Continuing Medical Education
2022 CIN Qualifying Event opportunity
Title: Controlling Blood Pressure in Your Hypertensive Patient
Current practice guidelines indicate the need for blood pressure control to prevent end-organ damage. Despite this, our current performance as a system remains below top quartile.
This course is designed to discuss and consider the proper prevention, detection, evaluation and management of hypertension in adults.
J AM Coll Cardiol 2018;71:e127-248. http://www.acc.org
Statement of Need:
Value Based Contract and MSSP performance shows we are not managing our hypertensive patients adequately across the system (not getting them to the goals established by practice guidelines). This could be tied to lack of proper coding for medical exclusions but more importantly, it could be lack of therapy to get patients to goal, due to fear of over-treating White Coat Hypertension or patient reluctance. We also have an opportunity to standardize our techniques for assessing blood pressure readings across the system.
At the end of this module physicians will be able to:
- Describe the scope of issue
- Determine Measurement of Blood Pressure
- Understand the CMS Blood Pressure Measure
- Address White Coat Hypertension/Masked Hypertension
- Discuss Presentation and Management of Hypertension Using Current Guidelines
The following planners disclose that they have no relevant relationships with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients:
• Beth Shelton, Rachel Crouch, Miranda Mosley
The following speaker discloses disclose that they have no relevant relationships with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients:
- Beth Shelton, APRN; Rudolph F. Licandro, MD FACC
Commercial Support: There is no commercial support associated with this activity.
Accreditation and Designation:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through a Joint Providership of the Kentucky Medical Association and the Baptist Health Medical Group. The Kentucky Medical Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Kentucky Medical Association designates this internet enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Target Audience: Physicians in the Commonwealth of Kentucky
Estimated Time to Complete: This module will take approximately 1.0 hour to complete
Method of Participation Used: Participants will view and listen to a recorded lecture/interview style format.
Hardware/Software Requirements: High speed internet connection
Faculty: Rudolph Licandro, MD, Beth Shelton, APRN
Meeting Planner: Miranda Mosley, Rachel Crouch, Beth Shelton, APRN
Provider Contact Information: Miranda Mosley, Kentucky Medical Association
Copyright: There is no copyright associated with this activity
Release Date: November 2022
Termination Date: October 2023