Virtual Case Study: Current versus History of Cancer

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION

Documenting and coding active cancer versus a history of cancer in a patient’s medical record can be difficult and at times confusing. Medical treatment and patient presentations often dictate the appropriate cancer codes to document in the medical record. This activity reviews two patient presentations that will assist health care professionals (HCPs) in making appropriate documentation choices in reference to active cancer and a history of cancer diagnosis.

Provided By
This activity is provided by OptumHealth Education.

Commercial Support
This activity is supported by OptumCare.

Hardware/Software Requirements
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Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, coders and other HCPs who have an interest in cancer.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize patients who require specific documentation for current cancer and a history of cancer.
  • Correctly code the patients’ cancer diagnosis based on clinical data.
  • Document patient records to the highest level of required specificity.
Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AAPC
  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 Attendance
Activity opens: 
10/28/2018
Activity expires: 
10/28/2021
Rating: 
0

Planners
Sarah Chart, RN
Senior Director
OptumHealth Education

Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Activity Manager
OptumHealth Education

Keith R. Jones, MSN, RN, CEN
Training Manager, Clinical Performance OptumCare Culture Ambassador
Clinician Commons Ambassador

Tania M. Miedico, MD
Medical Director
Clinical Performance, OptumCare

Disclosures of relevant financial relationships
In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial SupportSM, OptumHealth Education (OHE) requires all those involved in the development of activity content to disclose their relevant financial relationships. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if such person (or his/her spouse/partner) has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest. OHE ensures that the content is independent of commercial bias.

Ms. Chart and Ms. Gleason have indicated that they are employees of and own stock in UnitedHealth Group.
The remaining activity faculty or planners have no financial relationships to disclose.

Method for calculating CE credit
CE credit was calculated by the complexity of content.

Accreditation Statement
Joint Accreditation LogoIn support of improving patient care, 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 Statements
Nurse Practitioners
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.

Physicians
OptumHealth Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PAs
The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

AAPC-Certified Coders
This program meets AAPC guidelines for 1.0 CEU. Can be used for Core A, CANPC and CHONC with successful completion of post-test for continuing education units.

Attendance
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 pre-approved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization with which they wish to obtain credit.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AAPC
  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 Attendance
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