Learn About An Approach to Muscle Weakness in Primary Care

OSU Wexner Medical Center logo Learn About An Approach to Muscle Weakness in Primary Care. Today, fortunately, we don’t see much polio. The inactivated poliovirus vaccine was approved for use in the United States in 1955, and the oral polio vaccine was approved in 1957. With mass vacations, wild cases of polio dropped to a mere 30 confirmed cases in 2022. But there are plenty of other causes of weakness. The differential can be quite diverse.

So for today’s topic on the Approach to Muscle Weakness in primary care, we’ve invited two of Ohio State University’s Neuromuscular experts. First, Dr Matthew Burford is an Assistant Professor of Neurology specializing in Neuromuscular Medicine. And, Dr Michael Isfort is also an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Ohio State who is fellowship trained in both clinical neurophysiology and neuromuscular medicine.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to:

  • Differentiate true weakness from fatigue and asthenia\
  • Recognize patterns of localization to guide diagnostic testing
  • Localize weakness and associated symptoms to different components of the peripheral nervous system/motor unit.
  • Review common and uncommon neurological conditions affecting the peripheral nervous system and formulate an approach to diagnosis and treatment.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Urgency
  • Strength Grading

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

Learn About CPT Coding Tips: The Codes You Probably Forgot To Bill

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About CPT Coding Tips: The Codes You Probably Forgot To Bill. In addition to determining payment, Medicare also dictates what documentation is required in the patient’s medical record to justify billing any given CPT code. As we are going to see today, there are some pretty major changes in CPT coding and documentation this year, particularly for outpatient office visits. With that as an introduction, let me introduce today’s guest. Dr. Neeraj Tayal. Dr. Tayal is a general internist and Professor of Internal Medicine at the Ohio State University. He is going to start off today’s program with an overview of changes in outpatient office visit coding. For the second half of today’s webcast, I’ll be updating you on some of the outpatient and inpatient codes that many physicians don’t know about and can help ensure that you are being reimbursed for services that you are probably already providing.

View a video introduction of this webcast

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: provide a framework for selecting billing codes in the ambulatory setting based on diagnosis, data, risk and total time; equip billing providers with information needed to properly bill for prolonged services and telehealth services; using a case-based approach, learn about the correct CPT codes to bill for clinical services provided; and document appropriately in the medical record in order to meet Medicare requirements to bill these CPT codes.

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

Get a Better Understanding on How to Reduce Readmissions

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Get a Better Understanding on How to Reduce Readmissions. On this CME webcast, we’re going to take a close look at hospital readmissions, what causes them, what we can do in the hospital to reduce them, and what we can do in the ambulatory setting to reduce them. Joining me today is hospitalist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Brian Doyle.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: DEFINE readmissions and describe factors associated with readmitted patients; and DESIGN an introductory approach to address readmissions in their own healthcare setting.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Measures to reduce readmissions
  • Length of stay and readmission rates
  • Structure of the Medicare Hospital Readmission Reduction Program
  • What nurses and respiratory therapists can do to reduce readmissions

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

How to Add An Affiliation for Enduring Materials

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014This tutorial teaches how to add an affiliation for Enduring Materials.  When you add an affiliation, you’re simply adding the hospital that you’re connected with inside the Hospital Affiliation section of your account on our website.  This is because your hospital has paid to give you “free” access to our enduring materials post-test.  However, you can only get access if you add the affiliation to your account.  Instead of paying $25, you won’t be asked to make a payment.

Note: First, create an account on our OSU CCME website before starting the tutorial.

Let’s get started with the tutorial.

Click on the orange”My Account” tab at the top right of your screen

 

Click on the Hospital Affiliations button.

 

At the Drop-down Menu select your hospital name or the name you’re using for your affiliation.

 

Once you choose your Hospital Affiliation, Waiting will appear in the Status column.  The Waiting status will appear until your affiliation is approved by the Administrator. If you attempt to take a post-test in the Waiting status, you’ll see a web page dialog to make a payment.  Please wait until you are approved.

When your account gets approved, Approved will appear in the Status column.

You will also receive an e-mail, similar to the e-mail above, once your account is approved.

Learn about Insomnia on On-line CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn about Insomnia on On-line CME Webcast. For many people, insomnia is a nightly occurrence, leading to nocturnal frustration and daytime fatigue. On this CME webcast, we’re going to explore insomnia, what causes it and what you can advise your patients to do about it. Our guests today are specialists in sleep medicine. Dr. Meena Khan is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and of Neurology, and Dr. Jesse Mindel, who is an Assistant Professor of Neurology.

View a video introduction of this webcast

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: REVIEW basic approaches to insomnia treatment; REVIEW available behavioral and pharmacologic therapies for insomnia; Describe the epidemiology and health implications of chronic insomnia; DESCRIBE the psychological characteristic of those with chronic insomnia; and DESCRIBE the behavioral and environmental factors that perpetuate chronic insomnia.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common causes of insomnia
  • Normal sleep patterns
  • Melatonin
  • Sleep binging
  • Circadian rhythm disturbances
  • Eye patches and background noise recordings
  • Antihistamines
  • Approach to the patient who wakes up and cannot fall back to sleep
  • Approach to temporary situational insomnia

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.
Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.