Utah Psychological Association

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    • October 22, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Livestream event via Zoom
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    3 Continuing Education Hours

    Workshop Description:

    Multiple Sclerosis is a common neurological disease which often presents differently from patient to patient, with symptoms impacting coordinated movement, vision, pain, fatigue, sleep, mood, and cognition. Though periods of acute illness can flare up and cause disability, they often remit to a new baseline, especially with attentive medical and psychological intervention.

    Psychotherapists, neuropsychologists and behavioral health researchers can be important allies in mitigating MS in the following ways:

    • Stress (including trauma) is often a trigger for relapse, indicating an important role for behavioral health professionals to support patients to reduce risk and intensity of relapse, and help build resilience in the face of chronic uncertainty.
    • Support healthy adjustment to changing skills, changing relationships, and changing roles (professional, community, family).
    • Disease modifying therapies have significantly changed disease trajectories, but choosing a course of treatment is cognitively complex as patients must weigh the risk of developing serious conditions and side-effects with possible improvement in MS symptoms. With an empathic problem-solving approach, we can help patients articulate their values and preferences, and encourage deeper understanding of risks and benefits to improve shared-decision-making with their neurologists.

    Course Objectives:

    Dr. Garrett will facilitate this half-day workshop for a broad audience to include therapists, neuropsychologists, and health/rehabilitation psychologists; from the graduate student to seasoned clinician and scientist-practitioner. At the close of this workshop, participants will be:

    1. Conversant in common psychological and cognitive sequelae of MS
    2. Increase knowledge of medical and behavioral treatments for MS
    3. Become aware of local, regional and US-based resources for MS care

    Outline of Workshop

    1. Phenomenon of MS: from myelin to mind
    2. Who is impacted by MS?  Epidemiology & Demographics
    3. The (years-long) road to diagnosis, MS subtypes, and their prognoses
    4. When it is not quite MS (isolated syndromes, conversion disorder)
    5. Overview of disease-modifying treatments, and symptom management (including cannabis)
    6. Psychological Issues (identity, depression, anxiety, sex, fatigue, trauma, family)
    7. Neuropsychology (cognitive profiles, sleep, endurance)
    8. Vocational rehabilitation and disability
    9. Resources available in the US, Utah & the Mountain West

    Presenter Biography: Kelly Davis Garrett, PhD, Rocky Mountain MS/Neurology Clinic

    Dr. Kelly Davis Garrett is a graduate of Lewis and Clark College (1995), and Drexel University where she earned a Master of Science degree in 1999 and a PhD in 2002. She completed an internship in neuropsychology at Brown University and fellowship in neuropsychology at Utah State University at the Cache County Study on Memory, Health and Aging. Since 2004, she has worked at Intermountain Healthcare, specializing in neuropsychological assessment and cognitive care planning with adults in neuro-rehabilitation, geriatrics, and internal medicine/integrated primary care settings. She was one of the architects of Intermountain’ s care process model for Mild Cognitive Impairment and dementia, as well as its Late Career Physician program, which supports the credentialing of medical staff who are in their 70s and beyond. In 2014, she became a certified evaluator of health care professionals and later served as a faculty examiner for candidates for the that certificate from the California Public Protection & Physician Health. In 2018, she joined the Rocky Mountain MS/Neurology clinic, located on the LDS Hospital campus. She is a co-developer of the Philadelphia repeatable verbal learning test-- English, Mandarin, Czech, and Farsi versions-- as well as the cognitive vital signs tracker on the MS Care Connect app.

    Fees

    UPA Members

    • UPA Members on or before early bird deadline of October 15, 2021: $75
    • After Early Bird Deadline: $95

    Non-members:

    • Non UPA Members on or before early Bird Deadline of October 15, 2021: $100
    • After Early Bird Deadline: $110

    Students:

    • Student members: $0
    • Non-member students: $25

    Zoom link will be sent two days prior to the event.

    Online Event Registration

    Mail payment to:

    Utah Psychological Association
    5442 South 900 East, Ste. 512
    Salt Lake City, UT 84117

    Phone: Teresa Bruce at 801-410-0337

    Cancellations with full refund accepted one week prior to the event.

    Disability requests must be made 7 days in advance

    • November 19, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Livestream event via Zoom
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    3 Continuing Education Hours

    Workshop Description:

    Medical Coding is a foreign language. Clinicians who want to be properly paid for their professional services must become proficient in understanding the specific combinations of numbers and letters that are used to communicate to insurance companies what was done and why.

    This course will teach mental health professionals everything they need to know about coding, documenting, and billing for their professional services. Guidelines from the 2021 CPT® manual for the following services will be reviewed: Diagnostic Evaluation, Psychotherapy, Interactive Complexity, Health Behavior Assessment/Intervention, and Psychological and Neuropsychological Testing. Tips and tricks for proper diagnosis coding will also be discussed, as well as many differences between ICD-10 and DSM 5. Some local payer guidelines will be explored.

    Course Objectives:

    • Increased confidence about procedure and diagnosis code selections
    • Better understanding of AMA and CMS documentation guidelines
    • Navigating and avoiding claim denial

    Presenters: 

    Annie Allred CPC

    Annie Allred works as a Senior Coding Consultant for Intermountain Healthcare, specializing in all aspects of Behavioral Health coding and reimbursement. Annie has over 20 years of experience working in the healthcare industry and has been a Certified Professional Coder since 2014. Annie has a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature and loves to read. When not working, Annie and her family enjoy camping, hiking, and boating.

    Stephen Gillaspy PhD

    Dr. Stephen R. Gillaspy is a licensed psychologist and since August of 2019 has served as the Senior Director for the Office of Health & Health Care Finance within the Practice Directorate at the American Psychological Association APA). Prior to joining APA, Dr. Gillaspy was a Professor of Pediatrics within the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center since 2005. Within the Section of General & Community Pediatrics he served as the Associate Section Chief and Director of Clinical Psychology. Dr. Gillaspy also served as the Director of the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline. He completed his graduate training in Clinical Psychology at Oklahoma State University and completed his Clinical Internship and a Post-doctoral fellowship in Primary Care and Health Psychology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. At the state level Dr. Gillaspy has served on the Board of the Oklahoma Psychological Association and served as President. Nationally, Dr. Gillaspy has served as the American Psychological Associations Advisor for the Health Care Professional Advisory Committee to the American Medical Association’s Relative Value Update Committee (RUC).

    Fees

    UPA Members

    • UPA Members on or before early bird deadline of November 12, 2021, 2021: $75
    • After Early Bird Deadline: $95

    Non-members:

    • Non UPA Members on or before early Bird Deadline of November 12, 2021: $100
    • After Early Bird Deadline: $110

    Students:

    • Student members: $0
    • Non-member students: $25

    Zoom link will be sent two days prior to the event.

address: 5442 South 900 East, Suite 512, Salt Lake City, UT 84117 | phone: (801) 410-0337 | emailutahpsych@gmail.com
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