The Managed Care Review Board - Examining the Impact of Oral Immunotherapy Tablets on Allergy Immunotherapy

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Live Webcast
Monday, November 3, 2014, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Target Audience
  • Medical Directors and Pharmacy Directors from health plans, HMOs, integrated health systems, employers, quality organizations, and other managed care organizations (MCOs)
  • Managed care-affiliated care team members involved with patient evaluation, education, and follow-up for allergen immunotherapy: physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and case managers
Program Overview
This educational initiative is designed to address managed care professionals' need to evaluate evolving allergy immunotherapy treatment protocols and benefit design methodologies to improve outcomes for health plan patients impacted by allergic diseases. The purpose of the activity is to increase the competence and performance of the audience by enhancing results of their own organizations' systematic reviews and analyses on the impact of emerging oral immunotherapy as compared to subcutaneous injection.

Educational Objectives
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
  • Recommend allergen immunotherapy treatment strategies in accordance with current AAAAI guidelines
  • Review the underlying pathophysiology of allergic rhinitis and the immune response that is generated against specific allergens
  • Assess recent clinical data on the risks and benefits of allergen immunotherapy for patients with allergic symptoms of rhinitis or conjunctivitis
  • Evaluate the patient preferences regarding oral immunotherapy for allergies
  • Outline the direct and substantial indirect costs related to allergic disease as a leading cause of absenteeism and productivity loss in the workplace
  • Apply benefit design methodologies that MCOs can implement to improve the overall value for allergy immunotherapy
Our Distinguished Multi-disciplinary Faculty Presenters Include:

David I. Bernstein, MD
Professor of Medicine and Environmental Health
Division of Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Jeffrey D. Dunn, PharmD, MBA
Senior Vice President
VRx Pharmacy Services, LLC
John Fox, MD, MHA
Senior Medical Director
Associate Vice President, Medical Affairs
Priority Health
Fadia T. Shaya, PhD, MPH
Professor and Vice-Chair for Academic Affairs
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Introduction - Initial Commentary from Activity Leader
Jeffrey D. Dunn, PharmD, MBA
Clinical Benefits Overview and Practice Guidelines Review
David I. Bernstein, MD
Faculty Idea Exchange
Treatment Options Analysis
Jeffrey D. Dunn, PharmD, MBA
Health Economics and Pharmacoeconomics Assessment
Fadia T. Shaya, PhD, MPH
Benefit Design Considerations
John Fox, MD, MHA
Faculty Idea Exchange
Q&A Session
Closing Comments


Physician Credit
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Medical Education Resources (MER) and Impact Education, LLC. MER is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation
Medical Education Resources designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pharmacy Credit
Medical Education Resources (MER) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. MER designates this continuing education activity for 2.0 contact hours (0.2 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
(Universal Program Number - 0816-9999-14-009-L02-P)

This activity is certified as Application-based CPE.

Nursing Credit
Medical Education Resources is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This CE activity provides 2.0 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Medical Education Resources is a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 12299, for 2.0 contact hours.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
It is the policy of Medical Education Resources to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. In accordance with this policy, MER identifies conflicts of interest with its instructors, content managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Conflicts are resolved by MER to ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing education activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.

Hardware/Software Requirements
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Fee Information
There is no fee for this educational activity.

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