Interactive Resource Guides 

The Practice Support Team at Northwest AHEC offer a variety of concise, engaging, interactive guides on topics relevant to your practice at no cost. These may be viewed on-demand from any electronic device at your convenience. 

Current Guides: 

Cognitive Assessment and Care Planning Services 

Early recognition of cognitive impairment is vital! Some causes are reversible, and careful care planning to implement appropriate medical and supportive therapy, and anticipate future needs will help the person live their best life. Learn the nuts and bolts of a comprehensive Cognitive Assessment and Medicare reimbursement for this service.

Advanced Care Planning

Now is the time to be sure that every patient's end of life wishes are known and documented. The resources gathered here will facilitate that discussion with your patients and provide tools and information needed to meet Medicare requirements and receive reimbursement for this service.

Adapting the Four Habits Model for Virtual Visit Success

This self-paced, on-demand course gives clinicians practical tools and tips to optimize their virtual visit time with patients. Evidence-based recommendations and tools for virtual visits are presented from entities including American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Medical Association, North Carolina Area Health Education Centers and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 

The Four Habits Model (Kaiser Permanente) is the conceptual framework.

Evaluation and Management (E/M) Coding 2021: What You Need to Know

2021 brings some exciting new changes to the guidelines for evaluation and management services. To reduce the administrative burden, the E/M documentation guidelines have been updated to provide more flexibility and allow providers to spend more time focusing on patient care and less on documentation and coding. Providers now have new options for documenting and reporting E/M visits.  

Falls: Screening, Risk Assessment and Care Planning for Older Adults in the Community

This is an accredited  course providing Nursing and regular Contact Hours at no cost. (Simply register via the Course Catalog using link) Adapting Center for Disease Control and Prevention materials and using the STEADI framework (“Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths and Injuries”), this activity focuses on falls risk assessment and care planning from the perspective of ambulatory care clinical staff. 

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