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How Does Healthcare Reform Affect Stroke Care in Your Practice?

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Program Date: Dec. 13, 2011

Estimated Time: 1 hour


This activity is jointly sponsored by Medical Education Resources and National Stroke Association.

Accreditation for this program has expired. This program is for informational purposes.

Program Overview

The faculty will provide a summary of some of the main changes, then will move into a discussion of the changes specific to the care of stroke patients. They will also review resources available to assist with the new mandates. And of course, time for your questions.

Goals and Learning Objectives

The goal of How Does Healthcare Reform Affect Stroke Care in Your Practice? is to understand and prepare for changes required by health care reform. As a result of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Explain the differences between Medicare and Medicaid and the resulting changes from the Affordable Care Act
  • Discuss the specific affects to stroke patients and providers of the Affordable Care Act
  • Identify potential areas of growth that support the requirements of the Affordable Care Act

Target Audience

The target audience includes stroke center coordinators, nurses, medical directors, hospital administrators, neurologists, rehabilitative specialists and other healthcare professionals who provide care to stroke patients.

Content Developed and Presented By

Nina Solenski, MD
Neurology
University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, Virginia

Karen Rheuban, MD
Director, Center for Telehealth
University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, Virginia

Carolyn Engelhard, MPA
Assistant Professor, Health Policy Analysis
University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, Virginia

Disclosure of Conflict of Interest

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Faculty Disclosures

The faculty reported the following financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be mentioned in this CME activity.

Name of Faculty Reported Financial Relationship
Nina Solenski, MD, University of Virginia Health System    No financial relationships to disclose.
Karen Rheuban, MD, University of Virginia Health System  No financial relationships to disclose.
Carolyn Engelhard, MPA, University of Virginia Health System No financial relationships to disclose.

The content managers reported the following financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be mentioned in this activity:

Name of Content Managers Reported Financial Relationship
Denise Henasey, National Stroke Association No financial relationships to disclose
The content managers from MER    No financial relationships to disclose

System requirements:

PC-based attendees—Required: Windows® 2000, XP Home, XP Pro, 2003 Server, Vista or newer.
Macintosh®-based attendees—Required: Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger®) or newer.

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