Educational Resources

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View the free continuing education (CE) opportunities and other educational resources from FNU below. These sessions were designed to educate and inspire nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners to take action in their communities and not only advance their careers but improve healthcare. Check back continually as we add more sessions!

If you have questions about the completion of the activities or the post-test evaluations, please contact Eileen O’Donnell at Eileen.Odonnell@frontier.edu.

 

Billing and Coding Tips and Tools: Is there a Hole in Your Bucket?

 

 

 

This program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $2,065,200. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

The focus of this workshop is to present and discuss the process of coding and billing, including how to select correct CPT and ICD-10-CM codes and coding for complex patient encounters in order to accurately reflect services provided and enhance revenue.

At the end of this presentation participants should be able to do the following:

 

  • Understand the rules and regulations that govern billing and coding practices.
  • Define the various code sets that represent services provided by midwives and nurse practitioners.
  • Discuss the key components that determine the correct evaluation and management code that represents an ambulatory or inpatient service.
  • Describe services that are included in global care.  
  • Describe services unrelated to pregnancy. 
  • Code common hospital services. 
  • Discuss how accurate coding is used to enhance revenue, decrease risk/fraud, collect data, and evaluate productivity.

This link will be available for one year beginning December 12, 2019 through December 31, 2020. Once you have viewed the session, you must complete the post-test and evaluation at the link below in order to receive credit for your contact hours. If you have questions about the completion of the activity or the evaluation link, please contact Stephanie Boyd at stephanie.boyd@frontier.edu.


 

Epigenetics for the practicing clinician: the science of how environments shape health

*This course is only offered to FNU preceptors, alumni and faculty.

Are you wondering about how marijuana affects sperm? How social determinants of health get embodied? How adult cardiovascular health is influenced by stress in the womb? Or why anxiety disorders are often familial, but not genetic? Join us for this self-paced, online web course offering free CEUs!

Take advantage of this free CE opportunity for FNU alumni, preceptors, and faculty. This opportunity is supported by FNU and the Campion Fund. This activity is approved for 14.08 contact hours of continuing education (which also includes 0.33 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

At the end of the short self-paced online course, participants will be able to:

 

  • describe basic components of the epigenome, their function in gene expression, and how these influence disease processes.
  • discuss the role of the epigenome in specific non-communicable diseases.
  • explain at a basic level how epigenetic information may be transmitted across generations, and how the epigenome influences fetal development.
  • communicate information about epigenetic influences on child development to patients, with a focus on what is known about the influence of health behaviors prior to conception and during gestation. 
  • describe the epigenetic mechanisms through which stress and trauma may influence human development. 
  • understand the extent to which the environment may, through epigenetic mechanisms, contribute to health disparities. 
  • teach patients about emerging science relating to prevention of noncommunicable diseases, and how health behaviors influence the epigenome.
  • understand the state of the science regarding epigenetic mechanisms of action for complementary/alternative medicine at a basic level, and will be able to teach patients about potential hazards of non-FDA approved methyl donor supplements.
  • reflect on the role of the APRN in relation to the emerging science of epigenetics.

This link will be available for one year beginning December 12, 2019 through December 31, 2020. Once you have viewed the session, If you have questions about the completion of the activity or course content, contact Laura Manns-James at laura.manns-james@frontier.edu. If you have technical questions, contact Support at support@frontier.edu.

*This activity is approved for 14.08 contact hours of continuing education (which also includes 0.33 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID# 19124032. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies. This activity has been approved through December 31, 2020.


 

Midwifery Pearls of Telehealth – FREE CE Session


This session is presented by FNU faculty members Dr. Tanya Belcheff, Dr. Cassie Belzer, Dr. Judith Butler, Martha Harvey, Dr. Audrey Perry and Heidi Loomis.

This session will provide an overview of telehealth from a midwifery perspective with special emphasis on the areas of patient engagement, group care, provider satisfaction and best practices for meeting compliance requirements.

At the completion of this session, you will be able to:

 

  • State 3 strategies to improve participant engagement in telehealth visits.
  • Describe 3 strategies to facilitate group prenatal care telehealth practices.
  • Identify the most common errors made that lead to dissatisfaction or loss of revenue in telehealth.
  • State 3 best practices for protecting privacy and confidentiality in telehealth visits.

This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hour(s) of continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 20074353. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies. This activity's approval expires on September 30, 2021.

Once you have viewed the session, you must complete the post-test and evaluation at the link below in order to receive credit for your contact hours. If you have questions about completion of the activity or the evaluation form, please contact Eileen.Odonnell@frontier.edu.


 

Hot Topics in the Management of Perimenopause & Menopause: A Conventional & Integrative Approach – FREE CE Session

This session is presented by FNU faculty members Dr. Ruth Ellen Elsasser and Dr. Ana Verzone

This session will provide a review of the most common conventional and evidence-based integrative medicine interventions used during perimenopause and menopause.

At the completion of this session, you will be able to:

 

  • Understand menopause and its varied presentation and symptoms.
  • Know the key differences between perimenopause and menopause.
  • Know how to properly diagnose menopause.
  • Understand the conventional approach to managing peri/menopause.
  • Understand integrative approaches to managing peri/menopause.
  • Know how diet, exercise, and lifestyle impact symptoms.
  • Identify complications of conventional pharmacology.
  • Identify the limitations of integrative therapies.
  • Know how to develop a patient-centered, individualized plan of care when managing perimenopause and menopause.

This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 0.75 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 20084431. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies. This activity's approval expires on September 30, 2021.

Once you have viewed the session, you must complete the post-test and evaluation at the link below in order to receive credit for your contact hours. If you have questions about completion of the activity or the evaluation form, please contact Eileen.Odonnell@frontier.edu.