WMJ Vol 120 Issue 4: Differences in Utilization of Perinatal Psychiatric Teleconsultation Line Between Primary Care and Mental Health Providers

ABSTRACT

Purpose: Teleconsultation has been a newly recognized avenue by which to provide psychiatric services to perinatal populations being treated either by psychiatric or primary care providers. The Periscope Project (TPP) is a business-hours teleconsultation line providing enrolled clinicians with access to a subspecialty-trained psychiatrist, as well as community resources and provider education. This study examines the differences in consultation between enrolled providers.

Methods: Encounter data was entered into REDCap by TPP’s team members. Data was analyzed using summary statistics. Satisfaction information was attained by follow-up survey.

Results: During the first 24 months of program activity, TPP had a total of 737 referred encounters, 70.4% from primary care and 20.5% from psychiatry. There were statistically significant differences between psychiatric and primary care providers in terms of recommendations for use of certain types of medications and use of diagnostic screenings, as well as differences in what providers would have recommended in absence of TPP’s involvement.

Conclusions: Differences in enrollee’s rationale for consultation allows for better understanding of the needs of front-line providers. Tailoring educational information and even teleconsultation information based on provider group can allow for more efficient patient care and resource utilization. Providers across the spectrum found TPP beneficial, indicating that continued availability to all providers caring for women of reproductive age is important.

Target Audience

The target audience for this journal-based activity is healthcare providers caring for the people and communities of Wisconsin and beyond.

Learning Objectives

As a result of this journal-based activity, learners, as members of the healthcare team, will be able to:

  1. Describe a business-hours, real-time teleconsultation line in Wisconsin providing access to a subspecialty-trained psychiatrist, community resources, and education for all provid­ers caring for preconception, pregnant, or postpartum women.
  2. Summarize the study findings regarding differences between primary care and psychiatric providers related to consultation questions, use of diagnostic screenings, and medication choices.
  3. Discuss how the described teleconsultation project and the study findings could be applied to the learner’s own clinical or educational practice.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AAPA Category 1 CME
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 1.00 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 1.00 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
    • 1.00 Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Registration opens: 
05/31/2022
Course expires: 
05/30/2023
Cost:
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FACULTY DISCLOSURE

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) to identify, mitigate and disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* held by the  speakers/presenters, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this accredited continuing education (CE).  In addition, speakers, presenters and authors must disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation.

For this accredited continuing education activity all relevant financial relationships have been mitigated and detailed disclosures are listed below.

Name of IndividualIndividual's Role in Activity

Financial Relationship Disclosure

Discussion of
Unlabeled/Unapproved
Uses of Drugs/Devices
in Presentation?

Marianna Shershneva, MD, PhDAccreditation SpecialistNo relevant relationships with ineligible companies to discloseNo
Sarah Slocum, MDAuthorNo relevant relationships with ineligible companies to discloseNo
Christina Wichman, DOAuthorNo relevant relationships with ineligible companies to discloseNo
Shelby Kuehn, BAAuthorNo relevant relationships with ineligible companies to discloseNo
Jennifer Doering, PhDAuthorNo relevant relationships with ineligible companies to discloseNo
Laura Kopplin, MD, PhDReviewerNo relevant relationships with ineligible companies to discloseNo
Amgad S. Hanna, MDReviewer No
Robert Treat, PhDEditorNo relevant relationships with ineligible companies to discloseNo
Paul W. Nannis, MSWReviewerNo relevant relationships with ineligible companies to discloseNo
PAReviewer No
David Dwyer, PhD, RN, NE-BCReviewerNo relevant relationships with ineligible companies to discloseNo
Laura Ozkan, PAReviewerNo relevant relationships with ineligible companies to discloseNo

*Ineligible companies are those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on, patients.

The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical services directly to patients to be ineligible companies.

The table below reflects unmitigated data. Please see the table above for final mitigated disclosure information.

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Accreditation

Accreditation Statement

Jointly Accredited Provider LogoIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP and the Wisconsin Medical Journal.  The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Credit Designation Statements

American Medical Association (AMA)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this journal-based CE activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this journal-based CE activity for a maximum of 1.0 ANCC contact hour.  

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS (AAPA)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs  (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid until 2/16/2023. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Continuing Education Units

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for 0.1 continuing education units (CEUs) or 1 hour.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AAPA Category 1 CME
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 1.00 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 1.00 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
    • 1.00 Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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