Autism Spectrum Disorder: Treatment and New State Regulations
This activity is part of an education series that focuses on clinically relevant topics germane to care coordination and disease management in an effort to reduce (re)admissions and educate health care providers on how best to empower their patients.
This activity is jointly provided by OptumHealth Education and UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas.
No commercial support was received for this activity.
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This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of nurses and other health care professionals (HCPs) who are interested in learning about autism spectrum disorder.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Define Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
- Explore the impact of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5 (DSM 5) that was published in 2013.
- Describe social communication, interaction, and patterns of behavior as symptoms classified into (DSM 5) categories.
- Recognize the role of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) as a treatment for ASD.
- Examine the application of ABA as defined in the TMPPM February 2022.
Neil Levy, DO, MBA, FACOP, FAAP, ABAM
UnitedHealthcare Medical Director
Community Plans of Texas
Sarah Chart, RN
Eden Prairie, MN
Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Eden Prairie, MN
Disclosures of relevant financial relationships
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education's (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, OptumHealth Education (OHE) requires all those in control of educational content to disclose their financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. Ineligible companies are defined by the ACCME as companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing health care products used by or on patients. Individuals must disclose all financial relationships, regardless of the amount, with ineligible companies and regardless of their view of the relevance of the relationship to the education. OHE ensures that the content is independent of commercial bias.
All activity faculty or planners have no financial relationships to disclose.
Method for calculating CE credit
CE credit was calculated by the complexity of content.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by OptumHealth Education and UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas. OptumHealth Education 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 health care team.
Credit designation statement
The participant will be awarded up to .75 contact hour(s) of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.
A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been preapproved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization from which they wish to obtain credit.
- 0.75 ANCC - Nurses
- 0.75 Attendance - General Attendance
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