Neurocognitive Disorders: Evidence-based Guidelines for Identification, Management and Documentation
Over 47 million people are living with dementia worldwide, and it is a major contributor to disability in the elderly. Up to 76% of individuals who meet the criteria for dementia have never received a documented diagnosis, and a delayed or missed diagnosis deprives affected individuals of available treatments, care plans and services. New recommendations were developed to improve dementia detection and diagnosis, including revised screening guidelines with standardized tools that incorporate care partners. This activity will recognize the significance of dementia and discuss various screening methods for dementia and mild cognitive impairment, along with identifying resources to assist in the plan of care for individuals and their future needs as dementia progresses.
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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 neurocognitive disorders.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Recognize the significance of dementia in the Medicare population.
- Differentiate between dementia and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) / neurocognitive disorders.
- Discuss various screening methods for dementia and mild cognitive impairment.
- Recognize the cognitive and behavioral symptoms in dementia.
- Identify resources to assist in the plan of care for patients as well as future needs as the disease progresses.
- Recall quality measures related to dementia screening and related exclusions.
Robin Eickhoff, MD, MPH, CPC
Senior Medical Director
QRA Education, Wellmed Medical Group
San Antonio, TX
About the presenter
Robin Eickhoff, MD, MPH, CPC completed her undergraduate degree at San Diego State University. She earned her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine and her Master of Public Health from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in New Orleans, LA.
Dr. Eickhoff is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. She is a member of the Texas Academy of Family Practice as well as the Bexar County Medical Society. In addition, Dr. Eickhoff served over 3 years as a flight surgeon in the United States Air Force while stationed at Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, TX.
Sarah Chart, RN
Eden Prairie, MN
Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Eden Prairie, MN
Kevin Heath, MD, MHL, FACP
Medical Director, Clinical Performance
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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.
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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, 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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