This activity is intended for healthcare providers delivering care to women and their families.
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
1. Discuss whether insurance companies must cover mental health to the same extent and in the same way as medical treatments
2. List in what specific cases that “informed consent” can be waived
Estimated time to complete activity: 0.25 hours
Susan J. Gross, MD, FRCSC, FACOG, FACMG
President and CEO, The ObG Project
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The PIM planners and others have nothing to disclose. The OBG Project planners and others have nothing to disclose.
Faculty: Susan J. Gross, MD, receives consulting fees from Cradle Genomics, and has financial interest in The ObG Project, Inc.
Planners and Managers: The PIM planners and managers, Trace Hutchison, PharmD, Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CHCP, Judi Smelker-Mitchek, MBA, MSN, RN, and Jan Schultz, MSN, RN, CHCP have nothing to disclose.
Fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity are as posted on The ObG Project website. During the period from Jan 25 2022 through Jan 25 2024, participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures and study the educational activity.
If you wish to receive acknowledgment for completing this activity, please complete the test and evaluation. Upon registering and successfully completing the test with a score of 100% and the activity evaluation, your certificate will be made available immediately.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and The ObG Project. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine 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 healthcare team.
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.2 contact hours.
In recent years, few major bills have commanded as much support as the 21st Century Cures Act, which sailed to passage by votes of 392 to 26 in the House followed by a 94 to 5 in the Senate. Former President Obama signed the bill on December 13, 2016. The bill addresses the following three areas: research and drug development, behavioral health, and healthcare access and quality.
The NIH receives $4.8 billion for precision medicine and biomedical research in brain disease and cancer. The approval of new drugs and medical devices should happen more quickly. Researchers can now waive the requirement for “informed consent” in specific cases in which the devices being tested do not pose any health risks beyond those of normal everyday life and would not influence a patient’s care in any way.
In the behavioral health area, the mental health parity provision requires insurance companies to cover mental health treatments to the same extent and in the same way as medical treatments. Grants for community mental health resources and suicide prevention and intervention programs are also included.
Lastly, the legislation requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) to report to Congress on the current and potential uses of telehealth in the Medicare program and to assist Congress in its ongoing assessment of Medicare coverage of telehealth services.
There were several health information technology specific policies that will be critical for US healthcare in the upcoming decades including (HIMSS)
Increasing innovation and competition by allowing more choice in care and treatment
Reducing burden as well as advancing interoperability through new application programming interface (API) requirements, and promoting patient access to their electronic health information (EHI)
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