Oncology and Managed Care:Evolving Trends for Better Patient Care
Continuing Medical Education Accreditation
The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine designatesthis educational activity for a maximum of 2Category 1 credits toward the AMA Physician's RecognitionAward. Each physician should claim only those hoursthat he/she actually spends in the educational activity.
The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine isaccredited by the Accreditation Council for ContinuingMedical Education (ACCME) to sponsor medical educationfor physicians.
After reading "Oncology and Managed Care: EvolvingTrends for Better Patient Care," complete the program evaluationand select the 1 best answer to each of the followingquestions. A statement of continuing education hourswill be mailed to those who successfully complete (with aminimum score of 70%) the examination at the conclusionof the program.
1. Today, healthcare managers can predict cancer costs risingat annual rates of:
2. According to Dr Newcomer, to effectively improvepatient care and curtail spending, oncologists need to:
3. In America each year, approximately 76% of new cancerdiagnoses occur in which group?
4. Each year in the United States, how many people receivea diagnosis of cancer?
5. Which types of cancer are diagnosed most often in theUnited States?
6. In the United States, the direct costs of cancer care onan annualized basis total:
7. In 2005, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Servicesreleased 2 major coverage policies. One policy pertained tothe use of drugs and biologics in the treatment of colorectalcancer, and the other focused primarily on coverage for:
8. The antiangiogenic biologic approved in early 2004 bythe US Food and Drug Administration as a first-line treatmentfor colon and rectal cancer was:
9. The formulary process has been applied to the availabilityand use of cancer drugs and biologics.
10. A major disincentive for the development of new chemicaland biologic oral formulations has been:
To provide participants with current information on oncology and how it affects managed caredecision making, including coverage policy, reimbursement, and patient care.
This activity is intended for primary care physicians, oncologists, medical directors, and othermanaged care decision makers.
CONTINUING EDUCATION ACCREDITATION
The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine designates this activity for a maximum of 2Category 1 credits toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician shouldclaim only those hours that he/she actually spends in this educational activity.
The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council forContinuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor medical education for physicians. ReleaseDate: December 31, 2005. Expiration Date: December 31, 2006.
This program is supported by an educational grant from Genentech.
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