Outpatient Management of Chronic Kidney Disease and Comorbidities

Activity description

This activity will review diagnostic criteria from the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) study on chronic kidney disease (CKD).  It will also discuss KDIGO guidelines for outpatient management of CKD and related comorbid conditions.

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    This activity is provided by OptumHealth Education.

    Commercial support
    This activity is supported by OptumCare.

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    Target Audience

    This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, coders and other health care professionals who have an interest in CKD.

    Learning Objectives

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

    • Apply KDIGO guidelines to identify CKD.
    • Manage CKD and related comorbid conditions in an outpatient setting.
    • Recognize complications of CKD in patients with CKD and diabetes mellitus and/or cardiovascular disease.
    Activity summary
    Available credit: 
    • 1.00 AAPC - Coders
    • 1.00 AMA - Physicians
    • 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
    Activity opens: 
    Activity expires: 

    Kevin Heath, MD, MHL, FACP
    Medical Director
    Lawrence, KS

    Sarah Chart, RN
    Senior Director
    OptumHealth Education
    Eden Prairie, MN

    Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
    Activity Manager
    OptumHealth Education
    Eden Prairie, MN

    Tania M. Miedico, MD
    Medical Director
    Clinical Performance, OptumCare
    Eden Prairie, MN

    Disclosures of Relevant Financial Relationships
    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial SupportSM, OptumHealth Education 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. OptumHealth Education 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.

    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.

    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.

    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 - Coders
    • 1.00 AMA - Physicians
    • 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
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