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Telehealth: What Nurse Practitioners Need to Know
Recorded session from the AANP 2019 National Conference
Released: February 18, 2020
Expires: August 31, 2021 (subject to change)
Conference Level: Advanced Beginner
- CE for this activity will not be available after this date.
With the explosion of the telehealth industry, many Nurse Practitioners (NPs) are becoming involved in this method of care delivery. The role of the NP in telehealth can vary from being the connecting provider to being the referring provider connecting to a specialist. It may include an administrative role such as leading the development and implementation of a telehealth program or participating in tele-education or tele-research. With so many opportunities in telehealth ahead, Nurse Practitioners must be well informed about the professional practice issues surrounding the provision of care via telemedicine. This presentation will begin by reviewing the history of telehealth and defining key terminology. It will include a general overview of the applications of telehealth, review current expert opinions on care provided via telehealth, discuss current legislation pertaining to NPs and telehealth as well as review key credentialing considerations. It will also address current reimbursement and billing trends.
This CE activity is a recording of a CE session from the AANP 2019 National Conference. It has been edited to meet requirements for online learning. If you received CE credit for attending the live session at Conference, you many not receive duplication credit for this same activity in a different format.
CE Credit Instructions
- Read this activity description, including objectives and disclosures.
- Complete the educational content completely:
- Video Presentations: Watch all video presentations completely.
- Review all additional materials provided (handouts, posttest reviews, any other downloadable resources).
- After completing all content, go to Steps to Receive Credit:
- Complete the posttest
- Submit the evaluation to receive full AANP CE/Rx credit.
- Define telemedicine and telehealth.
- Identify four general categories of telehealth.
- Describe at least 3 key professional practice issues affecting nurse practitioners and the provision of care via telehealth.
- Describe current telehealth reimbursement and billing trends.
Kelli Garber, MSN, APRN, PPCNP-BC
This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies. Kelli Garber has no relevant affiliations to disclose.
The materials provided in this presentation are for general information purposes only and do not constitute legal or other professional advice on the subject matter. You are encouraged to seek the advice of your respective health care counsel and your compliance department for a more detailed explanation of this information and its application to your specific situation
This educational activity may contain opinions of the authors from their personal experience. The activity may contain discussion of published and/ or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. Further, attendees/ participants should appraise the information presented critically and are encouraged to consult appropriate resources for any product or device mentioned in this program.
For questions or more information concerning this online CE opportunity contact the AANP CE Center Manager at CECenter@aanp.org.
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