Chronic Kidney Disease: Evidence-based Guidelines for Identification, Management and Documentation
The overall burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) remains high in US, with the rates of kidney failure requiring dialysis or kidney transplantation ranking among the highest in the world. CKD costs Medicare $84 billion annually, and end-stage kidney disease costs Medicare $36 billion annually alone.
It is estimated more than 1 in 7 US adults, or approximately 37 million people, have CKD. As many as 90% do not know they have it. It is more common in those aged 65 years or older, in women and in the Hispanic population. It is the ninth leading cause of death in the US.
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This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, coders and other health care professionals interested in the care of individuals with a CKD.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Describe the prevalence of CKD in the US.
- Identify CKD in an individual.
- Discuss outpatient management of CKD and its associated comorbidities.
- Explain the relationship between CKD and diabetes.
- Discuss cardiovascular complications in patients with CKD.
- Document a patient record to the highest level of required specificity using documentation and ICD-10 coding guidelines for CKD.
Kevin Heath, MD, MHL, FACP
Medical Director, Clinical Performance
About the presenter
Dr. Heath is board certified in nephrology and internal medicine. He completed medical school and internal medicine residency at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, followed by a nephrology fellowship at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. He subsequently entered private practice in nephrology in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas.
Sarah Chart, RN
Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
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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 OptumCare. 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
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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.
This program meets AAPC guidelines for 1.0 CEU. Can be used for Core A, CEMC and CUC 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.
- 1.00 AAPC - Coders
- 1.00 AMA - Physicians
- 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
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