The ABCs of Health Care Reform: Practical Strategies for Integrating Mental Health Care in Primary Care (Part-1)

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Purpose

To provide an accessible, online CME educational activity for primary care providers on Health Care Reform and integrating mental health in primary care with a focus on tools that can be easily implemented in the practice setting for enhanced patient care outcomes and reimbursement rates.

Program Description

In a three part series, each consisting of a one-hour webinar, Dr. Jan Zieren, a family-practitioner who practices in the Appalachian region and Dr. Nzinga Harrison, a psychiatrist who provides consultation to medical practices on integrating behavioral health services will collaboratively provide discussion and education on the implications of healthcare reform as it relates to the provision of mental health disorders in rural primary care settings. 

This first webinar (webinar 2 and 3 under development) will include a discussion of prevalence of mental health disorders in rural primary care settings, barriers to identifying mental health disorders in the rural primary care setting and strategies for implementing standardized screening tools for those mental health disorders most commonly encountered in the rural primary care setting. 

The course includes:

1. Pre-test
2. Video
3. Post-test
4. Course evaluation
5. Certificate

Course Instructions

Participants will need to complete the post-test (70% pass rate) and program evaluation to receive CME credit. Once the requirements are successfully completed, a certificate can be downloaded. The program can be completed at participant's convenience.

A Certificate of Completion is provided after the completion of required activities (post-test and evaluation) for health care professionals who want to self-claim Continuing Education (CE) credit.

CME for this activity will automatically be submitted to the appropriate accrediting body.

The online course will include an Outcomes Measure assessment immediately after the activity and as an optional 90-day assessment.

Review Date: August 31, 2015
Original Release Date: September 9, 2015
Termination Date: September 9, 2018

Estimated Time to Complete: 1 hour

Cost: $30  

LMU clinical faculty - $15 (applied at the cart level)
LMU-DCOM alumni - $15 (applied at the cart level)
Residents - $15 (applied at the cart level)

Participants who complete Part One and Part Two of the Series are eligible for a 50% discount on Part Three.

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Target Audience

Primary care providers in Appalachia and/or rural areas in the U.S. (Psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, PAs, allied mental health providers, social workers)

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, learners will be able to:

  1. Describe the prevalence of mental health disorders in rural primary care settings.
  2. Assess barriers to identifying mental health disorders in the rural primary care setting.
  3. Describe how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements effect mental health treatment in primary care.
  4. Implement the use of standardized screening tools for depression, anxiety and substance use disorders in their practice.

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
  • 1.00 AOA CME Credit
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
09/09/2015
Course expires: 
09/09/2018
Cost:
$30.00

Nzinga A. Harrison, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Anka Behavioral Health, Inc.
Clinical Adjunct Faculty, Morehouse School of Medicine

A well-respected physician, administrator and educator, Dr. Harrison is an expert dedicated to providing education and support to the public, allied health professionals, physicians, and healthcare organizations about addictive and other psychiatric disorders, integrated health care and organizational efficiency and sustainability.

Disclosure: No reported relevant financial disclosures with commercial entities.

Jan Zieren, DO, MPH, FACOPdist
Associate Professor of Family Medicine
Lincoln Memorial University - DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine

In 2012, after more than thirty years of practicing in a busy urban family medicine clinic and precepting medical students, Dr. Zieren shifted gears to academic osteopathic medical education and practice in a rural setting. Her experiences as a physician, health policy fellow, preceptor/professor and leader in local, state and national organizations enable her to meaningfully address the challenge of integrating mental health care into primary care practice.

Disclosure: No reported relevant financial disclosures with commercial entities.

AOA

Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Council on Continuing Medical Education (CCME) to present programs that qualify for AOA-CME Category 1 credit. Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) and the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education (CCME) approve this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 hour of AOA Category 1-B CME credit.

AMA

The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the Maine Medical Association’s Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians. UNECOM designates this online CME activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.

Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the AOA Standards of Accreditation and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Essential Areas and Policies through the joint sponsorship of University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine and Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine. UNECOM is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME for this activity will automatically be submitted to the appropriate accrediting body.

A Certificate of Completion is provided after the completion of required activities for non-physicians and other health care professionals who want to self-claim Continuing Education (CE) credit.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
  • 1.00 AOA CME Credit
  • 1.00 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
09/09/2015
Course expires: 
09/09/2018

Price

Cost:
$30.00
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Required Hardware/software

To complete this activity, users will need:

• A device with an Internet connection
• One of the two latest versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari (Internet Explorer is no longer supported)
• Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML5 capable browser for video or audio playback
• Adobe Reader or other PDF reader software for certificate viewing/printing