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Health Policy and Advocacy Conference 2021

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This two-evening health policy and advocacy conference will provide an outstanding overview of current issues related to pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. Presentation topics include:

  • perspectives on how health policy will likely change with the new administration; and
  • an overview of health care disparities in the management of sleep disorders and approaches to improve outcomes for at-risk groups

Updates to relevant topics that affect our patients and practices will be covered, including:

  • coding and reimbursement;
  • changes in oxygen access, delivery, technology, and patient education;
  • multisociety efforts to improve access to home mechanical ventilation, noninvasive ventilation, and other PAP therapies for OSA and complex patients; and
  • the current and future roles of telemedicine in the management of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine.

Presentations will be interactive and delivered in several formats, including expert panel discussions, multidisciplinary roundtable discussions, and interactive didactic lectures.

Both live sessions will be recorded, so if you are unable to attend either of them, the recordings will be made available in our learning management system for all registered learners for three months.

Target Audience

Target audience: physicians, nurses, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, and nonphysicians who work in the areas of pulmonary medicine, critical care, and sleep medicine.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this conference, the participant should be able to:

  • Understand how health policy and patient advocacy will change with the new administration.
  • Explain the changes in coding and reimbursement related to pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine.
  • Identify barriers in the delivery of PAP, home mechanical ventilation, and oxygen therapy and what CHEST and other societies are doing to change the landscape.
  • Recognize how telemedicine can improve health-related outcomes.
  • Explain why health disparities exist in the management of sleep disorders and how providers can improve outcomes for at-risk patients.
  • Summarize how CHEST is expanding its role in advocacy and health policy.
  • Explain why health disparities exist in the management of obstructive sleep apnea and how providers can improve outcomes for at-risk patients.
  • Summarize how CHEST is expanding its role in advocacy and health policy.

Have a question about this course?

Contact helpteam@chestnet.org.

Item Number: 92792.1



CME/CE Claim Instructions
Health Policy and Advocacy Conference

To complete the Education Activity Evaluation for Health Policy and Advocacy Conference, claim CME/CE credits, and download CME/CE certificates and certificates of attendance (COA), please see the instructions below. You must complete your evaluation and download your certificate by May 31, 2021.

  1. Log in to learning.chestnet.org using your email address and password.
  2. Find this course in your course list.
  3. Complete the post-assessment and Education Activity Evaluation and click the Claim Credit Now link.
  4. To complete the claiming process, click “Claim” next to the corresponding activity under “Claimable CME Activities.”
  5. Select the type of credit you want to claim, and enter the number of hours you are claiming, commensurate with your participation.
  6. Finalize by clicking the final “Claim” button.
  7. Your certificate and transcript can be viewed under “Claimed CME Activities” on your dashboard.

If you need help, contact the CHEST Help Team at HelpTeam@chestnet.org. For faster assistance, outline the specific problem you are having, and provide your CHEST ID and contact information.


Physician Credit

The American College of Chest Physicians is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American College of Chest Physicians designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Credit

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 16433, for 4.0 contact hours.

Nurse Practitioners

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Individuals are responsible for checking with the AANPCB for further guidelines.

Physician Assistants

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 4.0 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.

Maintenance of Certification Statement

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 4.0 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.

Upon successful completion of this course, CHEST will submit your completion data to ABIM via ACCME's Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS) for MOC points. Please allow 3-5 business days after claiming for points to be reflected on your ABIM record.


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