Published December 10, 2019
This interactive online course is part of the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer’s (SITC) Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy™ (ACI) program. Designed for oncologists, nurses, pharmacists, emergency physicians and all members of the cancer team, the ACI program focuses on recent clinical advancements, management of immune-related adverse events, underlying mechanisms of different immunotherapy options, clinical application for various disease states, and what to look for in the future. View all available ACI online offerings at www.sitcancer.org/acionline.
This course, Practical Barriers in Cancer Immunotherapy Treatment, provides a detailed overview of how to overcome barriers to obtaining reimbursement from both Medicare and commercial payers for the use of immunotherapy in cancer treatment.
At the end of this course, participants will be able to identify solutions to overcome both operational and financial barriers to integrating immunotherapy into their practice setting.
This activity is intended for program coordinators, health care managers, physicians, pharmacists, registered nurses and other healthcare professionals engaged in the care of patients with cancer.
Amy Schippers, PA-C
After completing this activity, the participants should be better able to:
SITC Online Education Disclaimer
A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product discussed. Readers should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this educational activity.
Continuing Education Information
Credit Available: 12/10/19-12/10/20
Approximate Time to Complete: 45 minutes
Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer.
The 2019-2020 Advances in Cancer ImmunotherapyTM educational series is supported, in part, by independent medical education grants from Amgen, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene Corporation, Exelixis, Inc., Genentech, Incyte Corporation and Merck & Co., Inc.
Joint Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer. 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.
Physician Continuing Medical Education
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.75 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
Continuing Pharmacy Education
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 0.75 contact hour (.075 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
(Universal Activity Number - JA4008162-9999-19-983-H04-P)
Type of Activity: Knowledge
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.7 contact hour.
Amy Schippers, PA-C: Nothing to Disclose
The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose. The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer planners and managers have nothing to disclose.
Method of Participation and Request for Credit
For Pharmacists: Upon successfully completing the post-test with a score of 80% or better and the activity evaluation form, transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service within 4 weeks.
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Contact Hour: 0.75
American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation
Contact Hour: 0.70
No pharmacotherapy contact hours with this course
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (MD/DO)
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 0.75
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (non-MD/DO)
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 0.75
Certificate of Participation (No Credit)
Certificate of Participation: 0.00
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and ABIM Maintenance of Certification
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ / ABIM Maintenance of Certification Part 2 Credit: 0.75
Practical Barriers in Cancer Immunotherapy Treatment
This activity is presented free of charge.