Utilizing Quality Measures to Improve Parkinson’s Care: What Every Neurologist Needs to Know
The American Academy of Neurology's (AAN) 2020 quality measures for Parkinson's disease (PD) offer a framework to provide optimal assessment and care for people with PD.
Through this course, healthcare professionals who are not Parkinson's experts, will have a glimpse into Parkinson's assessments conducted by a Movement Disorders Specialist (MDS) utilizing the AAN quality measures for PD. They will exercise their skills through branch logic and will gain decision-making tools that they can use for treatment plans for people with PD.
Additional resources for neurology professionals and people with Parkinson's: Parkinson.org/Provider.
Quality Measures for Clinicians: A Review of AAN's Parkinson's Disease Measurement Set
Quality Measures in Action: A Glimpse into a Parkinson's Assessment with Anna
Quality Measures in Action: A Glimpse into a Parkinson's Assessment with Larry
Branch Logic/Learner Interactive
References, Summaries, and Resources
Credit Claiming and Certificate
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of:
- Physician Assistants
At the end of this activity, learners will be able to:
- Explain the importance of incorporating quality measures for the optimal care of people with Parkinson's disease.
- Articulate the appropriate questions to ask people with Parkinson's disease with a focus on identifying motor and non-motor symptoms.
- Analyze findings from the assessment of a person with Parkinson's to develop an interprofessional care approach for maintenance of physical functions and management of disease progression.
Commercial Support Disclosure:
The Parkinson’s Foundation developed this education series with support from the CVS Health Foundation. In developing the series, the Parkinson’s Foundation used the American Academy of Neurology's Parkinson’s Disease Quality Measurement Set 2020 Update with permission.
Parkinson’s Foundation adheres to the ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CE activity, including faculty, planners, reviewers, or others are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (commercial interests). All relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated prior to the commencement of the activity.
In support of improving patient care, Parkinson's Foundation is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.
Parkinson’s Foundation designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Parkinson’s Foundation designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Parkinson’s Foundation has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval valid through May 15, 2026. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent.
- 1.00 AAPA Category I CME
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 ANCC
- 1.00 IPCE Credit™
- 1.00 Participation