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): Leonard Gelman, MD, CMD;Karyn Leible, MD, CMD Disclosure(s): All presenters reported they had no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Session Description: This session provides a detailed overview of the Minimum DataSet system currently in place in nursing homes and the changes envisioned with the new version 3.0 to be rolled out in the fall of 2009. Learning Objectives:
Trace the history and relevance of the MDS
Explain the process of data collection in creating the MDS
Demonstrate how the MDS is used in the Resident Assessment Instrument for care planning, as a reimbursement tool, and by CMS for monitoring quality
Recognize the changes in the new MDS 3.0 and their relevance tomedical directors and physicians in long term care
References: Original author and presenter of the AMDA Core Curriculum session on Essential Health Information Course Director AMDA Core Curriculum on Medical Direction