Hemophilia Treatment Recommendations and Cost Management Considerations in Specialty Pharmacy Web Activity


Mark T. Reding, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Transplantation Director,
Center for Bleeding and Clotting Disorders
University of Minnesota Medical Center

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Michael Zeglinski, RPh
Senior Vice President, Specialty Pharmacy

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Hemophilia is a high cost chronic condition with total annual costs that can average $250,000 or more for severe patients. Optimal outcomes require a collaborative and coordinated patient experience. The collaborative team can include an insurer, Hemophilia Treatment Center (HTC), and specialty pharmacy. Specialty pharmacy services can support patient adherence to treatment and assist physicians, plans, and employers in meeting clinical and/or financial goals. This activity features a Specialty Pharmacy Expert and a leading Hematologist. The activity will provide an advanced clinical update and emphasize the need for well‐coordinated treatment management, best practices to integrate hemophilia care with payer policies, and the value of having collaboration among all stakeholders.

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to: 


Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, the National Hemophilia Foundation, and Impact Education, LLC.  Postgraduate Institute for Medicine 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.

Continuing Pharmacy Education
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 1.25 contact hours (0.125 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
Universal Activity Number – JA4008162-9999-18-339-H01-P
Type of Activity: Application

For Pharmacists: Pharmacists have up to 30 days to complete the evaluation and claim credit for participation so that information can be submitted to the CPE Monitor as required. After receipt of a completed activity evaluation form, you will be provided with instructions to have your credit immediately uploaded to the CPE Monitor.

Interprofessional Continuing Education

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1.25 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

Name of Faculty or Presenter Reported Financial Relationship

Mark T. Reding, MD

Consulting Fees (ex. advisory boards) – Bayer, Bioverativ, Genentech,
Inc., Novo Nordisk, Inc., Shire
Fees for Non‐CME/CE Services Received Directly from a Commercial
Interest or their Agents (ex. speakers’ bureaus) – Bioverativ, Shire
Contracted Research – Bayer

Michael Zeglinski, RPh No financial interest/relationships relating to the topic of this activity

The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose.  The Impact Education, LLC and National Hemophilia Foundation planners and managers have nothing to disclose.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the Food and Drug Administration. The planners of this activity 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 the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

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 or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Method of Participation and Request for Credit
There are no fees for participating and receiving CPE credit for this activity. During the period of August 14, 2018, through February 29, 2020, participants must 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; 2) study the educational activity; 3) successfully complete the post-test with a score of 75% or better; 4) and complete the evaluation form. Upon completion of the full CPE activity, you may immediately submit your CPE credit to the NABP CPE Monitor Service. This may require you to add or update the e-profile ID/date of birth information saved in your account. Credit must be uploaded to CPE Monitor within 30 days.


There is no fee for this educational activity.