PROGRAM INFORMATION AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Clinical Consult

TARGET AUDIENCE

Practicing neurologists and physiatrists with an interest in improving their spasticity and muscle overactivity management skills.

PROGRAM SUMMARY

This Clinical Consult program is a continuing medical education (CME) mentoring initiative for practicing neurologists and physiatrists on the management of spasticity and other conditions that result from upper motor neuron syndrome.

A participating physician will travel to a preceptor's office, clinic, or institution for a one-on-one, ¾-day experiential program.

  • Preceptors will schedule 2-5 patients with spasticity to review with participating physicians.
  • Preceptors will conduct a didactic review of the Educational Compendium
  • Patient assessment, diagnosis, techniques for examination, and administration of pharmacologic therapy will be discussed and demonstrated

A participating physician may request for the preceptor to travel to his/her office under special circumstances. Please contact the NeuroRehab Preceptor Program at CogniMed Inc. at info@NeuroRehabResource.org or 973-288-2740, to make these alternate arrangements.


WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATING PHYSICIANS AND PRECEPTORS CONTACT WITH QUESTIONS?
  • NeuroRehab Preceptor Program at CogniMed Inc., 300 Lanidex Plaza, Suite 3206, Parsippany, NJ, 07054.
    • E-mail: info@NeuroRehabResource.org
    • Phone: 973-288-2740
    • Fax: 973-288-2738

WHO ARE THE PRECEPTORS?

WHO ARE THE PARTICIPATING PHYSICIANS?
  • Practicing neurologists or physiatrists
  • Experienced in the diagnosis and management of spasticity and related disorders
  • Exposure to and aptitude in various treatment modalities, including chemodenervation agents
  • Interest in and desire for improving spasticity-management skills

HOW DOES THE PARTICIPANT RECRUITMENT PROCESS WORK?

HOW ARE CLINICAL CONSULTS SCHEDULED?
  • CogniMed matches participating physicians and preceptors based on geographic proximity and contacts them via e-mail for dates available to participate in the program
  • Once a meeting date is confirmed, CogniMed will send meeting materials (Educational Compendium, Agenda, Logistics Letter) to all participants
  • PLEASE CONTACT COGNIMED DIRECTLY WITH ANY SCHEDULING QUESTIONS. PHARMACEUTICAL NEUROSCIENCE MEDICAL CONSULTANTS ARE NOT INVOLVED IN THE SCHEDULING PROCESS

WHEN WILL THE CLINICAL CONSULT PROGRAMS BE SCHEDULED?
  • On a first-come, first-served basis

WHO IS THE CME PROVIDER?
  • This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of CogniMed Inc and Evolve accredited by the ACCME to provide CME for physicians

HOW MANY CREDITS DO THE PARTICIPATING PHYSICIANS RECEIVE?
  • Evolve designates this educational activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity

WHAT ARE PARTICIPATING PHYSICIANS REQUIRED TO DO TO RECEIVE CME CREDIT?
  • Participate in a ¾-day Clinical Consult with a preceptor, including review of the Educational Compendium and 2-5 patient cases involving spasticity
  • Complete a Program Evaluation 1 week after the Clinical Consult
  • Complete a Postprogram Questionnaire approximately 1 month after the Clinical Consult

WHAT IS THE PATIENT QUALIFICATION AND SELECTION CHECKLIST?
  • The Patient Qualification and Selection Checklist is a form completed by the participating physician for each patient who will be reviewed with the preceptor on the day of the Clinical Consult
  • It asks for information about the diagnosis, level of severity of spasticity, treatment, and other information related to each patient case
    • To protect patient confidentiality, no specific information about patient identity is asked
  • The forms are forwarded to the preceptor for review before the Clinical Consult

WHAT COSTS CAN BE REIMBURSED FOR THE CLINICAL CONSULT?
  • The preceptors are eligible for up to a $50 stipend for any ground transportation to the participating physician's office
  • Lunch for the preceptor and physician the afternoon of their program (up to $50)
  • Please submit receipts for reimbursement to the NeuroRehab Preceptor Program at CogniMed Inc., 300 Lanidex Plaza, Suite 3206, Parsippany, NJ 07054

