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Session Description: This session will use an interactive workshop format to teach the reporting process of suspected elder mistreatment and neglect in a variety of clinical settings including community, residential care facilities (eg. ALF), and long-term care (LTC). Education will also be provided on reporting and service agencies often utilized in elder abuse cases, elder abuse ICD codes, and comprehensive documentation of suspected elder abuse cases. Three clinical case scenarios featuring suspected cases of elder mistreatment and neglect in a variety of settings; community, residential care facility, and LTC will be used to stimulate discussion. Participants will acquire knowledge that will enable them to feel more comfortable with the subject matter, allowing for increased reporting of elder abuse and proper diagnostic coding and documentation of suspected cases.
Demonstrate the belief that elder abuse commonly causes negative health outcomes for patients and that healthcare professionals have an important role in identifying and reporting elder abuse cases.
Describe the reporting process of elder abuse, identify themselves as mandatory reporters, and name the responsible reporting agency for elder abuse.
Explain the role of reporting agencies on a national and local level and understand the most commonly utilized reporting practices.
Utilize elder abuse ICD codes and demonstrate knowledge of CMS required documentation associated with these codes.