The 10th Annual Johns Hopkins Dystonia & Spasticity Practicum Update: Toxin Treatment in the Managed Care Environment: Precertification, Medical Justification and Formulary

Presented by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

This activity is supported by educational grants and in-kind support from Allergan Inc, Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc, and US WorldMeds, LLC.

 Major support comes from Allergan Inc.

OVERVIEW

The cost of botulinum toxins to treat patients with dystonia and spasticity is one of the fastest growing healthcare expenditures. Currently, botulinum toxin therapies are the third most costly prior authorization for payors to manage. This educational activity will provide clinicians a comprehensive update regarding botulin toxin treatments in the managed care environment. Specifically, it will address precertifications and prior authorizations, medical justifications, and formulary decisions, as well as strategies to facilitate access to botulinum toxin therapies.

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of neurology and physical medicine and rehabilitation residents and fellows, as well as community neurologists, physiatrists, physical, and occupational therapists. No prerequisites required.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Describe patient- and provider-specific strategies for facilitating access to botulinum toxin therapy.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Additional information
Goal: 

The goal of this activity will be to educate clinicians on strategies to facilitate access to botulinum toxin therapy in the managed care environment.

Accreditation Statement: 

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement: 

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

After reviewing this online activity, participants may receive a certificate by receiving a score of 70% or higher on the CME test and completing an evaluation. A certificate of participation will be available online immediately following successful completion of the activity.

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Course opens: 
04/28/2017
Course expires: 
04/28/2019

Pre-Test

Toxin Treatment in the Managed Care Environment: Precertification, Medical Justification and Formulary
Fatta B. Nahab, MD

Post-Test

STEERING COMMITTEE

Chair and Planner
Zoltan Mari, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology
Director, Parkinson's and Movement Disorder Center
Director, National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence
Director, Movement Disorder Fellowship Program
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Participating Faculty
Fatta B. Nahab, MD

Associate Professor of Neurosciences
Director, Functional Imaging of Neurodegenerative Disorders Laboratory
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, California

DISCLOSURE POLICIES

Full Disclosure Policy Affecting CME Activities

As a provider approved by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) requires attested and signed global disclosure of the existence of all financial interests or relationships with commercial interest from any individual in a position to control the content of a CME activity sponsored by OCME.  The following relationships have been reported for this activity:

Participating Faculty Disclosures

No faculty members have indicated that they have any financial interests or relationships with a commercial entity whose products or services are relevant to the content of their presentation(s).

Planner Disclosures

Dr Mari reports receiving grants/research support from AbbVie Inc and Avid Radiopharmaceuticals Inc; serving as principal investigator for Abbott Laboratories, Allergan Inc, and Merz Inc; serving as principal investigator for and receiving grants/research support from the National Institutes of Health, the National Parkinson Foundation, and The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research; and serving as a consultant for Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Medtronic, and Navidea Biopharmaceuticals.

No other planners have indicated that they have any financial interests or relationship with a commercial entity.

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Available Credit

  • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
04/28/2017
Course expires: 
04/28/2019
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