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Best Practices: Efficient and Cost-Effective Management of the Authorization Process

Best Practices: Efficient and Cost-Effective Management of the Authorization Process

Format

Webcast

Time to Complete

1 hour

Released

December 15, 2017

Expires

December 15, 2018
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Maximum Credits

1.00 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
1.00 / CNE for Nurses (0.10 pharmacotherapy hours)
1.00 / CE for Pharmacists (0.10 CEUs)
1.00 / CPEU for Registered Dietitians

Accredited Provider

This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and the Cardiometabolic Health Congress.

Commercial Supporter

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Sanofi US and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

Program Description

This symposium will focus on the prior authorization (PA) process, which requires healthcare providers to seek approval for medication and procedure coverage. Because PA is often necessary for imaging and branded medication prescriptions, treatment strategies are often impacted. A recent survey by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) found that 78% of surveyed cardiologists cite the documentation and administrative burden associated with PA to be a barrier to using newer therapies. During this activity, faculty will provide participants with recommendations and resources for streamlining the PA process in their practices, with the goal of reducing the associated burdens on healthcare providers, minimizing related stress for patients, and preserving time for direct patient care. Faculty will also present a challenging patient encounter and supply evidence-based strategies which learners can apply in a clinical setting for optimal success.

Intended Audience

The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of US-based healthcare professionals, including: physicians (MDs), nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), nurses, pharmacists (ACPE), dieticians (CDR), and other allied health professionals.

Educational Objectives

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

  • Describe steps that can be taken by healthcare providers to reduce the time and expenses associated with submissions for prior authorizations
  • Summarize available resources that may facilitate the prior authorization process
  • Discuss current advocacy efforts to streamline the preauthorization process and how they may affect clinical practice

Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy

Global Education Group (Global) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Global for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

Faculty

Pamela B. Morris, MD
Director, Seinsheimer Cardiovascular Health Program
Co-Director, Women's Heart Care
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

Dr. Morris discloses the following:
Consultant/Independent Contractor: Amgen, Sanofi-Regeneron, AstraZeneca

Kim K. Birtcher, PharmD
Clinical Professor
University of Houston College of Pharmacy
Houston, TX

Dr. Birtcher has nothing to disclose.

Accredited Provider Disclosure

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Ashley Marostica, RN, MSN, has nothing to disclose.
Andrea Funk has nothing to disclose.
Liddy Knight has nothing to disclose.
Erin Franceschini, MS, has nothing to disclose.
Karin McAdams has nothing to disclose.

Credit

1.00

Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

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 Global Education Group (Global) and CMHC. Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

Global Education Group designates this virtual activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM  . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit

1.00

Type

CNE Contact Hour(s)

Accreditation Statement

Global Education Group is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Designation Statement

This educational activity for 1.00 contact hour is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity includes 0.10 pharmacotherapy hour.

Credit

1.00

Type

CE for Pharmacists

Accreditation Statement

Global Education Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Designation Statement

Global Education Group designates this continuing education activity for 1.00 contact hour(s) (0.10 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. This is a knowledge based activity.

Universal Activity Number (UAN): 0530-9999-17-450-H04-P

Credit

1.00

Type

CPEU Credit

Accreditation Statement

Global Education Group is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).

Designation Statement

CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 1.00 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs) for completion of this activities / materials.

CPE Provider #GE012

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global Education Group (Global) and CMHC do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Instructions

To obtain credit, a score of 70% or better on the post-test is required. This activity is offered at no cost to participants. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the post-test and evaluation, and have received a digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/CME History, which you can access at any time.

For information about the accreditation of this activity, please contact Global Education Group at 303-395-1782 or cme@globaleducationgroup.com.

If you have any other questions relating to your certificate or other issues with the activity, please contact myCME.Support@haymarketmedical.com.

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