Long COVID and Post-Viral Syndromes
Description: The CDC and AAPM&R predicts between 10%-30% of people who had COVID-19 will go on to develop Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC), also known as Long Covid (AAPM&R). This means anywhere between three and ten million Americans are experiencing symptoms associated with a post-viral syndrome. Healthcare professionals can intervene sooner in the disease process with an increased understanding of post-viral syndromes and their multisystem presentation. Through implementation of effective/efficient workup and management guidance, providers of varying specialty will see improved disease manageability and patient outcomes.
- Increase healthcare provider understanding and recognition of post-viral syndromes, ME/CFS, Long COVID, and common comorbid conditions leading to earlier interventions and more effective disease management.
- Increase provider confidence and ability to manage complex patients keeping the care of the patient "at home."
- Decrease inappropriate and unnecessary specialist referrals, reducing the time of onset-to intervention ratio.
- Improve billing and coding of these complex diseases which will impact prevalence rates and subsequent funding/reimbursement demands.
- Improve patient functioning, which will decrease disability claims, expedite return to work, and decrease economic and healthcare burden.
Earns: 1.5 CME Credits
Bradley Yellman, MD, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.
Rebecca Blake has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.
Beth Elliott has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.
Tahlia Ruschioni has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.
Statement of Accreditation
The Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement
The MSMS designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Brayden Yellman, MD, Bateman Horne Center
Doctor Yellman is a board-certified physician in internal medicine and rheumatology
1 hour 30 minutes
Release Date: May 24, 2022
Expiration Date: May 31, 2025