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY FOR PARTICIPATING PHYSICIANS TO ORGANIZE THEIR PATIENT SCHEDULING FOR THE CLINICAL CONSULT?
  • It is recommended that participating physicians schedule 2-5 patients with spasticity to focus on as educational cases
  • It is important that preceptors spend sufficient time with physicians to review patient assessment, treatment plan development, patient goals, and injection technique

HOW SHOULD BILLING FOR PATIENTS THE DAY OF THE CLINICAL CONSULT BE HANDLED?
  • Because of the educational nature of the program, treatment costs will not be reimbursed
  • Any patients scheduled for the NeuroRehab Clinical Consult program who require treatments, such as botulinum neurotoxin injections, should be billed through their insurance (as they would for a regularly scheduled visit)

WHAT IF A PRECEPTOR TRAVELS OUT OF STATE FOR THE CLINICAL CONSULT AND IS NOT COVERED BY MALPRACTICE INSURANCE?
  • Preceptors traveling out of state may request from CogniMed a disclosure form for both participating physicians and preceptors to sign that releases preceptors from all liability and states that preceptors cannot be held responsible for any problems that may arise from participating in this activity or following treatment recommendations presented due to the educational nature of the activity

WHAT IF A PHYSICIAN DOES NOT HAVE THE PATIENT BASE TO SCHEDULE 2-5 PATIENTS WITH SPASTICITY TO REVIEW WITH THEIR PRECEPTOR?
  • Physicians who are unable to schedule or treat an adequate number of patients at their office, and who are interested in traveling to a preceptor’s office should contact CogniMed Inc. at info@NeuroRehabResource.org or 973-288-2740
  • Based on geographic proximity, CogniMed will identify a preceptor who is willing to hold the Clinical Consult at his or her office, clinic, or institution
  • Because of the educational nature of this program, physicians who travel to a preceptor’s office will not be able to receive reimbursement for travel expenses

WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION POLICY?
  • The Clinical Consult should be cancelled only in the event of an emergency. As a courtesy to all participating in this program, please contact CogniMed Inc. at info@NeuroRehabResource.org or 973-288-2740 immediately if an emergency arises and your program needs to be rescheduled

Residency Practicum

TARGET AUDIENCE

PGY3 and PGY4 residents of neurology and physiatry with an interest and desire to increase their knowledge of spasticity and other conditions that result from upper motor neuron syndrome

PROGRAM SUMMARY

This Residency Practicum program is an educational mentoring initiative for PGY3 and PGY4 residents of neurology and physiatry on the management of spasticity and other conditions that result from muscle overactivity disorders.

Residents will travel to a preceptor’s office, clinic, or institution for a one-on-one, ¾-day experiential program.

  • Preceptors will schedule 2-5 patients with spasticity to review with residents
  • Preceptors will conduct a didactic review of the Educational Compendium
  • Patient assessment, diagnosis, techniques for examination, and administration of pharmacologic therapy will be discussed and demonstrated

WHO SHOULD RESIDENTS AND PRECEPTORS CONTACT WITH QUESTIONS?
  • NeuroRehab Preceptor Program at CogniMed Inc., 300 Lanidex Plaza, Suite 3206, Parsippany, NJ 07054
    • E-mail: info@NeuroRehabResource.org
    • Phone: 973-288-2740
    • Fax: 973-288-2738

WHO ARE THE PRECEPTORS?

WHO ARE THE RESIDENTS?
  • PGY3 and PGY4 residents of neurology or physiatry
  • Interest in and desire for improving management skills for spasticity and related disorders

HOW DOES THE RESIDENT RECRUITMENT PROCESS WORK?
  • Residents are nominated by their Residency Training Directors through an online nomination form on which they are asked to describe their residents’ experience in diagnosis and management of spasticity and related disorders, exposure to treatment modalities, and interest in improving their management skills
  • Nomination forms can be electronically submitted by Residency Training Directors at http://NeuroRehabResource.org/Residency_Practicum_Program.php

