Neuropathy: Evidence-based Guidelines for Identification, Management and Documentation

Activity description

It is estimated that twenty million Americans are affected by peripheral neuropathy. Although it can happen at any age, it is more prevalent in those over age 55. Eight to nine percent of Medicare recipients have peripheral neuropathy as their primary or secondary diagnosis. It is particularly common in prediabetic and diabetic patients; 60 to 70 percent of diabetics have diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Neuropathy costs Medicare 3.5 billion dollars annually.

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Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, coders and other health care professionals interested in the care of individuals with neuropathy.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Discuss the prevalence of neuropathy.
  • Identify the different types of neuropathy, common causes and risk factors.
  • Recognize the symptoms associated with neuropathy.
  • Review screening methods available to diagnose neuropathy.
  • Document neuropathy to the highest level of specificity.
Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AAPC - Coders
  • 1.00 AMA - Physicians
  • 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
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Robin Eickhoff, MD, MPH, CPCRobin 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
Senior Director
OptumHealth Education
Eden Prairie, MN

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

Disclosures of relevant financial relationships
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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.

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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