Payer Perspective: Hypertension/CAD/CHF for Clinicians

Payer Perspective: Hypertension/CAD/CHF for Clinicians 

People living with hypertension, coronary artery disease (CAD), and congestive heart failure (CHF) are among the highest cost members to a healthcare payer. People may have 1, 2, or all 3 of these conditions simultaneously and having one of these often increases the risk of developing the others. This is especially true if these conditions are not well-managed. Early detection and treatment of hypertension reduces disease progression to the other 2, simultaneously driving down costs. This course will provide evidence-based recommendations on how to provide clinically-appropriate care of hypertension and stable CAD, teach patients self-management techniques for their conditions, how to work with patients to create an action plan, and identify other factors that could impact their condition


Hours: 1.25


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Course Details

Course Code: REL-PI-0-P87
Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
• Indicate best practices for providing cardiac care while achieving cost effectiveness
• Identify markers of cardiac conditions to encourage early detection and treatment, benefiting both patients and payers.
• Identify different educational tools for teaching self-management to patients with cardiac conditions.
• Write an appropriate cardiac action plan with your patients.
• Identify how to provide nutritional counseling for patients with cardiac conditions.
• Identify potential social determinants of health that could impact adherence to the care plan.

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Patients with Cardiac Conditions A. Meet Joan B. Heart Health in the United States C. The Challenge of Cost Effectiveness D. Review E. Summary Section 3: Overview of Cardiac Conditions and Treatment of Hypertension A. Hypertension B. Coronary Artery Disease C. Congestive Heart Failure D. Lifestyle Interventions E. Pharmacotherapy F. Review G. Summary Section 4: Creating an Action Plan A. Action Plans for Cardiac Conditions B. Parts of the Action Plan C. Patient-focused Action Plans D. Examples of Action Plans E. Review F. Summary Section 5: Self-Management of the Action Plan A. Self-Management Definition B. Educating Patients on Self-Management C. Adherence to the Action Plan D. Review E. Summary Section 6: Social Determinants of Health A. Review B. Summary Section 7: Nutrition Counseling A. Nutritional Counseling B. Review C. Summary Section 8: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations! F. Exam G. BrainSparks

Instructor: George L. Oestreich, Pharm.D., MPA
Dr. Oestreich provides key strategic consulting on Medicaid issues including health information technology, decision support, program design, pharmacy practice, pharmacology, and care coordination policy development. A major interest is developing transparent integrated patient care management and coordination solutions into current practice. He has unique and comprehensive experience in all areas of pharmacy practice including public health clinics, community practice, institutional practice, public funded pharmacy programs, 340B discounted drug, and pharmacy benefit design. Dr. Oestreich has been engaged in teaching and accreditation of pharmaceutical education for many years including serving as a preceptor for pharmacy students and pharmaceutical education accreditation. Dr. Oestreich earned his BS in Pharmacy from the University of Missouri-KC, his Master of Public Administration from University of Missouri-Columbia, and his Doctor of Pharmacy from Kansas University. He served on the Missouri Board of Pharmacy for 5years, and as President for 2 of those years. Disclosure: George L. Oestreich, Pharm.D., MPA has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Staff Writer: Adam Roesner, BSN
Adam Roesner, BSN has been working with various quality measures optimization since 2013. His experience in program management in both clinical and performance measures allows a unique perspective on the challenge faced by healthcare systems today. Adam has presented trainings on HCAHPS programs for sales forces and executive leadership alike, and has managed various skin health and HCAHPS educational programs and bundles for acute, post-acute, and IDN facilities. Disclosure: Adam Roesner, BSN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Case Managers; Nurses; Physician Assistants; Physicians; in the following settings: All Healthcare Settings.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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