Educational Needs & Objectives
KRA 2017 Annual Meeting
October 21, 2017
Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Airport
As the landscape of healthcare continues to change dramatically, rheumatologists’ understanding of federal reimbursement issues, state policies, and changes affecting rheumatologists and the future of their practice has never been more important. As healthcare continues to evolve, rheumatologists in all types of practices – solo practices, multispecialty clinics, and academic-based practices – need to understand the changing environment. In addition to the changing healthcare landscape, rheumatologists need to be knowledgeable of the ongoing developments for the management of rheumatic diseases in the areas of rheumatoid arthritis and autoinflammatory disease.
At the conclusion of the Kentuckiana Rheumatology Alliance 2017 Annual Meeting, attendees should be able to:
- Identify the current and effective use of methotrexate in RA.
- Explain the efficacy of immediate combination vs. step-up therapy in RA.
- Describe value-based RA treatment.
- Identify legislation considered during the 2017 Kentucky General Assembly that affects the practice of medicine.
- Describe legislation, the new 2017 laws, and discuss this information with colleagues and patients.
- Recognize clinical features of autoinflammatory syndromes.
- Define the etiology and immune mechanisms of autoinflammatory syndromes.
- Explain treatment options for autoinflammatory diseases.
- Explain the function of drug rebates in the health insurance system and the impact on costs for patients.