Podcast CME Course Information

Exam: Exam 326

Issue: October 11, 2016

Learning Objectives

Reducing costs while enhancing quality of care in MS

Upon completion of this podcast, listeners will become familiar with options for reducing cost of MS care.

Recommended Audience

This program is designed for physicians who are involved in providing patient care and who wish to advance their current knowledge of clinical medicine.

Core Competencies

  • Patient Care
  • Systems-Based Practice


Program Accreditations Subcommittee (PAS) is responsible for reviewing and evaluating all CME programs. Joseph F. Kass, MD, JD, FAAN, has received personal compensation for activities as an expert witness in litigation and in an editorial capacity for the American Academy of Neurology. Barney J. Stern, MD, FAAN, has received personal compensation for book chapter contributions. The other members of the committee (Samir Belagaje, MD; J. Clay Goodman, MD, FAAN; Omotola A. Hope, MD; Shannon M. Kilgore, MD, FAAN) and AAN staff (Kristine Mitchell) report no disclosures. Robert A. Gross, MD, PhD, FAAN, has received funding for travel and/or speaker honoraria from the American Academy of Neurology; receives a stipend as Editor-in-Chief of Neurology; has received consultant fees from GlaxoSmithKline and Harris Interactive; has served on speakers' bureaus for Abbott, UCB, and GlaxoSmithKline; has conducted clinical trials over the past 5 years funded by GlaxoSmithKline, UCB, Ortho-McNeil, Pfizer, and Marinus, but has ceased participation in industry-sponsored clinical trials and speakers' bureaus since his appointment as Neurology EIC in 2010; and has received research support from the Department of the Army, UCBPharma, and University of Rochester Medical Center/NIH. Dr. Ted Burns serves as Podcast Editor for Neurology® and has received research support for consulting activities with UCB, CSL Behring, Walgreens and Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Andrew Southerland serves as Podcast Deputy Editor for Neurology; and serves as Clinical Research Advisor for Totier Technologies, Inc. AAN staff members editing the test (P Baskin, L Kleffman, K Aman Ramm) have no disclosures. The CME Journal Editors who have reviewed the exam are James WM Owens Jr., MD PhD, who receives royalties from UpToDate, Waltham, MA; grant support from NIH (PI, K08NS054882); and a stipend in his editorial capacity for Neurology and Adam Kelly, MD, who has served as Guest Editor of Continuum (April 2014) and receives a stipend in his editorial capacity for Neurology.

Dr. Keegan serves as an editorial board member of Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders; served as Chief Editor of eMedicine; receives royalties from the publication of the book: Common Pitfalls in Multiple Sclerosis and CNS Demyelinating Diseases: Case-Based Learning; is a consultant for Novartis, Bristol-Meyers Squibb and Bionest; receives research support from Terumo BCT.

Dr. Kister serves on the MS Franchise Data Generation advisory board for Biogen Idec and advisory board for Genentech, Inc.; received a one-time consulting fee from Biogen Idec; received research support from Biogen-Idec, Merck Serono, Novartis, Genzyme Corporation; Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation and National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Dr. Southerland serves as Podcast Deputy Editor for Neurology; receives research support from the American Heart Association-American Stroke Association National Clinical Research Program, American Academy of Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Health Resources Services Administration and the NIH; has a provisional patent application titled: “Method, system and computer readable medium for improving treatment times for rapid evaluation of acute stroke via mobile telemedicine;” and gave legal expert review.

Dr. Messe received publishing royalties from UpToDate; received compensation from GlaxoSmithKline for consulting on protocol development for a trial of a neuroprotectant in high risk surgery; received research support from GlaxoSmithKline, Bayer Schering Pharma, WL Gore and the NIH.

The other participants had nothing to disclose.

CME Expiration

CME expires three years after publication date or sooner if podcasts are deemed out of date by reviewers.


The American Academy of Neurology Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Credit™

The American Academy of Neurology Institute designates this journal-based-CME activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The American Academy of Neurology holds copyright for all materials in this exam.


Any information regarding the identity of individuals taking the exam or their exam scores will be kept confidential.

Hardware and Software Requirements

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