identified are reviewed for potential conflicts of interest. If a conflict is identified, it is the responsibility of NACCME to initiate a mechanism to resolve the conflict(s). The existence of these interests or relationships is not viewed as implying bias or decreasing the value of the presentation.

All educational materials are reviewed for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies reported, and levels of evidence.

The faculty has reported the following:

Dr. Markowitz: Consultant—Bayer, Biogen, Genentech/Roche, Merck-Serono, Novartis, Sanofi/Genzyme, and Teva/Mylan.

Drs. Abrams and Dunn have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest.

Ms. Brophy, Dr. Collazo, Ms. Ciszeski, Ms. Montgomery, Mr. Robbin, Mr. Savage, and Ms. Stefan have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

NACCME requires faculty to inform participants whenever off-label/unapproved uses of drugs and/or devices are discussed in their presentations.

The faculties have disclosed no off label/unapproved uses of drugs and/or devices will be discussed in the presentations.

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Copyright © 2017 by North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this accredited continuing education activity may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without first obtaining permission from North American Center for Continuing Medical Education. The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and are not attributable to NACCME. Clinical judgment must guide each professional in weighing the benefits of treatment against the risk of toxicity. Dosages, indications, and methods of use for products referred to in this activity are not necessarily the same as indicated in the package insert for each product, may reflect the clinical experience of the presenters, and may be derived from the professional literature or other clinical sources. Consult complete prescribing information before administering.

Grant Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech.