Cognitive Health Assessment (CHA)
The cornerstone of our program is a training on an annual screening tool for people 65 or older called the cognitive health assessment (CHA).
What is the cognitive health assessment (CHA)?
The cognitive health assessment (CHA) is a dementia screening approach intended to be conducted in older adult patients whenever a cognitive screen is indicated.
The CHA is not a diagnostic tool.
The assessment is completely free, validated in primary care, easy to score, and available in multiple languages! Dementia Care aware offers a training on the assessment to empower primary care providers and their teams to better detect dementia in their patients. Providers that complete the training can bill for the assessment in their patients with Medi-Cal only coverage using CPT code 1494F and can also use the tool whenever a cognitive screen is indicated, such as the Medicare Annual Wellness Visit. The training is open to all members of an organization (PCPs, nursing staff, social workers etc.) free of cost, and offers continuing education credits to eligible trainees. Eligible trainees can claim Continuing Medical Education (CME), California Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) credits, American Association of Family Physicians (AAFP) and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Credits.
The cognitive health assessment training is now available in two modalities, both of which provide learners with an overview of dementia, review of screening tools, and examples of team-based implementation strategies.
1. Live Monthly Virtual Training: Join us for the cognitive health assessment training on Zoom! These twice monthly webinars are held from 12 to 1 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month and led by geriatric medicine experts at the University of California Irvine. Eligible trainees can claim 1 free CE/CME/MOC credit with live attendance. Click below to sign up for live virtual training.
2. Online Module: The self-paced e-Learning course includes modules that can be completed over more than one sitting. Eligible trainees can claim 1.5 CE/CME/MOC credit. Click below to sign up for the eLearning course.
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