AMDCP Credit Designation: This session has been approved for a total of 1.5 Management credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
The American Medical Directors Association designates this educational activity fora maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Presenter(s): Harold Bob, MD, CMD; William Vaughan, RN; Patricia Tomsko Nay, MD, CMD Disclosure(s): Harold Bob, MD, CMD received a medical director fee from Future Care and Season’s Hospital. All other presenters reported they had no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Session Description: This session evaluates the regulatory and clinical challenges facing medical directors, in oversight of care of patients received from hospitals to skilled nursing facilities, or undergoing unexpected transfers from nursing facilities to hospitals. Awareness of regulatory processes, AMDA Guidelines, and Quality Improvement processes, can reduce the likelihood of a negative outcome for both the facility, and its residents. Learning Objectives:
Identify the potentials for harm in transitions between hospitals andnursing facilities
Reveal the regulatory myths involved in 'when in doubt send em out'
Relate the application of AMDA Clinical Practice Guidelines to thereduction of negative clinical and regulatory outcomes
Evaluate Quality Improvement processes that can reduce risks to bothresidents and to the facilities in care transitions
References: The powerpoint will reference AMDA Guidelines, CMSguidelines, and COMAR related to the cases presented.