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Digital Seminar

Primary Care Dermatology: Skin Treatments and Procedures


Faculty:
Mikala Riddlesworth
Duration:
Full Day
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
May 18, 2016
Product Code:
POS076920
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

  • Diagnose skin conditions with confidence
  • Learn simple in-office procedures
  • New billing/coding strategies for guaranteed revenue
  • Stop referring . . . treat your own patients

Face your fears! Be scared of skin conditions no longer! Attend this unique, one-of-a-kind workshop where you will learn about common skin conditions and treatment procedures and how to incorporate the dermatology procedures of cryotherapy, skin biopsies, surgical excision and advanced suturing into your everyday practice. Nowhere else will you get the opportunity to learn about dermatology in a more convenient and inviting environment. When the seminar concludes, you will be equipped with everything required to start treating patients. You will also learn how to be paid appropriately for these treatment options. All in the same day! You will wish you had gotten to this 1-day workshop sooner in your career!

Mikala Riddlesworth, PA-C, MMS, has educated providers across the country using her simple, straightforward demonstration of the most common dermatology procedures. Her goal is that, within your first week back at work, you have the opportunity to put your new skills to work, treating your own patients…instead of referring them. Be on your way to turning your new dermatology skills into profit for your practice!

OUTLINE

Skin Lesions: Benign vs. Malignant

  • Improve patient outcomes with accurate diagnosis
    • The importance of the non-dermatology provider
    • Taking a skin history
    • Performing a skin exam
    • Documenting findings
  • Distinguish signs and symptoms of common skin disorders
    • Compound vs. dysplastic nevi
    • Seborrheic vs. actinic keratosis
    • Solar lentigo
    • Lipoma and sebaceous cyst
    • Dermatofibroma vs. fibrosarcoma
    • Basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma
    • Malignant melanoma

Master Diagnosing of Skin Conditions: Case Studies

  • Real life scenarios straight from patient’s charts: Break down signs/ symptoms to determine the diagnosis

Dermatology Procedures

(Skill demonstration will be provided)

  • Cryotherapy for treatment of Actinic keratosis, Basal and squamous cell carcinoma, Solar lentigo, Seborrheic keratosis… and more!
  • Skin biopsies to aid in accurate diagnosis and differentiation between non-malignant and malignant lesions
  • Surgical excisions for definitive treatment of lipomas, cysts, basal cell, squamous cell and malignant melanoma
  • Advanced suturing to yield better cosmetic results and ensure closure of deep, large wounds

Procedure Billing and Coding

  • CPT billing and coding guidelines
    • How to appropriately bill for each procedure performed, including CPT codes and ICD-10 diagnoses
    • Take home handout, providing charts of all dermatology codes
    • Proper documentation requirements
    • Learn what must be included in your chart note in order to be properly reimbursed for procedures preformed

Improve Practice Revenue: Billing/Coding Case Studies

  • Learn from past providers’ mistakes that have resulted in lost revenue per patient service. You don’t have to make the same mistakes!

OBJECTIVES

  1. Differentiate between various skin disorders for proper diagnosis.
  2. Demonstrate step-by-step simple in-office dermatology procedures.
  3. Explain billing and coding guidelines to ensure appropriate reimbursement for care provided.
  4. Evaluate case studies to determine the optimal plan of care.
  5. Apply new knowledge to dramatically improve confidence when seeing your next patient with a skin condition.
  6. Plan to incorporate the latest strategies to manage dermatology cases within your practice, reducing the need for referrals.

 

ADA Needs
We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call our Customer Service Department for more information at 1-800-844-8260.

 

Satisfaction Guarantee
Your satisfaction is our goal and our guarantee. Concerns should be addressed to: PO Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000 or call 1-800-844-8260.

Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 6.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Florida Nurses

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.


Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 7.6 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



Handouts

Faculty

Mikala Riddlesworth Related seminars and products: 1

PA-C, MMS


Mikala Riddlesworth, PA-C, MMS, is currently an Assistant Professor at South College School of Physician Assistant Studies in Knoxville, TN where she educates aspiring healthcare providers on dermatology treatments and procedures and serves as the lead clinical instructor. Additionally, she has been practicing medicine for 10 years focusing on providing dermatology services in medically underserved communities. Mikala has created a unique dermatology education program and has spoken professionally at multiple education conferences teaching providers about skin conditions and treatment options. Now she is bringing her hands-on learning experience to primary care providers around the country in order to improve access to dermatology care.

After completing her education, Mikala spent a year in family practice, where she first noticed the fear many providers have of skin issues. She then worked alongside a dermatologist outside of Atlanta, Georgia to learn more about skin conditions and to master techniques for skin treatments. Since that time, during her career in rural communities, she has diagnosed and treated several hundred skin cancers. Her goal is to educate non-dermatology providers on simple procedures that can be performed to improve patient care so they can offer potentially life-saving treatments.

Disclosures:

Financial: Mikala Riddlesworth has an employment relationship with South College School of Physician Assistant Studies in Knoxville, TN. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Mikala Riddlesworth has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.


Additional Info

Program Information

Additional Resources

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CD/DVD

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Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Target Audience

Clinical Nurse Specialists, Nurses, Nurses Practitioners and Physician Assistants

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Satisfaction Guarantee
Your satisfaction is our goal and our guarantee. Concerns should be addressed to: PO Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000 or call 1-800-844-8260.

ADA Needs

We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call our Customer Service Department for more information at 1-800-844-8260.

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