Credits Valid Through 3/25/2021
AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine designates this self-study activity for a maximum of 92 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Maintenance of Certification (MOC)
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 92 MOC points and medical knowledge and patient safety credit MOC credit in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
CMD Credit Hours
This self-study activity has been pre-approved by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) for a total of 92 hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director (CMD) in post-acute and long-term care medicine. 61hours have been designated as Management education and 31 hours have been designated as Clinical education. The CMD program is administered by the ABPLM. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit actually spent on the activity.
CMD Credit Hours 2018 Annual Conference Program Planning Subcommittee
The Society wishes to gratefully acknowledge the Annual Conference Program Planning Subcommittee for their dedication to AMDA education and AMDA – The Society of Post-Acute and Long-Term Medicine Annual Conference 2018:
Mary Evans, MD, CMD (Chair); Michelle Bellantoni, MD, CMD (Vice Chair); Patricia Bach, PsyD, RN; Michelle Benedict, APN-C; Erin Brooks, RPA-C; Elizabeth Galik, PhD, CRNP; Julie Gammack, MD, CMD; Paige Hector, MSW; Melinda Henderson, MD, CMD; Kristin Higgins, PharmD, CGP; Zia Khan, MD, CMD; Kathleen Niedert, RD, CSG, NHA; Walter Nieri, MD, CMD; Neela Patel, MD, MPH, CMD; Kimberly Posey, DNP, RN, AGPCNP-BC; Diane Sanders-Cepeda, DO, CMD; Verna Sellers, MD, MPH, CMD; Phillip Sloane, MD, MPH; George Wang, MD, PhD, CMD; Rollin Wright, MD, MS; Robert Zorowitz, MD, MBA, CMD
According to AMDA and ACCME policy, all those in a position to control content are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships.
The following annual conference program planning committee members have financial relationships to report: Mary Evans, MD, CMD - Golden Living, Sava Senior Care: Corporate Medical Director. Diane Sanders-Cepeda, DO, CMD - UHG-Optum: Employee. Robert Zorowitz, MD, MBA, CMD – United Health Group: Stock Shareholder; all others have no relationships to disclose.
The following education committee members have financial relationships to report: John Loome, MD, CMD - Genesis Health Care: Employee; all others have no relationships to disclose.
The Society staff have no financial relationships to disclose.
NO CME/CMD available for this session.
This popular session, by four experienced speakers from Saint Louis University and the University of North Carolina, will present an intensive session covering current and difficult clinical topic in the care of frail elders in the continuum of care. Topics will reflect best recent medical evidence, evidence-based guidelines, and current health care best practices.
This session will present novel approaches to using a skilled nursing facility's own quality measure data to engage its medical director, unify its healthcare team, and improve quality measure performance.
The workshop will cover principles for writing CME exam questions ("items"), suggestions for writing realistic and practical items at the appropriate cognitive level, and item writing exercises. Experts will have the chance to not only develop items, but receive instant feedback on how well their items match industry standards, allowing them to edit their items and have them accepted at the workshop. Subject matter experts will be provided the opportunity to learn cross-field item-writing principles which will allow them to write valid questions in a variety of professional and educational settings.
This workshop requires pre-registration to participate. If you are interested in attending or would like more information about this opportunity, please contact Suzanne Harris, Director of American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM), at email@example.com by March 21, 2018. Participants will need to bring a laptop to participate in the workshop.
This session will introduce participants to evidence-based, non-pharmacologic interventions that will expand knowledge and competence regarding strategies to address behavioral symptoms in persons with dementia and improve quality of life. Through three presentations, the interactive session will highlight non-pharmacologic interventions appropriate for the LTC setting with specific strategies for implementation of one, Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST), into the residential environment. The first presentation focuses on the evidence and options for inter-professional non-pharmacologic interventions with specific attention being devoted to Reminiscence Therapy, Validation Therapy, and Reality Orientation. The second and third presentations will focus on a well-researched non-pharmacologic intervention, Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) which can be delivered by residential staff at multiple levels of clinical training to address behavioral symptoms and issues in persons with dementia.
Telemedicine is rapidly becoming a standard of care in modern medicine. By increasing access and responsiveness to care, telemedicine can improve clinical outcomes, reduce costs, and increase provider, patient, and family satisfaction. Despite these potential benefits, the technology and the requisite changes that it brings are relatively new in the PA/LTC setting. Many health care providers and leaders have expressed the need to build their knowledge and skills to reap the full potential value of this innovation. This half-day workshop will build attendee’s knowledge and skills in the standards for telemedicine care in PA/LTC through engaging lectures, roundtable interactive examples of telemedicine from PA/LTC settings, and facilitated discussions. Learners will leave with practical skills that are needed to “get started,” to advanced skills such as making the financial case for telemedicine in their PA/LTC system, to ensure that their program has the care processes and technology to accomplish their goals.
This session will highlight diagnostic challenges faced by providers when managing common infections (pneumonia, urinary tract infections and Clostridium difficile infections) in PA/LTC facilities, along with providing treatment updates. In addition, speakers will discuss strategies for prevention and early recognition of these infections. The audience will have the opportunity to seek answers for practical questions that they come across in their daily practice while managing common infections. This session will combine short presentations with interactive role-play session, small group case-based discussions, and an interactive panel discussion towards the end of the workshop.
In this session readmissions, length of stay (LOS), advance care planning, and patient/family education will be presented with strategies for positive individual clinician and group practice outcomes/performance. The speakers will discuss provider actions that “influence a good discharge” and the concept of “discharge planning beginning on admission.” This session will explore use of facility resources and home health nursing and provider/practice behaviors that influence positive partnerships with facilities and partners.
Back by popular demand, AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA) will offer the Infection Prevention in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Certificate Course in 2018. Developed in partnership with the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the course will address aspects of infection control and prevention that are unique to skilled nursing facilities, which must balance a home-like environment while minimizing the risk of infections. The course will review occupational health concerns in PA/LTC including outbreaks that affect both staff and residents, opportunities to improve antimicrobial use and strategies to reduce the transmission of infections, including multi-drug resistant organisms and Clostridium difficile. Participants who attend this course will earn 10 CME credits and a certificate in Infection Prevention in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care. Certificates will be sent electrically to participants within three weeks of course completion. Participants must attend the course in its entirety to earn a certificate. Please be sure to scan your name badge at the beginning of each concurrent session time slot to verify your attendance. If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact AMDA’s education department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quality measures are the largest determinant of your 'value' under all Medicare/Medicaid programs. Beginning with 2017, they determine how all physicians, APNs, and PAs are 'rated'. Those ratings follow you across all employment settings. Understanding how to manage your quality scores is becoming professionally critical. Each practitioner can be enrolled in multiple programs with different reporting requirements. You'll learn about managing quality for different audiences, reporting for regulatory purposes (CMS), and how to improve shared-patient care. This program is designed for clinical and administrative leaders with responsibility for quality reporting and quality strategies.