The most forward-thinking sleep disorders programs are moving beyond a diagnostic and toward an "interventional" approach for the longitudinal care of sleep patients. This is partly a result of changes in healthcare reimbursement model away from treatment in favor of outcomes measures, and partly because of an increase in more acute populations in the clinical care pathway of these programs that currently are not receiving the care that is needed due to gaps in the clinical pathway. As a result, a sleep center model is needed which closes the gaps in the care of acute populations and promotes good clinical outcomes. This talk presents the step-by-step development of such a model in the setting of a hospital health system, and provides process, coding, and anticipated financial models for the attendee to adapt for the benefit of one's own sleep program.
1) The learner will be able to define current changes in the affordable care environment which impact the care of sleep patients.
2) Identify gaps in clinical care in the existing approach to treating sleep patients.
3) Describe a new model which transitions from a testing to an outcomes or "interventional" approach in the clinical care of patients.
4) Identify workflows for transforming the care model towards a more effective and viable sleep program.
The registration fee is $12. Certificate available immediately upon completion of the webinar evaluation.
A recorded version of this webinar will be available July 1, 2019 ($20 fee) and a post-test and evaluation are required to earn credit. Live webinars do not require a post-test for credit.
This program has been approved for 1.0 (one) credit hour by the AAST, BRPT and AARC. See RTSleepWorld.com for program approval numbers.