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Resources for Clinicians

 

For millions of Americans, the heartbreak of watching a loved one struggle with Alzheimer's disease is a pain they know all too well. Alzheimer's disease burdens an increasing number of our Nation's elders and their families, and it is essential that we confront the challenge it poses to our public health.

-- President Barack Obama


•  For the 1st time dementia care is identified as a national priority

 

•    NATIONAL PLAN TO ADDRESS ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
Ensure timely and accurate diagnosis
Identify high-quality dementia care guidelines and measures across care settings
Explore the effectiveness of new models of care for people with dementia
Advance coordinated and integrated health and long term services and support for individuals living with dementia
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Medicare Annual
Wellness Visit benefit 

Includes detection of cognitive impairment
Cognitive screens:
Billing codes and payment
First AWV: G0438, estimated Medicare payment $172
Subsequent AWV: G0439, estimated Medicare payment $111
Medicare will pay full amount with no co-payment for the beneficiary
 
 
 
 
 
CPT Billing Code Change 2013
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Billing Dementia Clinical Care
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Alzheimer's Diagnostic Guidelines 2012
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Behavioral Variant Frontotemporal Dementia Diagnostic Guidelines 2011
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Comprehensive Dementia Care
Guide for Clinicians
Brief guide for Primary Care Clinicians

Behavioral Issues in Dementia Patients
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Drviving with Dementia.  Assessment Tool Kit for Clinicians.

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CAREGIVER ASSESSMENT TOOLS
userfiles/2607091/file/op_2002_resource_inventory.pdf


 
Portal of Geriatric Online Education
Create a free account:  http://www.pogoe.org


Although many geriatric prognostic indices have been published, they may be difficult for busy clinicians to remember and use. The goal of ePrognosis (www.eprognosis.org) is to be a repository of validated geriatric prognostic indices for application in clinical and educational settings. The prognostic indices used in ePrognosis are derived from a systematic review of the literature, published by our group in JAMA January 11, 2011. ePrognosis offers a tutorial on how to use prognositic indicators in older adults. It also helps clinicians sort through quality issues of each index through it's use of a novel sorting algorithm. This algorithm uses set criteria to sort the indices by accuracy, generalizability, bias, usability, and clinical efficacy. 

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WA Alzheimer's Plan

https://www.dshs.wa.gov/altsa/stakeholders/developing-state-plan-address-alzheimers-disease

IOM Study of Family Caregivers

http://www.iom.edu/Activities/Aging/FamilyCaregivingforOlderAdults.aspx

 

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