Heart Failure, Secondary Aldosteronism and Pulmonary Hypertension: Evidence-Based Guidelines for Identification, Management and Documentation
Heart failure is a common chronic condition associated with high morbidity and mortality. In this session, we look heart failure and how it interacts with two comorbid conditions: secondary hyperaldosteronism and secondary pulmonary hypertension.
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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 heart failure.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Recognize the significance of heart failure, secondary hyperaldosteronism and secondary pulmonary hypertension in the Medicare population.
- Document heart failure, secondary hyperaldosteronism and secondary pulmonary hypertension using supportive clinical evidence.
- Recognize the link between heart failure and secondary hyperaldosteronism.
- Recognize the link between heart failure and secondary pulmonary hypertension.
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
Eden Prairie, MN
Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Eden Prairie, MN
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CE credit was calculated by the complexity of content.
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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.
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- 1.00 AAPC
- 1.00 AMA
- 1.00 Attendance
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