HOW ARE RESIDENCY PRACTICUMS SCHEDULED?
  • CogniMed matches residents and preceptors based on geographic proximity and contacts them via e-mail for dates available to participate in the program
  • Once a meeting date is confirmed, CogniMed will send meeting materials (Educational Compendium, Agenda, Logistics Letter) to all participants
  • PLEASE CONTACT COGNIMED DIRECTLY WITH ANY SCHEDULING QUESTIONS. PHARMACEUTICAL NEUROSCIENCE MEDICAL CONSULTANTS ARE NOT INVOLVED IN THE SCHEDULING PROCESS

WHEN WILL THE RESIDENCY PRACTICUMS BE SCHEDULED?
  • On a first-come, first-served basis

WHAT ARE RESIDENTS REQUIRED TO DO TO COMPLETE THE RESIDENCY PRACTIUM?
  • Participate in a ¾-day Residency Practicum with a preceptor, including review of the Educational Compendium and 2-5 patient cases involving spasticity
  • Complete a Program Evaluation 1 week after the Residency Practicum
  • Complete a Postprogram Questionnaire approximately 1 month after the Residency Practicum

WHAT ARE PRECEPTORS REQUIRED TO DO TO COMPLETE THE RESIDENCY PRACTICUM?
  • Participate in a ¾-day Residency Practicum with residents, including review of the Educational Compendium and 2-5 patient cases involving spasticity
  • Complete a Program Evaluation 1 week after the Residency Practicum

HOW WILL RESIDENTS GET TO THE PRECEPTOR FOR THE RESIDENCY PRACTIUM?
  • Based on geographic proximity. CogniMed will identify a preceptor who is willing to hold a Residency Practicum at his or her office, clinic, or institution
  • It is intended that residents will require 1 day for the Residency Practicum
  • Residents would travel locally to the preceptor the morning of, participate in the Residency Practicum, and then return that evening
  • Residents may have to take this day as a vacation day or an educational day, but the specifics of this designation will vary from program to program at the discretion of their Residency Training Directors

WHAT COSTS CAN BE REIMBURSED FOR THE RESIDENCY PRACTIUM?
  • Because of the educational nature of this program, residents who travel to a preceptor's office will not be able to receive reimbursement for travel expenses
  • Lunch for the preceptor and residents the afternoon of their Residency Practicum (up to $50)
  • Please submit receipts for reimbursement to the NeuroRehab Preceptor Program at CogniMed Inc., 300 Lanidex Plaza, Suite 3206, Parsippany, NJ 07054

WITH THE STRICT GUIDELINES ABOUT HOW RESIDENTS ARE TRAINED, HOW IS THE REIMBURSEMENT FOR PRECEPTORS STRUCTURED AND HOW WILL IT BE HANDLED ADMINISTRATIVELY
  • Compensation can be accepted by preceptors for the didactic portion of the ¾-day Residency Practicum
  • This would include review of the Educational Compendium (Slide Library, Differential Diagnosis, Patient Qualification and Selection, Therapeutic Options, and Suggested Reading and Resources)
  • As an option, preceptors may designate their honorarium (or any portion thereof) to be paid as a nonprofit research grant to an educational fund or to any specified source that they deem appropriate

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY FOR PRECEPTORS TO ORGANIZE THEIR PATIENT SCHEDULING FOR THE RESIDENCY PRACTIUM?
  • It is recommended that preceptors schedule 2-5 patients with spasticity to focus on as educational cases
  • It is important that preceptors spend sufficient time with residents to review patient assessment, treatment plan development, patient goals, and injection technique

HOW SHOULD BILLING FOR PATIENTS THE DAY OF THE RESIDENCY PRACTIUM BE HANDLED?
  • Because of the educational nature of the program, treatment costs will not be reimbursed
  • Any patients scheduled for the NeuroRehab Residency Practicum program who require treatments, such as botulinum neurotoxin injections, should be billed through their insurance (as they would for a regularly scheduled visit)

WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION POLICY?
  • The Residency Practicum should be cancelled only in the event of an emergency. As a courtesy to all participating in this program, please contact CogniMed Inc. at info@NeuroRehabResource.org or 973-288-2740 immediately if an emergency arises and your program needs to be rescheduled