AMDCP Credit Designation: This session has been approved for a total of 1 Clinical 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 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Presenter(s): Jeffery A. Kerr, DO, CMD Disclosure(s): Jeffery A. Kerr, DO, CMD has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Session Description: This session presents practical methods for accurate and timely documentation in the long term care setting developed as a tool for a busy primary care physician with a long term care component to his practice. Key components needed for complete documentation are presented and attendees learn how to formulate templates for their individual practices for common and specialized documentation needs. Learning Objectives:
Recognize the key components needed for complete documentation in the long term care setting
Gain knowledge to formulate templates for their practice
Develop specialized templates for more focused exams (wounds,psychotropic drug review, procedures)
Recognize the impact of organized templates on reimbursement for nursing facility services
References: 2009 AMA CPT Book 1995 and 1997 Medicare Documentation Guidelines 2009 Medicare Physician Payment Schedule